Borders stitch two worlds together at a rough seam. Rarely are they pleasant or placid. Transient places on the furthest edge of a plane, they often draw the dregs from the outer fringes of separate societies; those misfits most in need of, well, any lucky break at all. Some seem to be strai…

Three ladies going to a movie with some friends wasn’t something that would typically generate headlines in 1933, but an outing in November of that year caused quite a sensation. Mrs. Southard, Mrs. Boggan and Mrs. Hopper went to see “Flying Devils” at the Fox Theater, better known today as …

Remember all those times when your mother told you to take a break from your phone? It turns out that she might have been trying to protect you from actual monsters who travel between worlds using our electronic devices.

Corn mazes and long strings of cobwebs floating in the autumn air remind me that 2020 feels like a maze with paths marked “Pandemic,” “Politics,” “Isolation,” “Overload Anxiety” and “Economic Uncertainty.” Getting stuck in the dead ends often leaves us yearning for an escort to the exit.

If I wrote an advice column, the world would be even worse than it already is. I’d tell people to “rub some dirt on it” or “stop yelling at people on the internet and get a hobby.” I’d be the Simon Cowell of advice columnists. Neither this newspaper nor any other newspaper in the United Stat…

I’m not alone in proclaiming that the 2006 film “Borat” is a comic masterpiece, both because of the film’s outrageous characters and situations, but also because of its cutting social criticism of hypocritical American values. Unfortunately, the film was so popular that it was deemed impossi…