August 2019

Apollo at 50

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. I have, of course, spent a good chunk of the week up to my […]

Apollo at 50

Space Race Episodes 1-3

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. B7 Media and Boffin Media are responsible for some of the best science audio and audio drama

Space Race Episodes 1-3

Bedfellow by Jeremy C Shipp

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here.Something breaks and something else, something unspeakable, climbs through the gap. There’s a

Bedfellow by Jeremy C Shipp

Blade Runner 2019 Issue 1

This piece originally appeared as part of my BFS Award nominated weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here.Ash is a Blade Runner, an LAPD sanctioned murderer. But

Blade Runner 2019 Issue 1

Cog by Greg van Eekhout

This piece originally appeared as part of my BFS Award nominated weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. Cog is a twelve year old boy. Cog is

Cog by Greg van Eekhout

The Dead Don’t Die

This piece originally appeared as part of my BFS Award nominated weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. The best way to spot a Jim Jarmusch movie

The Dead Don’t Die

Mib 123 (4): Men in Black

Men in Black, with a couple of decades distance, is possibly the oddest pre-millennial blockbuster ever made. It’s marketed as the story of a young hip NYPD officer discovering the true nature of the world and there’s certainly a lot of that. But there’s also a unique and memorably horrible villain, moments of genuine poignancy

Mib 123 (4): Men in Black

Mib 123 (4): Men in Black 2

Men in Black is such a perfectly neat story that it was alway going to find an audience and that audience was going to want a sequel. A sequel that, by its very existence, would damage that self same perfect neatness. Late stage capitalism, it seems, is once again a hell of a drug. Robert

Mib 123 (4): Men in Black 2

Mib 123 (4): Men in Black 3

(Turns chair around, sits down) So, you made a sequel, a decade later, to a sequel that was itself made five years after the original. The production was functionally cursed, the half of the movie set in 2012 was filmed before the half set in 1969 was written, you lost at least one cast member,

Mib 123 (4): Men in Black 3

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