Essays & Opinions

How ‘Horta-nomics’ can save Star Trek’s socialist utopia from the horrors of the dilithium mines

This moment — Spock’s mind-meld with the Horta in “Devil in the Dark” -- is the instant when the socialist ...

What Poe can teach us about the pandemic

But Prince Prospero was happy and dauntless and sagacious. When his dominions were half depopulated, he summoned to his presence ...

‘Dark Phoenix’ and the persistence of Jean Grey

Temptation, manipulation and gaslighting can’t keep Marvel’s mutant goddess down She’s a goddess of fire and destruction, dangerous and beautiful, ...