Nerds Debate Merits of New Star Trek Film and Orson Welles' Neglected Noir


I can't seem to find anything in the news that doesn't have to do with Syria or PRISM. Okay, I lied. I didn't really look, but that's all that was on the radio this morning, and I'm not expecting too much from today.

Instead of tuning into the 24-hour news cycle today (or, like, at all this week—sorry), I prepared two pieces for publication: "Star Trek: Into Snarkness," in which my friend Paul Alexander and I boldly go where many a nerd has gone before and debate the merits and shortcomings of Abrams' latest installment of Star Trek, and a rescued, reworked review of Orson Welles' Touch of Evil, a fascinating, frustrating, and often neglected film, which also serves as the first entry in This City of Islands' newest section,"Notes on Noir."

I'll try to get back in the saddle this weekend with "In the News."