Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 5:45pm

In 2009, very few Star Wars fans anticipated that “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” a dinky children’s show on Cartoon Network, would feature an event like Order 66. In the nicest terms, the early “Clone Wars” animation was stylized blocky CGI. But the humble show, helmed by Dave Filoni, developed a large following. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 7:02pm

“Never Have I Ever,” a new Netflix original by Mindy Kaling, makes discordant choices when telling a fun story.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 5:16pm

Over the years, “Avatar the Last Airbender” has earned a place in pop culture history, and in my heart. I can’t exactly call myself an OG fan of “Avatar,” but I think I come pretty damn close. The show and its many comics and reiterations landmark my life. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 6:00pm

Populated sparsely by cowboys and robbers, American folklore recounts the West as a lawless outer bound, tantalizingly wild, wide and undiscovered. Opportunity caked onto riding boots and stuck under saloon stools; the American essense trapped in river basins with prospectors sifting for gold. You could get rich in the American West. Be a landlocked privateer or tumbleweed barkeep. A real-life “choose your own adventure.” 

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 5:21pm

In “A Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald Trump,” David Plouffe offers succinct tips for the energized civilian to help their favored candidate ascend the White House steps. Each chapter gives insight into the general campaign process. His book provides a crash course in what a campaign manager would want volunteers to know about how to best utilize their labor and the campaign's materials. When reading “A Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald Trump,” Plouffe’s optimism reads as genuine as he avoids the demoralizing rehashing of status quo politics.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 9:35pm

Turn back the clock to the most unironic ironies, to halcyon days: a distant landscape populated with plaid and Dr. Martens-donning teens and tweens. Blockbuster stores are thriving, proudly located on Main Street. Simultaneously colorful and grungy, the ’90s represented a new counterculture rebellion, a relentless repudiation of the establishment and a universal truth.