Author Archives: Sax von Stroheim

Because They Could

Sax von Stroheim writes: The sedentary lifestyle of farming allowed a vast elaboration of material culture. Food, shelter, and artifacts no longer had to be portable. Births could be spaced closer together, since mothers didn’t have to continuously carry small … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys’ Sixth Studio Album: All Summer Long

Sax von Stroheim writes: From journalists to mythologizers to metaphysicians. Not their first great album, but the first album that could arguably be considered their greatest.

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Juxtaposin’: The Future Is Now

Sax von Stroheim writes: (With apologies to Fabrizio for appropriating his “Juxtaposin’” tag…)

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Superheroes in Therapy

Sax von Stroheim writes: Continuing my series of reviews of superhero comic books that I bought out of a combination of (a) their being on sale, (b) a modest amount of curiosity about them, and (c) my own incurable superhero … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Sax von Stroheim writes: Caesar, when informed of these matters, fearing the fickle disposition of the Gauls, who are easily prompted to take up resolutions, and much addicted to change, considered that nothing was to be entrusted to them; for … Continue reading

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Fanservice

Sax von Stroheim writes: I picked up the first seven issues of Red Hood and the Outlaws from the same digital comics sale that netted me those Batman comics. As I noted (briefly) in that post, Red Hood and the … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Back at Stately Wayne Manor…

Sax von Stroheim writes: I had been hearing good things about the new Batman comics written by Scott Snyder and drawn (mostly) by Greg Capullo. They were offered at a steep discount on one of the read-your-comics-on-an-iPad-apps so I thought … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys’ Fifth Studio Album: Shut Down Volume 2

Sax von Stroheim writes: The Beach Boys’ second Hot Rod Album.

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Safe Haven

Sax von Stroheim writes: I keep looking for the modern day equivalent of those Douglas Sirk-Ross Hunter movies: weepies, melodramas, and “women’s pictures” that are stylish and smart without  skimping on the sentimentality. I haven’t found one yet, but I … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys’ Fourth Studio Album: Little Deuce Coupe

Sax von Stroheim writes: The first of the Hot Rod Albums. Their third album of 1963, released just a month after Surfer Girl.

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