Let’s Play “Round the World with Nellie Bly”

Journalist Nellie Bly became famous in the late 1800s for her investigative and adventurous stories published primarily in New York World newspaper. Early in her career Bly went undercover to get the stories of female factory workers and later feigned insanity in order to by committed to an asylum, writing about the experience in her piece … More Let’s Play “Round the World with Nellie Bly”

Nostalgia Head: Where in the World… did the Carmen Sandiego games go?

At seven years old, nothing wound me down after a long day of learning cursive and playing kick-ball, like coming home to my favorite computer game, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?. As an ACME Detective Agency agent, I was puttin’ villains around the globe behind bars left and right. All in the ultimate search to … More Nostalgia Head: Where in the World… did the Carmen Sandiego games go?

Miyazaki Rewatch: Howl’s Moving Castle

If I had to chose a personal favorite among Hayao Miyazaki’s films, it would probably be Howl’s Moving Castle. In fact, it’s a personal all-time favorite film. This was the first Miyazaki film that I saw, freshman year of college, and watching Howl’s, a door opened and I couldn’t consume Miyazaki’s works fast enough. Rewatching it a few … More Miyazaki Rewatch: Howl’s Moving Castle

Nostalgia Head: Playmobil

I’m not sure what sparked my memory, but I recently found myself thinking about Playmobil’s Victorian house. I coveted this toy playhouse as a child, drooling over the dormer windows and old-world feel on the glossy pages of the Playmobil catalog and hoping my parents would surprise me for Christmas.

Stranger Things: Kickin’ it old school and keepin’ it weird

There’s a consensus about Stranger Things that everyone reviewing the show on the internet has somehow magically come to: a Spielberg/Stephen King, 80’s homage to genre entertainment. It’s a decent description for the show, but a bit of a generalization. There are a number of tropes pulled from 80’s movies: bikes, bike lights, forests, flashlights, guys in … More Stranger Things: Kickin’ it old school and keepin’ it weird

Spielberg Directing Ready Player One: My Entire Life Has Built Up to this Moment

Ernest Cline’s breakout novel, an ejaculation of everything nerds could ever wish for in one place, is set to be adapted into a film under the direction of Steven Spielberg. Spielberg is a breakout director whose previous credits include some relatively unknown titles like, Indiana Jones, Jaws, E.T., and Jurassic Park. Ready Player One takes place in … More Spielberg Directing Ready Player One: My Entire Life Has Built Up to this Moment