We're all products of our culture, like it or notand these days thats a culture where were bombarded by media artifacts, where highbrow and lowbrow have merged into a vast and indistinguishable middle ground, and where theres not only something for everybodys taste but a lot of things you wouldnt imagine would suit anybodys taste. Modern cultural life is hopelessly overdetermined. But like anyone, I take a stab at being self-defined, and have my own preferences and enthusiasms. Here's a sampling of them
Everybodys a critic, as the saying goes but some of us are better at it than others. Im of the school that thinks Hollywood has never matched the standard it set in its golden age and probably never will but like any dedicated cinephile, that doesnt stop me from offering opinions on more recent work. A few examples
My longest-lasting and most passionate hobby in the fullest sense of the term, defining hobby as something you do not for the results but for the joy of the pursuit; not despite the time, energy and expense involved but because of them. Im devoted to the medium and to many of the characters and creators within it. Ive also spent years involved in fan organizations such as the APAs (Amateur Press Alliances) Klordny, Legends, and CAPA-Alpha, so many of the efforts below have been honed against the sensibilities of other similarly dedicated fans. Ive enjoyed every one of them.
Go to the DC Universe Chronology (My pièce de résistance, practically a site unto itself. The crowning achievement of my fannish life. So check it out, already!)
Science fiction ranks high on the list, as well. (Yes, I was a stereotypical geek as a kid!) Itll appear prominently among the sundry other items Ill be including here. Once you segue into politics and other interests that actually implicate the real world, though, its time to look in the Editorial section.