Thorn — A Short Book Lover

I adore fairy-tale retelling and this lush fantasy offered me exactly that. It was complete catnip for me, tackling the complex issues of justice and revenge. Luckily for me, the lovely Tina Mories and Hot Key Books sent me a copy in exchange for an honest review, so thank you so much to them. Synopsis: […]Continue reading “Thorn — A Short Book Lover”

On Homer (Part 1): What Makes Homer Special? — Caffeine & Philosophy

After reading Homer extensively over the past six years, in multiple translations and with the addition of a number of commentaries and analyses, I think it is time to begin writing my own thoughts on these books, if only to elucidate and crystallize what those thoughts may be. This will probably come in multiple parts… OnContinue reading “On Homer (Part 1): What Makes Homer Special? — Caffeine & Philosophy”

Embracing Love In A Time Of Fear — The Growth Philosophy

As a civilization I have been feeling as if we are at the precipice for sometime and the beginning of a new dawn is upon us. I could never quite put my finger on these feelings. A shift in global consciousness perhaps? Maybe we all shifted into a parallel universe in 2012 when the Mayans […]Continue reading “Embracing Love In A Time Of Fear — The Growth Philosophy”

Too Insignificant — Fun with Philosophy

Obscured from the universe, I’m holding up my fears, Letting out cries That no one will hear My tear, just a drop In the big, boundless sea Flowing where it takes it Until it’s unseen Nobody can feel What I feel deep down Even the loudest of screams Don’t seem to make a […] Too InsignificantContinue reading “Too Insignificant — Fun with Philosophy”

Tom Green was the most innovative guy in the world for a while. Seriously he was. Web-o-vision!

Web-o-vision was the most amazing thing ever. Tom Green created his own talk show. He set up his website and would have a late night talk show set-up. He had guests on and they would talk for hours. There were no commercial breaks to interrupt the conversations. The guests would talk for hours. There wasContinue reading “Tom Green was the most innovative guy in the world for a while. Seriously he was. Web-o-vision!”

Comic books are almost dead.

This is an astonishingly professional and well thought out presentation on the state of the comic book industry. The comic book is the thing that the “nerdy kids” always loved. Seeing the latest comic book on the shelf. Picking it up. Feeling it in your hands. Opening it up. Reading each page slowly. Savoring eachContinue reading “Comic books are almost dead.”

Can art do anything, especially during periods of crisis? What is art? Paintings and stuff? But, more importantly, what is art good for? Olivia Laing presents us with a compelling case for art giving us hope. If Andy and Red from Shawshank Redemption were real people, they would be reading this article. Hope is a good thing. Maybe even the best of things.Continue reading “Can art do anything, especially during periods of crisis?”