Clay Waters
Clay Waters
How Will The Rise Of The Machines Change The Future Of Chess?

The World Chess Championship is currently happening in London. What will the future of this ancient game look like as tech speeds up?

‘Yellow Submarine’ Revival Is Your Chance To Enjoy This Underappreciated Beatles Flick

Unfocused, charming, a little sappy, a tad more menacing than one may remember, ‘Yellow Submarine’ is silly and innocent, without being insultingly amateurish.

Uneasy Techno-Fear Gives Way To Existential Terror In Season 4 Of ‘Black Mirror’

The series taps into a timeless, primitive fear of being trapped in the digital hells we’ve constructed — minds with no bodies, no agency.

What ‘Murder On The Orient Express’ Has To Offer Mystery Audiences

A little more claustrophobia may have boosted the suspense. It doesn’t always feel like we’re on a tight train with a killer. But Kenneth Branagh with a massive mustache is certainly a sight.

‘Alien: Covenant’ Temporarily Breathes New Life Into Choking Alien Franchise

It’s unclear where the franchise can go from here. Judging by the so-so box office and ho-hum reviews, there are diminishing returns of humans being chased through dark interstellar halls.

‘Sherlock’s’ Latest Series Creates A Redemption Arc For The Famous Detective

It’s no longer enough for Sherlock to have a clever case to solve. The creators seem pressured to shake up Sherlock’s universe every time out.

If You’re Looking For Dark Satire, ‘Black Mirror’ Has You Haunted

In ‘Black Mirror’ we’ve built our own prisons of screen-saturated soft authoritarianism, still struggling to harness the technological appendages we’ve grafted onto our all-too-human selves.

Hate ‘London Has Fallen’ For Its Camp, Not ‘Islamophobia’

In an age of terrorist attacks in European cities by Middle Easterners, it’s apparently offensive and racist to make an action movie about Middle Eastern terrorists attacking European cities. 

Whites Need Not Apply For Poetry Publication

Michael Derrick Hudson couldn’t get his poem published—until he submitted it under an Asian-sounding pen name.

‘God’s Not Dead’ Preaches To The Converted

Intellectually convinced atheists do exist, but the producers of God’s Not Dead apparently don’t believe in them.