Spring Fever

It’s still unseasonably chilly, but today I have that happy sense of revitalization that occurs when you finally shake off the winter gloom and fully immerse yourself in the knowledge that springtime has arrived. To celebrate, I’ll post my all-time favorite poem, which captures the essence of spring and love and everything in the world … More Spring Fever

Hunger Games and Akira: A Tale of Two Race Issues

There are two major kerfuffles going on at the moment involving movie adaptations of beloved tales. The first is the casting of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games. The second is the choice of all white males to audition for the roles of Tetsuo and Kaneda in the adaptation of Akira. I’ll … More Hunger Games and Akira: A Tale of Two Race Issues