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...
The Twilight Zone & Small Screen Sci-Fi

The Twilight Zone & Small Screen Sci-Fi

“You are about to enter another dimension, not only of sight and sound, but of mind.” So began the most iconic sci-fi anthology series in history: 156 episodes over 5 years, and everyone has a favorite. Melissa and Jon reflect on the show’s history,...
Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ & Woke Horror

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ & Woke Horror

“A new nightmare” from screenwriter, director, and comedy giant Jordan Peele invites uncomfortable laughter and thoughtful thrills. Jon and Melissa offer (non-spoiler) thoughts on the how Jordan’s sophomore movie fits into the horror genre, and what...
Captain Marvel & Female Superheroes

Captain Marvel & Female Superheroes

Gender-bent homages and femme fatales have fallen. From the rubble, Marvel re-envisioned classic characters to better represent their readers. Captain Marvel is the latest adaptation, and the perfect Rosetta Stone to decipher what makes a female hero tick. Melissa and...