MOVIE REVIEW: Space Pirate Captain Harlock

Space Pirate Captain Harlock Directed by: Shinji Aramaki Toei Animation Company I’ll begin by prefacing this review with the following disclaimer: Though I am a long time fan of Japanese animation, I am only marginally acquainted with the exploits of the renowned Captain Harlock. So, despite a few run-ins with later incarnations of the show, […]

FANTASY FOOTBALL: Analyzing the First-Round Picks

How important are first-round picks in fantasy football, and how clearly does off-season hype translate into regular season production? In the summer, we find ourselves swept up in the excitement, scrolling reports ad nauseam for analysis, creating handwritten cheat sheets and completing countless mock drafts. Eventually, it all seems for naught as we realize teenage-level […]

COMIC REVIEW: Chronicles of Hate — Book #1

Chronicles of Hate Book 1 Adrian Smith Top Cow Productions/Image Comics September 24, 2014 British artist/creator Adrian Smith — who cut his teeth in the early ‘90s working for independent publishers Apocalypse Comics and Iron Hammer Graphics before moving on to provide artwork for Warhammer 40K and Magic: The Gathering — isn’t a household name yet, […]

Six Books for Those who Want to Skip Christmas

For those of us who dislike Christmas for whatever reason – maybe it was a bummer of a Holiday when you were young, maybe it reminds you of a loved one who is no longer with you, maybe you just don’t like the grab-n’-grunt consumerism that has eclipsed whatever spiritual meaning the day was supposed […]