Arts & Entertainment

Molly & The Doubleclicks

Nerdiness and randomness at Molly Lewis & The Doubleclicks’ Portland stop on their 2013 West Coast Tour. Filmed at Things From Another World on January 6, 2013. Molly Lewis: Website YouTube Bandcamp Buy the album I Made You A CD, But I Eated [...]

‘Hunger Games’ leaves readers hungering for more

I'm not sure when I first heard about the bleak, dystopian future brought to life by Suzanne Collins in The Hunger Games, but I know I haven't stopped hearing about it since. The Hunger Games follows the story of Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year-old girl living in the nation of Panem, the country that rose up out of the ashes of what was once North America. When the book opens, Katniss has spent most of her life filling her dead father's shoes as the head of the family. She is hardened by years of caring and providing for her mother and little sister, Prim, as they struggle to survive in the Seam, the poor side of coal-mining District 12. The book is filled with vivid descriptions of starvation, Orwellian politics and - though it's never mentioned outright - a deep sense of post-traumatic stress disorder afflicting both individual characters and the beaten-down society as a whole. The name of the book itself comes from a horrific event that would not be out of place in a Roman arena. Two children from each district, chosen at random once a year, are forced to fight each other to the death on live television. [...]

The Tacomapocalypse Returns

"A Dog and His Zed" by Adam the Alien. This artwork will be on display at Tacomapocalypse II. With all the different end-of-the-world scenarios lately – we had two Raptures last year alone – it’s easy to forget that Tacoma had its [...]

NT Crew Review: Green Lantern

The NT Crew – Paul and Gordon of Norman Tweeter Productions – attended the midnight showing of Green Lantern last night. They talk about the history of the film, the trailers, the characters and, of course, whether or not it’s a good movie [...]

Dick Tracy: A Book Look

The fine folks of Norman Tweeter Productions and I filmed this review back in October, but due to various circumstances were unable to complete it until now. (Circumstances include, but are not limited to: holidays, upgrading software mid-project, the fact [...]

The Creative Process

I’ve recently been introduced to a lovely webcomic called FreakAngels, written by Warren Ellis, that godlike writer responsible for Transmetropolitan. The story revolves around a group of twelve brain-whammy super-powered types called the FreakAngels [...]

If I Can Dream: The hazards of editing

One of the advantages to the “If I Can Dream” experiment is that it offers its audience the chance to really see the power of editing. As an editor and a viewer, I find it interesting to see the chopped up versions of things I watched live. The [...]