A 12 post collection

Check out Whitman, Alabama

 •  Filed under Poetry, Web, Video, Storytelling, Story

If you love Walt Whitman, Alabama, poetry, filmmaking, or the American South, you have to check out Jennifer Chang Crandall's awesome new work Whitman, Alabama.

I worked with Jenn on a project when we were at the Washington Post together, and we've been good friends ever since. I had a very tiny part in helping her cross the finish line on this Whitman project, and I'm grateful for the experience of working with her again, even if it was only as a sounding board or in a phone-a-technical-friend capacity.

There is tremendous story telling and video work on this site. Just take 3 minutes and read and watch some of the work on the site, and I bet you'll look up 30 minutes or an hour later and be longing for more. It's that good!

Check out the latest featured video below:

Saw X-Men: Days of Future Past Yesterday

 •  Filed under Film, X-Men, Movies, Story

I had a rare chance to get out to the movies yesterday, and, of course, I went to see X-Men: Days of Future Past. I loved this film. I think it’s the Avengers of X-Men films and would highly recommend it.

I was particularly struck by how well the film managed all the time travel, epic world changing plot stuff, while also keeping the story very human for all the major characters. Each major character has a story arc that is relatable and moving. It was impressive to me as a narrative, beyond my own love for the X-Men franchise.