Is Donald Trump President in the Marvel Universe?
The president in Marvel comics continuity is usually the same as the president in real-life, but Trump hadn’t made any appearances in the comics in the first several months of his presidency. In this feature, I looked at the history of presidents in Marvel comics, and had a very tricky time getting Marvel representatives to give a very, very carefully worded statement.
Waco Is Poised to Change Our Collective History
A story about the Waco miniseries featuring interviews from the showrunners and an expert in the history of the ripped from the headlines TV special, focusing on how miniseries like this shape the public’s perception of hot-button historical events.
Seeing Earth from Space Profoundly Changes People. Can You Do That on TV?
The National Geographic documentary series One Strange Rock aims to gives viewers a sense of what it’s like to experience the planet from outer space, a life-changing phenomenon known as “The Overview Effect.” In interviews with several NASA astronauts and the series’ executive producer, Darren Aronofsky, I attempted to see how close even the most beautiful TV show can come to emulating the real thing.
Christopher Robin Is a Late-Stage Capitalism Version of Hook
This review/essay addresses how the Christopher Robin movie is, weirdly, pro-labor, as heffalumps and woozles take a back seat to widening income inequality, the failings of the gig economy, and economic uncertainty.
The Cynicism and Hope of Mister Rogers and Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
This review/essay explores Mister Rogers’ role as an optimistic icon in a dark time. It’s probably the most personal thing I’ve written.
Monkey Sure Throws a Lot of Shit at You
An account of my experience with a video chat app that was popular with the youth for a hot second. It has an emoji for a logo, which means it’s “cool,” but it’s also a video chat app for teens, so it’s a horror show. Also, the GIF I created for this story might be my favorite header image I’ve ever made.
When Would a Zombie Lose Its Penis?
For a while, Inverse had an ongoing series of articles that we liked to call “Fictional Dicks.” For this entry, I talked to forensic experts and self-described zombie experts about the science of decay, and what that would do to one of the walking dead’s junk. I also drew the original art for the story.