2 days ago | Gaming
So, I finished Stranger Things, and I can honestly say few shows have ever affected me in the same way. Lots of critics have already talked about the homage to ‘80s films or its ability to subvert a lot of gender roles from those flicks, but I wan...
3 days ago | Lists
Houston has something of an identity crisis, I find. Most people seem to know what to expect when they move to a place like New York City or Los Angeles, but talking with people in other states and countries it’s clear that we remain a mystery to ...
7 days ago | Parenting
So, my daughter has gotten into these live-action Nickolodeon sitcoms over the summer, mostly The Thundermans, Ricky, Nicky, Dicky & Dawn and Henry Danger. Not terribly compelling television, but also not so annoying I grind my teeth as I make...
14 days ago | Gaming
When I was a kid, the ending of a video game mattered. A lot. Even if it was just a generic “thanks for playing,” the ending was your reward for the time you put into beating the game. In fact, let’s pause there. Does anyone even say “beating the ...
16 days ago | Parenting
My daughter turned seven this week, and her big gift from us this year was a current-generation iPod Touch. Frankly, we did it to preserve our sanity as there are only so many renditions of the Glee-version of “Don’t Stop Believing” or Fall Out Bo...
23 days ago | Pop Culture
This past weekend the controversial reboot of Ghostbusters finally brought in more money than it cost to make, topping $158 million in total worldwide box office receipts, putting to rest any notions that it would be a flop by not making back its ...