The End of an Era ft. Avengers: Endgame

The End of an Era ft. Avengers: Endgame

The sun sets on a decade of dynamite entertainment, with the definition of blockbuster bliss. Melissa and Jon revisit the start of their superhero fandoms and review the latest chapter in the Marvel saga, Avengers: Endgame. Maybe you’ll laugh, maybe you’ll...
For Lady Mormont

For Lady Mormont

This is a sestina poem in honor of Lady Leanna Mormont. If you don’t want spoilers and have not watched Game of Thrones S8 ep3, don’t read this yet. Ravens carry the call.Who’s the king of the north?White is our breath,winter’s here at last.The...
Poetic Justice: Lawrence of Arabia

Poetic Justice: Lawrence of Arabia

If brownface could kill, would it murder your movie-watching experience? Melissa and Jon stumble upon a problematic piece of history watching ‘Lawrence of Arabia.’ The overlong epic’s 3 hour and 45 minute run-time led them to read Ray...
Now Deleting Sex Drive

Now Deleting Sex Drive

My brother Jon Matos is guest writing today, a flash fiction glimpse of a dystopian future.Jon Matos – @jonmatoswriter on Twitter Odette peed. Her skin resonated with a warmth that climbed to her cheeks. She sighed, grateful for a minute to herself. “Mustang...
Native Son Book Talk #readthe5th

Native Son Book Talk #readthe5th

Does injustice end with one hand-out? Richard Wright questions “pay-it-forward” morality through his novel, ‘Native Son,’ where an awkward racial encounter turns deadly, virtually setting Chicago on fire. Jon and Melissa struggle through a...