Choosing a President for Alderaan Reasons: Modern Mythmaking & the “Dark Side” of Presidential Politics

Myth matters. Gilgamesh slayed the great beast Humbaba. Persephone was abducted by Hades. Anubis weighs hearts at the threshold of eternity. There is great meaning to be gleaned from each of these mythological still shots, a meaning that does not depend on historical veracity, on whether they actually happened, or happen.   Oh, and here’s […]

Gandhi vs. Wolverine: The Adamantium of Peace

It is a first conversation that fathers the world over have eagerly anticipated dating back to the days of ancient Uruk: “Father, tell us about the time that Gilgamesh and Enkidu defeated the evil giant Humbaba.” “Oh, all right. Hop up on my lap. One day, not long after Gilgamesh and his hairy friend Enkidu […]