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Friday, February 26, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

As a child of the 70s, I grew up with Carole King’s “Tapestry” seemingly always playing in the background. The singer/songwriter’s smash album was a slice of mellow, AM radio gold that defined pop music’s pre-disco era. What I was unaware of at the time, when my mothe... [More]

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Friday, February 19, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

Most people know the CliffsNotes version of Jesse Owens’ biography. They know the African-American track star won a bunch of medals in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and poked a whole lot of holes in Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy. As you would expect, the complete story of his life was ... [More]

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

“Zoolander 2” is a dumb movie. Of course, that is kind of the point. “Zoolander” was a dumb movie, but when it came out 15 years ago (holy Lord, does that make me feel old), its so-lowbrow-it-is-highbrow skewering of the fashion world felt fresh and surprising. But even thou... [More]

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Saturday, February 13, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

We are quickly reaching the point of superhero oversaturation. We know every spandex-clad trope by heart; from the origin stories all the way through to the reboots, we have been there and done that. Which means now is the perfect time for “Deadpool.” Deadpool is a character deep down t... [More]

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Friday, February 5, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

What I love the most about the Coen Brothers is their ability to gleefully hop and skip from one genre to the next all while delivering a certain off-kilter sensibility that permeates every one of their films. From hard-boiled dramas, to Westerns, to outright comedies, the Coens have uncompromisingl... [More]