True Detectives castNovember 3, 2013 – 04:22 pm

True Detectives cast

We could all use a little distance from “True Detective’s” first season. Perhaps you found the HBO series to be the most brilliant TV-watching experience you’ve had in some time. Others (including me) couldn’t help but notice that, in spite of some good acting and impressive technical moves, “True Detective” had some undermining flaws, particularly when it came to the writing. Hank Stuever has been The Post s TV critic since 2009. He joined the paper…

True Detectives ColinMarch 22, 2015 – 04:23 pm

True Detectives Colin

‘Did I tell you about my body issues?’ … Colin Farrell (Ray) announces his support for feminism to Rachel McAdams (as Ani) Photograph: Lacey Terrell Spoiler alert: this blog details events in the second episode of the second season of True Detective which airs on Sunday nights on HBO in America, and Mondays in the UK on Sky Atlantic at 2am and 9pm. ‘It’s all papier mache’ Vinci, California, as you might have grasped by now, is not a terribly nice…

Detectives in the classroomApril 21, 2015 – 07:39 am

Detectives in the classroom

I am so excited to fi nally announce my book will be released shortly. You can order it from Visions at ! After months of writing, editing, and reviewing it is finally finished! The book is based on learning activities and tools that you can use in mystery adventure quests along with sample activities and tools to use in the mystery adventure quests you design for your students. You can click here for a full description of the book. The book takes…

True Detectives TV show 2015January 30, 2015 – 11:07 am

True Detectives TV show 2015

Conway Twitty Conway Twitty United LP/conwaytwitty.com Warning: This article contains spoilers for the third episode of “True Detective” season two. The first thing we see is a spectral Conway Twitty (musician and actor Jake La Botz) bathed in blue light and singing his hit “The Rose, ” a 1983 country cover of the smash Bette Midler ballad from the 1979 movie of the same name. Twitty, who died in 1993, recorded the song for his album “Dream Maker.”…

True Detectives CarcosaMay 9, 2015 – 11:10 am

True Detectives Carcosa

The first five episodes of True Detective have mostly been concerned with the contrasting styles of masculinity that meat-and-potatoes Marty Hart and cracked philosopher king Rust Cohle represent. But lurking around in the background is something stranger than even Rust Cohle’s meditations on the state of the universe: references to Carcosa, and a King in Yellow, and in Sunday’s episode, a meth cook babbling about “black stars” and “twin suns.” These…

True Detectives talk SoupJanuary 24, 2015 – 08:41 am

True Detectives talk Soup

E! Community’s Joel McHale and Jim Rash have finally followed up on their True Detective tease with the full parody video and I must say it’s one of the finest segments The Soup has ever produced. The production value alone. If you’re like me you hit the rewind button at least three times per because between the smoking, the drinking, and just the all around cryptic not-so-everyday conversations it’s easy to miss something. Honestly I think this show…

Literature DefinitionMarch 10, 2015 – 09:37 am

Literature Definition

Dimitri Otis/ Photodisc/ Getty Images Definition: What is literature? Why do we read it? Why is literature important? Literature is a term used to describe written or spoken material. Broadly speaking, literature is used to describe anything from creative writing to more technical or scientific works, but the term is most commonly used to refer to works of the creative imagination, including works of poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction. Why do…