Before there were pretty superheroes there was Darkman.

Before he made Peter Parker swing dance, Sam Raimi gave us one of the strangest superhero movies from a decade teeming with strange superhero movies. Released in the summer of 1990 on the heels of Tim Burton’s Batman, tantalizing teasers (“Who is Darkman?”) promised another dark avenger. What Raimi and company delivered was a twisted mash-up of pulp heroes like The Shadow and classic movie monsters tinged with the Evil Dead filmmaker’s distinctive blend of horror, action, and frequent bursts of comedy. Vis Uproxx (


Mark Twain’s 10 Tips for Writers

Mark Twain was a man who knew his way around the English language. We’re talking about the guy responsible for such bon mots as “Golf is a good walk spoiled,” “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated,” and “Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.” We have no idea what that last one means, but damn, it sounds good.

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