Category: Features

…But We Keep It All Inside

Early in U.S. History, synagogues were designed to look like other civic buildings. If you passed by a synagogue, you might think you were strolling past a bank. Maybe that has a similar root cause to why Jews tend to decorate the interior of their homes for the holidays; rarely the exterior.

Digital Comics Spotlight: Double Barrel

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Top Shelf’s latest digital offering, “Double Barrel,” shows the potential of digital comics in term of quality, readability, and value. With “Heck” and “Crater XV,” Zander Cannon and Kevin Cannon (no relation) kick this new monthly, digital-only comic off in rollicking fashion.

Reading into Dreams: The Annotated Sandman

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The flip side of an annotation is that the focus is taken off the art and put on to the process and the surrounding ephemera. Seeing some of how the sausage is made, as it were. In some cases it informs wonderfully; at other times it’s akin to academic droning.

Elway’s Colossal Choke

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Damn you, John Elway. You blew it. Choked. Fumbled in the Red Zone. You abandoned Tim Tebow, a rising football star, a cash-cow machine, and potential franchise player, for the hope of a quick Super Bowl trophy. What’s wrong with you?