Month: March 2021

WONDER WOMAN 1984 4K Blu-Ray Review: An Apex Predator

Since its inception in 2013 with the release of Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel, the DC Extended Universe has stood as one of Warner Bros.’ flagship franchises over the past decade. Despite the DCEU’s varying highs

The Clever Architectural Feature That Makes Life on Bermuda Possible

In 1609, the flagship of the Virginia Company, Sea Venture, was blown miserably off course by a brutal summer hurricane that wrecked the ship near a tiny island, some 700 miles off the Virginia coast.

Watch: Wacky Animated Short ‘Oh, Darling!’ from Cornelius Joksch

Another social media cautionary tale! This amusing, wacky animated short is a personal project from Berlin-based animation filmmaker Cornelius Joksch and it’s another fun story that’s criticizing the tragic lives of people obsessed with their

What’s New to Stream on Netflix for April 2021

Crossing the Streams is a series of columns spotlighting all the offerings hitting the big streaming services each month. This time we’re checking out the new Netflix arrivals for April 2021, including a new fantasy

AGORAPHOBIA: A Suspenseful Thriller Mixing Mental Illness And The Paranormal

It’s a timely release for a horror film like Agoraphobia, after most of the world has been confined to their homes for much of the last year. Written and directed by Lou Simon, this film

The Risks and Rewards of the Remarkable Desert Truffle

In good years, fall and winter thunderstorms drench the deserts east of the Mediterranean. In early spring, the soil cracks in some places, the swelling signs of desert truffles below. An age-old harvest begins. In

PolitiFact Gaslights Readers on Late Night’s Comically Obvious Liberal Bias

Savvy readers long ago stopped trusting fact checking services, and for very good reasons. Sites like Snopes.com often go to comical lengths to either downplay Democrats who twist the truth or pretend Republicans actually lied

AMUNDSEN: THE GREATEST EXPEDITION: Not So Great After All

As someone who has visited the Arctic Circle city of Tromsø, Norway not once, but twice (it’s beautiful and charming, and they run a great Midnight Sun Marathon), I am not unfamiliar with Roald Amundsen.

Great Auk Sculpture at Valahnúkamöl in Iceland

This bronze statue of the now-extinct great auk overlooks the impressive sea cliffs where these birds once nested. The statue in the Reykjanes peninsula was created by the artist Todd McGrain. It is one of

Lares Hot Springs in Lares, Peru

The Lares hot springs in southern Peru are made up of outdoor pools surrounded by tall stone walls, grassy fields, and outdoor showers. The natural hot springs have been used by locals in practices that