Author Archive for Robert


Check out this really well-written account of how Ulysses by James Joyce was labeled obscene and then allowed to be published in the United States from the CBLDF. Ulysses is one of my all time favorite novels and the arguments against its publication weren’t even related to the really dark, absurd, or shocking elements of the story. How could they be? The book was blocked after Episode 13 was published in a little NYC magazine. You can’t blame Molly Bloom on this one.

Obscenity Case Files: United States v. One Book Called Ulysses


Bleeding Cool almost buried the lead on this one. Shane Black’s adaptation of the incredible noir manga Death Note is still happening. And apparently some Doc Savage film thing is happening, too. But those two sentences on Death Note? Brilliant. The live action Japanese adaptation is solid and the anime is one of my favorites. Very excited to see when this finally goes into production.

Shane Black On His Death Note And Doc Savage Movies

Macbeth Review (Broadway)

Macbeth Review

What is it that has kept us coming back to Shakespeare again and again for centuries? Is it the masterful wordplay? The colorful characters? The layers of meaning and themes interwoven throughout? The structure that binds each play together? Alan…


And in PayPal is still evil news, Paypal refused to release crowdfunding to Skullgirls developer Lab Zero because they refused to acknowledge that the money was raised for development, not product. Paypal wouldn’t give up the money unless Lab Zero agreed to be 100% responsible for refunds on a product people pre-paid for in a game they already own and enjoy enough to prepay for product. All but $35,000 have been released now but the story’s not over. Lab Zero is out for blood and will be filing complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau because no other bank or banking service pulls this nonsense.

PayPal Refuses to Release Crowdfunding to Skullgirls Developer


I’m going to be at an anime convention all day today. If I’m up to it tonight, I’ll put up another new post. For now, allow me to redirect you to one of my favorite posts that fits the Spring Into Suspense theme.

Pacing is Everything: Long Form Storytelling on TV