JW McCormack

Books

Hitler Used Werewolves, Vampires, and Astrology to Brainwash Germany

'Hitler’s Monsters' is a new book that examines the surprisingly deep connection between Nazis and the supernatural.
J. W. McCormack
6.30.17
Books

Actually, Zombies Are Good

Walking corpses are here to help, according to a new book 'Living with the Living Dead: The Wisdom of the Zombie Apocalypse.'
J. W. McCormack
6.20.17
UFOS

The Professional UFO Skeptic Who Believed in Aliens

'The Close Encounters Man' tells the unlikely story of how the government's astrophysicist debunker became the phenomenon's most expert defender.
J. W. McCormack
5.30.17
Books

This Twisted Noir Is About Sex and Mommy Bloggers

Edan Lepucki's new novel, 'Woman No. 17,' is peak California.
J. W. McCormack
5.15.17
Film

'The Circle' Is a Thriller About the Total Loss of Privacy

In a world of constant internet surveillance, what could go wrong?
J. W. McCormack
5.2.17
housing

Housing Vouchers Would Change the Face of Poverty

Pulitzer Prize–winning ethnographer Matthew Desmond believes vouchers could help fight our nation's housing crises.
J. W. McCormack
4.18.17
Books

The Strange, Subversive Roots of the Adult Coloring Book Craze

'The Executive Coloring Book' was a desperate cry for help about soulless corporate culture that wound up accidentally launching an industry.
J. W. McCormack
3.29.17
Arts

Trump Wants to Kill the Programs That Produced Your Favorite Art

We may not get the next 'Infinite Jest,' 'The Color Purple,' or 'A Confederacy of Dunces,' if Trump gets his way.
J. W. McCormack
3.17.17
Film

Michael Moore’s ‘TrumpLand’ Aims to Convince Bernie Bros That Hillary Is Fine

Framed as a last-ditch appeal to the Trump voter, Michael Moore's documentary on the 2016 election makes a pitch to reluctant liberals and leftists.
J. W. McCormack
10.19.16
Film

'Ben-Hur' Couldn't Have Been Worse

The new version of the Charlton Heston epic barely qualifies as a remake. In fact, it barely qualifies as a film.
J. W. McCormack
8.20.16
Film

'Suicide Squad' Will Crush Any Hope You Have Left in Superhero Movies

Sure, it's the glorious trash fire everyone is saying it is, but there are some redeeming qualities, too.
J. W. McCormack
8.4.16
Stuff

'Preacher' Is Exploitative, Frustrating, Outlandish, and Completely Transcedent

Slaughterhouse moguls, smarmy vampires, murderers-turned-preachers, shot-off dicks—what's not to like?
J. W. McCormack
8.2.16
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