Spotlight: Peanut Butter and Tofu on Jewish Rye (Review)

A review of the Icebox Radio Theater’s production of Peanut Butter & Tofu on Jewish Rye. By Andrew Librizzi. Adapted for radio by Jeffrey Adams. Sound Stages podcast, December 27, 2005 – January 17, 2005. Do you believe in miracles? In December 2001, Daniel Ekuchukwu, a pastor of a Nigerian church, was in a fatal […]

Spotlight: Gilmore Girls

When a friend of mine found out I liked Gilmore Girls, he said, “Really? What’s it about? It’s just a mother and daughter, right?” How does that represent what’s probably the best dramatic series on TV right now? Isn’t that like saying, “The Godfather is just another movie about organized crime”?

Spotlight: Storyteller (Review)

A review of Storyteller: Writing Lessons and More from 27 years of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop by Kate Wilhelm Tell me a story. Tell me a story about telling stories. Tell me about before there was the Internet, and people wrote with heavy machines that went clunk-clunk, and they wrote their dreams on paper, and […]

Spotlight: Tales of Pirx the Pilot (Review)

This is StanisÅ‚aw Lem week. This past Monday, we looked at his novel The Investigation. Today, we’re reviewing a two-volume set: Tales of Pirx the Pilot and More Tales of Pirx the Pilot.

Spotlight: east of the web

This episode almost didn’t make it out in time. Production got hung up when I got carried away at east of the web. east of the web is a web site featuring quality short stories, hundreds of them, by new and classic authors.

Spotlight: Firefly and Serenity (Review)

Whatever happened to Zorro? I think I may have seen him on a spaceship, a Firefly-class cargo vessel called Serenity. And there was even an episode with a swordfight!

Spotlight: Psychonauts (Review)

I think I finally know what I want to do with my life. Not my career, but what I do for a mid-life crisis. I want to be Tim Schafer. On the Psychonauts credit sheet, Tim Schafer is listed as “Creative Director.” The creative genius behind such classic story-games as Day of the Tentacle, Full […]