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June 21, 2016

This Friday the latest installment of the alien invasion theme is coming to theaters worldwide in the form of Independence Day Resurgence. Since Orson Welles War of the Worlds radio broadcast in 1938 we’ve had a fear and fascination with the idea we might not be alone...

June 20, 2016

Since Superman showed up on the scene there have been “humanity at stake” stories in the superhero comics/movie genre.  Because of their awesome powers, superheroes have simply had to face equally or more daunting threats to strike a balance in the storylines. Even so,...

June 15, 2016

Four Ways Superhero Movies Reflect Us – Part 3

It is anyone’s guess who first said “Art imitates life.” Aristotle recorded this reflection in his treatise Poetics, but it was likely a well worn saying even in that time. Oscar Wilde is widely credited with being the firs...

June 13, 2016

Spectacle is more entertaining than substance and what better vehicle is there for delivering spectacle than the superhero movie?

When examining the wide world of entertainment - television, books, live theatre, internet and film – a great deal more spectacle can be fou...

June 8, 2016

Four Ways Superhero Movies Reflect Us – Part 1

In 1978 the first Superman starring Christopher Reeves was released and promised us “You will believe a man can fly.” Long lines formed at theaters around the country as moviegoers agreed, and, for the first time, a superhe...

June 2, 2016

Back before the financial crisis, I lamented openly (to my poor co-workers, family and friends) the problems we were certain to create by allowing the large scale use of home equity to finance borrowing from the future to live at a far higher standard than was sustaina...

January 9, 2016

Studying economics/organizational behavior has long been a hobby of mine (I know, I crossed over the nerd line into the dark arts - or at least trying to understand them - some time ago) and while most of this site will be dedicated to my fiction writing and other crea...

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