Small Story, Big Package

This week's Narrative Nuisance is going to be a little short but about the kinds of stories that are near and dear to my heart: stories that are small and personal in nature but are told in a grand and epic way. And when I say epic, I mean the original sense of the term: … Continue reading Small Story, Big Package

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Advocating Adventure: Making the Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise Better, part 1

It's unfortunate that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, despite its box office success, is considered to be tepid at best and downright awful at worst. With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 29%, it's a far cry from the 79% that the 2003 franchise starting┬áPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the … Continue reading Advocating Adventure: Making the Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise Better, part 1