What We Gain: Children’s Literature and the Self

Allan Stratton is a University of Toronto alumnus, playwright, actor, novelist, and a really nice guy. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting him twice. The first time, he was giving a talk at my former high school’s library and a friend I’d been visiting there convinced me to go. He read an excerpt from The…

4 Heroes. 4 Movies. 4 Mistakes. 4 Puns.

There have been four attempts to bring Marvel’s first family to life on the big screen. First in 1994, then 2005, 2007, and most recently in 2015. Whatever grand cosmic meaning might be found in four failed Fantastic 4 movies escapes me, but all of them have sucked. I’ve heard people say maybe the Fantastic…