THROWING IT ALL AWAY

Well, THAT happened. It seems that after 70 episodes of Game of Thrones, show runners David Benioff and DB Weiss have decided that character arcs are not important. The same goes for logic. Pacing can probably go to hell too. Tropes are cool though. Let’s start with the most glaringly awful development in the 80 minutes that […]

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Gender and Class in Westeros

Season 8 Episode 4 is in the books (well, not literally) and even though the Night King has been vanquished, gender and class still play a role in Game of Thrones. GoT has always been about class struggle and if prolific author Charles Dickens, whose works almost always centered around class, was born when Star Trek was on […]

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What’s Past is Prologue

The most interesting and substantial conflict in Game of Thrones is over. That’s right, the Night King is no more and the army of the dead has been defeated. We all assumed this day would happen and now that it has, the most interesting part of the story is over. With wrapping up the central […]

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THE SOPRANOS TURNS 20

  January 10, 1999, was a day that SHOULD NOT have lived in cultural infamy. On that day, nearly all things culture were pretty forgettable. Aside from salacious post-impeachment gossip, 1999 was posed to be a yawner. The top box office hit was A Civil Action, a law drama starring John Travolta and Robert Duvall. This acclaimed, […]

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The Hidden Haunts of Hilliard

There is no easy way to get to Hilliard. From anywhere. On the planet. In fact, due to Hilliard’s proximity to and distance from Worthington, my north end friends refer to Hilliard as ‘Indiana’. Jerks. In the 30 months I lived in Hilliard, I have to say it grew on me. Everything is SUPER convenient […]

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URBAN DEVELOPMENT

URBAN DEVELOPMENT – MEYER TO LEAVE OHIO STATE AFTER THE 2019 ROSE BOWL Urban Meyer’s seven season resume as head football coach at THE Ohio State University is impressive: 82 wins against 9 losses, an undefeated season, 7 wins and 0 losses to archrival Michigan, three Big Ten titles and a National Championship. Ohio State […]

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