"People ask me all of the time if I have a hobby. I thought I didn't, but I was wrong. I do have one and it's bathing. That's my hobby. ... And since I'm a professional daydreamer, this is practically like being on the job."
Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion." The United States government defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion, except by us." Personally I prefer the former definition.
The current trend of superhero/fantasy/sci-fi films can be seen as a form of modern mythology -- grand out-of-the-ordinary tales inspired by human experience like lore of old, with this newer crop of stories heavily influenced by big entertainment corporate interests.
William Shatner, appearing at this weekend's Dragon*Con in Atlanta, is quite the busy (renaissance) man. Sure, you may know him from his Priceline commercials, his huge Twitter following, or some tv shows and movies you might be familiar with.
The visuals of The Twilight Zone form a kind of collective generational nightmare. The remarkable thing about the man who created many of these episodes from 1959 to 1964, Rod Serling, is that the writer-presenter learned his craft not in the visual era but in the age of radio drama.
In the interceding decades, I have attracted those I consider part of my "tribe" who may also hail from somewhere else in the cosmos. We speak a common language: that of nature and mysticism, music and art, touch and deep spirituality.
According to The New York Times, Gary Lucas is "a guitarist with a global guitar" and The New Yorker says he's "the thinking man's guitar hero." Introducing his new album Cinefantastique is the artist with a few words about the project.
Parents have always shared some of their favorite childhood activities with their kids, but before Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services became so easy to access, watching favorite old TV shows was tricky (or expensive).
Bob Calhoun's got a new book out called Shattering Conventions: Commerce, Cosplay, and Conflict on the Expo Floor, and we thought we would pick his brain about the crazy world of fan boys and girls, expos, trade show and conventions.