Archive for July, 2012

Join Brian every other Tuesday as he talks comic books from a reader’s perspective, both his new experiences with the medium and reflections on over thirty years of enjoying the finest in sequential art. In 1989, when I was at the height of my teenaged X-Men fandom, I discovered a slightly different flavor of X-book. […]

On a brisk day this past January, a friend to the Podwits, saxophonist Matt Garrison, and I ventured to a spot I’d been meaning to go to for years now: the famous landmark restaurant in Harlem, Sylvia’s. The woman behind the legendary eatery—Sylvia Woods, “the Queen of Soul Food”—passed away last week, and I thought […]

The Podwits reconvene and have a heart-to-heart-to-heart, and much backstory is learned before they discuss the merits of the “mundane science fiction” movement (or lack thereof), the recent actions of fantasy novelist Terry Goodkind, and whether Doctor Who did Prometheus before Prometheus did. Surprising revelations abound in this Podwits Podcast!

OK, the title may be a tad dramatic, but I thought it was completely appropriate to quote the iconic Schwarzenegger line from 1990’s Total Recall when writing this story. Bas Lansdorp, a thirty-five year old Dutch entrepreneur, has formed a company called Mars One which is sketching out plans to send a crew of ten on a one way mission—yes, […]

Welcome to the debut of this new bi-weekly column, in which I get to wax recommendatious about great escapist literature every other Thursday. Because y’know, sometimes you don’t need a searing indictment of gender relations in a war-torn third-world country. Sometimes you just want to let an author take you somewhere neat in your mind, […]

I don’t know what the deal is with the good folks over at Pizza Hut nowadays, but I feel like they’ve let college students into their test kitchens.  It’s the only way to explain the recent rash of recipes to hit their stores.

With Brian on temporary assignment, this installment finds Dion and J dissecting Asylum Pictures, the new CBS series based on Sherlock Holmes called Elementary, and the shocking news of a slated Justice League film, without any set prequels to ignite the franchise. Do the guys think it is a good idea to have the proverbial cart before […]

Join Brian every other Tuesday as he talks comic books from a reader’s perspective, both his new experiences with the medium and reflections on over thirty years of enjoying the finest in sequential art. I’ve made no secret of the fact I’m not a fan of “New Wave” science fiction. Don’t get me wrong, the […]

The Borgninian Moment

Posted: July 14, 2012 by Podwits Administrator in Podcast
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On this week’s podcast, The Podwits sit down and discuss the passing of a legend; the patron saint of this very site, Mr. Ernest Borgnine.

As the Podwits continue to mourn the loss of their muse, the patron saint of our site, we decided to look back on the tradition of the annual “Borgnine Night” at Tortilla Flats in New York City. We dug up this package, courtesy of CBS News, that was done in 2009, at the 17th Annual Installment, and […]