Comically unfunny

originally published 11/02/2016 in The Navigator Newspaper “Fentanyl. Humanities Herbicide. 100 percent effective. Warning: Side effects include reducing… Residential B&E by 50 percent. Commercial B&E by 97 percent. Home Invasions by 52 percent. Auto Thefts by 63 percent.” These words were written on what looks like a cardboard box advertisement for a brand-new product. This… Read More Comically unfunny

Awe & Sublime Horror: Giant Sparrow’s Eden Finch

originally published 07/01/2016 ClipThrough.com After playing through the surprisingly emotional game, The Unfinished Swan, I was thrilled to hear that developer Giant Sparrow was hard at work on its next game—the eerie looking, and ominously titled What Remains of Edith Finch. What sticks out almost immediately when talking to Giant Sparrow’s Creative Director Ian Dallas is his sheer… Read More Awe & Sublime Horror: Giant Sparrow’s Eden Finch

The Nosleep podcast and the art of the scary story

originally published 04/06/2016 in The Navigator Newspaper Since I was a kid, I’ve loved horror stories—whether it was books, movies, comics, campfire stories, or even just perusing the horror section of my local video store, reading the backs of VHS cases I wasn’t allowed to rent. It started innocently enough, reading the Goosebumps and Scary Stories to Tell… Read More The Nosleep podcast and the art of the scary story

In the mood: An evening with the Glenn Miller Orchestra

originally published 04/06/2016 in The Navigator Newspaper A couple of years ago, I began my journey into a place that many had gone before and many have gone since: to the world of collecting vinyl records. In the beginning of my collecting, I wasn’t especially discerning in my purchases. The records I bought typically cost… Read More In the mood: An evening with the Glenn Miller Orchestra

No girls allowed: Star Wars toys exclude protagonist Rey

originally published 01/26/2016 in The Navigator Newspaper This article may contain spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Get over it, and read it anyway. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now the third highest grossing film of all time. Sitting pretty at more than $1.75 billion, the movie has smashed through records and proven that the… Read More No girls allowed: Star Wars toys exclude protagonist Rey