The New Hotness

The New Hotness

Okay, I couldn’t help it. This guy is hot. His name is Jason Momoa. I’d never seen him before, but apparently he used to be on Stargate: Atlantis. Now he can be found as Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones. Watching Drogo and his new wife bond and therefore bridge two disparately different cultures isContinue reading

A-kon 21 Photos

A-kon 21 Photos

We spent the weekend of June 3-6 in Dallas at the downtown Sheraton hotel for A-kon 21. This is an anime/comic convention, now in its 21st year (obviously). There were literally scores of costumes — there were probably as many people in costume as there were out of it. I took over 100 photos, mostContinue reading

Salma Hayek is a Goddess

It’s true. If you haven’t seen her, look: She is the only woman I know of who’s played a stripper in (at least) two movies without taking off her clothes. (Funnily enough, in both of those movies, From Dusk Till Dawn and Dogma, there are scenes of tap water being blessed in a bar toContinue reading

This Guy Died, Except He Didn’t

Occasionally, things in my life happen twice. It’s an anomaly I’m still trying to figure out. (Edit: This one turned out to be simply mistaken identity, which is a relief. It usually isn’t so simple to solve.) It first happened in the 1980s when a favorite actor, Will Sampson, died of a heart attack. ThenContinue reading

Success on Your Own Terms

I’ve been emailing back and forth with Tonya Kay (see thumbnail), a new writer in Rending the Veil‘s increasingly impressive roster of contributors. She is a uniquely special individual, and I thought I’d share some of her enthusiasm with you, along with some links. I’m not really familiar with her body of work, but herContinue reading