All too often, the book a film is based on becomes the default watermark for the story being told. And why shouldn’t it be? After all, it existed first, doesn’t that inherently make it the ideal form of the story? Continue reading “The Martian: Elevating the Source Material”
Here’s another recipe that comes from my mom. Most places will bread them or deep fry them, so I don’t really get to have these unless I visit home. I’ve loved them my entire life and, this weekend, I took my mom’s challenge and made them for the first time. Continue reading “Chiles Rellenos”
It had been 10 years since we last spoke. The call from Meri’ta was as unexpected as the news she had to share. Our friend, Andrew Urahl, had been murdered. Continue reading “Murder on Atmos”
This is a spin on a standard street taco, except I’ve substituted the meat for mushrooms and a bell pepper. This is another one of those dishes that you could easily add pork or beef to if you’re not interested in keeping it vegetarian. Conversely, you could drop the cheese and make this a vegan street taco. Continue reading “Vegetarian Street Tacos”
How I started to hate my favorite game of the year.
Time: 60 to 120 Minutes
The day is July 4th, 2015 and six figures huddle around a map of London, ignoring the crackle of fireworks outside. There was a murderer on the loose and no time to waste. After all, what better way to celebrate Independence Day than to best England’s most famous detective at his own game. Continue reading “Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective”
I missed this one when it was in theaters despite really digging the teaser (linked below). I love coming of age stories, and a coming of age flick for 30-something’s sounded fresh and inventive – even if you didn’t find Naomi Watts awkwardly dancing to hip-hop funny. Continue reading “While We’re Young”
This one comes courtesy of my Chromecast which, when not magically presenting the latest season of The Walking Dead, rotates through images from NASA and various food blogs. If not for the high definition image of this beautiful dish, I would have never gone looking for a recipe involving black eyed peas – easily my least liked legume (and hip hop group). Continue reading “Black Eyed Peas with Chard & Leeks”
This is easily—hands down—one of the best trailers I’ve ever seen. Continue reading “The Dawn of War III Announcement Trailer is Incredible”
Kill a yeti for a man and he levels once. Teach a man to kill yetis and he levels forever.
– Ancient Osirean Proverb