Piece on Ahmaud Arbery’s Murderers’ Trial Nov 16-19th

Keep in mind this is only the Second draft not the final piece. I like to post my drafts so that young writers, like myself, can see the progression of writing. Some of it sounds redundant but that’s bc I plan on editing parts out and don’t want to retype or edit out some of…

WHFS: Candyman Film Appreciation part 2

There is always a bit of pride in maintaining a sense of stoicism during a horror film, “I’m not scared” becomes a mantra people tell themselves until they believe it. The campiness or “cheesiness” of a horror film can dilute the elements of Terror so that even the more meek of us can enjoy it….

WHFS: Candyman Film Appreciation part 1

Long story short: [pulls up conversation between WHFS founders]  “B: Honest take – is CandyMan worth seeing? G: I liked it, but I felt like it had about twenty minutes cut out that should have been thereI dug the central thesis of the movie though It just felt a little undercooked E: Honestly— I thought…

WHFS Spirit of Place part 2

In part one I shared a story about a day of teaching at Denver Public School. To briefly recount– The middle school students convened in a science classroom. Some were in-person in the school while some students, via Zoom, tuned in remotely on computer screens like floating heads in a vat. The students were asked…

Whfs—Wake: The Hidden History of Women Led Slave Revolts

Wait. Whiskey Horror FILM society is writing about a graphic Novel? Why yes and there’s reason behind it. First, a comic book or graphic novel is more polished but other than that they are not that different than a film or tv “Storyboard” which is partly why so many comics and graphic novels get turned…

WHFS: Ghosts, part II

While looking around for ghost stories from North, Central, South American and Latinx communities I ran into the article, “Horror films are highlighting human rights abuses in Latin America” by Deborah Shaw. The Conversation. August 20, 2020. https://theconversation.com/horror-films-are-highlighting-human-rights-abuses-in-latin-america-144600 Starting from Guillermo Del Toro’s influence, Shaw writes about some recent jaw-dropping films that have succeeded in…

Review of Iliff’s Renewal Conference 2021 on Reproductive Rights & Justice

Like many academics I’ve been attending conferences for many years. Every year, Iliff School of Theology’s Renewal Conference centers around the current interest of faculty, staff, students, alumni, engaged neighbors and affiliates. Conferences like these don’t form my opinion they inform my opinion on pressing topics as they provide access to conversations with professionals and…

WHFS presents: spooky, scary, & goofy ghosts

In the LIFE article The Birth of the Monster, about the creation of the landmark film monster Godzilla, it is written, “There was still no soundtrack, and without it the film looked stupid. …Born in Jushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, in May 1914, Ifukube was a concert composer who made money writing film scores–sometimes as many as…

On the recent violences

From fellow runner Ahmaud Arbery to the recent tragedy in Atlanta that took the lives of 8 people who participate in touch therapy (six of whom were Asian American women) over the years we have lost so many community members to gun violence. It is difficult to protect people before these tragedies occur, it is…