Where does our cultural conjoining of sleep and death come from, and how has the entanglement of the two concepts persisted throughout time in our major artistic and historic works?
As we contemplate our present and future around the 239th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, are we being myopic? Is our politics focused mainly on marginalia while real change, big change, is being prepped elsewhere?
Fashion is fickle and comes in waves, rushing up onto the shores of consciousness, soaking the landscape so it becomes more than a trend, before receding to be re-invented, a decade or two later.
It's the highest rated cable TV show that's been continuing on an upward trajectory since its pilot episode aired on October 31, 2010. And while technically already having won two Emmys, both Creative Arts Emmys in 2011 and 2012, The Walking Dead deserves more.
"You really like those AMC shows don't you?" a woman asked me recently. To which I said, "Yes, I do." For AMC means it when they say story matters here. Also, it's their compelling characters who give depth to their stories. Therefore, both story and characters matter at AMC.
Okay, that's a little misleading. It will take a bit more than two minutes to read this, but I recently had the opportunity to spend two minutes each pulling quotables from gaming and pop culture icons.
Do celebrities regret the same things in life that most people do? When I reached out to discover what the famous look back on with regret, I received responses from a very unique group of individuals.
Never in my lifetime have I heard of a science fiction theatre festival -- perhaps because they never existed until actor/writer David Dean Bottrell came up with the idea in 2013 after reading The Wife's Story, a dark and unusual short piece by the great Ursula LeGuin.
Archery is cool now. Blame it on The Hunger Games, The Avengers, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones -- but the good ol' bow and arrow have never b...
The day our selfies accurately reflect our inner lives is the day we become an integrated species. This is the day the Shadow recedes and the Self of higher awareness shows up. It's a day worth waiting for. The struggle is right before us, projected on our computers, phones, TV screens and in new genres of literature dedicated to the paranormal underbelly.
I've asked Gale Anne Hurd to share her thoughts on why the story of the first female Principal Chief of The Cherokee Nation is one for the history boo...
To have any chance, Cruz must be made to appear human. To pull that off he mustn't harness his nascent weirdness so much as let it gallop across the political spectrum.
Fact is, if we ate more mindfully, many of us wouldn't even need an actual diet plan to lose excess weight and feel better about ourselves and our bodies in the present moment.
The motor mouth who has to blurt out all his feelings before he's even fully felt them or understood them just wants to sit. He doesn't want to talk. And he asks Ritchie to cut his hair.
Counting down to this week's 90-minute finale of The Walking Dead will be filled with anxious anticipation. It will also be filled with one other unfortunate thing: death, and most likely the death of a major character.
Danai Gurira is multi-talented acting force of nature, super-fabulous in bringing such emotional depth to her role on The Walking Dead. Her performance is the kind we have not seen lately, in the sci-fi drama genre or, frankly, any other genre.