DUNE and Critical Analysis of Modern Media

DUNE and Critical Analysis of Modern Mediaby Jack Sellers Not too long ago, I saw an article using the 2021 adaptation of Frank Herbet’s massively influential science fiction novel Dune to discuss how overanalyzing media has overrun popular culture. The long and short of the article was that movies are supposed to be entertainment, and looking for connections to the real world and themes within … Continue reading DUNE and Critical Analysis of Modern Media

Does Live-Action Anime Work?

Does Live-Action Anime Work?by Noah Thompson There have been many live-action adaptations of anime and cartoon series that have greatly disrupted the fans over the years. Ranging from “Dragonball Evolution-horrific” to “Alita: Battle Angel-acceptable”, these live-action adaptations rarely unite fans in the same way the source material does. Every once in a while, someone in Hollywood attempts to recreate a series with a much larger … Continue reading Does Live-Action Anime Work?

A Brief History: Halloween — Plus 15 Facts You Might Not Know

A Brief History: Halloween Plus 15 Facts You Might Not Know by Logan Volkert Halloween is the United States’ second most celebrated holiday behind Christmas. But many people may not know the origins of Halloween—what its name means or where its traditions stem. With Halloween right around the corner, here is a brief history of the wonderfully horrifying holiday and 15 facts you might not … Continue reading A Brief History: Halloween — Plus 15 Facts You Might Not Know

A Quad Cities Halloween: 10 Things to Do

A Quad Cities Halloween: 10 Things to Doby Logan Volkert From graveyard-wandering ghosts and pumpkin patches to costumed kiddies and candy, Halloween is a holiday of celebration and of finding the beauty in the grotesque, the light in the dark, the face behind the mask. Death is natural, and Halloween reminds us that without it, life wouldn’t be nearly as special. Because of my love … Continue reading A Quad Cities Halloween: 10 Things to Do

Unfinished Business: The State of Today’s Games

Unfinished Business: The State of Today’s Gamesby Noah Thompson We have gotten quite used to the frequent flow of patch notes and content coming to our favorite games, which sometimes can dramatically change the feel of the game. These updates are the flames that keep the interest in a game alive while attracting players back to the activity. Although a game does not truly die … Continue reading Unfinished Business: The State of Today’s Games