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Batman: Dark Knight Looming

We’re really just less than four days away from the release of Dark Knight Rises, the thrilling conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.  The first installment, Batman Begins, breathed new life into the moribund film franchise, and the second installment, … Continue reading

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The Dangerous Lives of Batman

Even as the filming of Batman: Dark Knight Rises unfolds in the streets of Pittsburgh, and DC Comics and their legions of tired fans gird themselves for yet another continuity re-boot, I have to remind myself that there are always … Continue reading

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Arrow Hits The Bullseye For TV Supers

  I just spent the last weekend watching Season One of Arrow.  Regular readers of Eleventh Stack know that I consume a lot of superhero material in any number of mediums.  Arrow might just be the finest television adaptation of … Continue reading

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Sentimental Favorites

It’s hard to knock someone for their favorite Christmas movie. I think more than any other films, these are the movies we have the biggest emotional connection with. They’re tied to very specific memories, especially those from our childhoods. Mine? … Continue reading

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Daredevil: The Man Without Fear!

Daredevil has always been one of my favorite superheroes. After all, he is “the man without fear!” The character of Matt Murdock always appealed to me. He was a working-class Catholic kid raised by a single father who was a … Continue reading

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Watching the Detectives

(Ooh, he’s so cute) I am a fan of TV shows about detectives. I watched Columbo, The Rockford Files, and Starsky and Hutch way back in the ’70s, and Law and Order, Special Victims Unit* now.  I’ve wondered what draws people to … Continue reading

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Aunt Awesome

Last week, my nephew turned one. And in my first year of aunt-dom, I think I’ve done pretty okay. I’ve introduced him to Batman, hockey, and The Beatles; kept him well stocked in hand-knits; and will happily sit through an … Continue reading

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Something Wicked this way comes

I am excited to see the upcoming stage production of Wicked at the Benedum Center. To prepare myself for the event, I checked out the CD and looked at the vocal selections.  And did you know that the composer Stephen … Continue reading

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I Challenge You!

It’s always good to remove yourself from your comfort zone once in a while.  Open yourself up to new experiences and broaden your horizons. I know that human beings like their ruts and it can be difficult to try something … Continue reading

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What price hike?

I have a reputation for not watching anything, ever.  I hate going to the movie theater.   I’ve never had a Netflix subscription.  And I was one of the first people I know to cancel my cable TV. But I have … Continue reading

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