In any artistic medium there are two positions of power. The content creators and those who control the distribution channels. The studios in Hollywood are such a force to be reckoned with because they often manage to be both, sort of. Because there is a third piece that is integral to the process and historically […]
So, two stories now, that originated as Twilight fan fiction, have become actual books. With names changed and seven figure deals. The whole idea of it raises, I think, problematic and interesting questions. Obviously, at some level, all works of fiction play on central, common themes. Authors retell fairy tales and ancient mythology and rework […]
For reasons that aren’t worth going into I read a quote from Ayn Rand last week. It was part of her HUAC testimony before Congress in 1947 regarding the film Song of Russia. Made during World War II,
I was hanging out with Julia and Simon the other night and I realized something. I started thinking about common languages.
My most cohesive language community was in college. The best way