Spider-Man Redeemed My 2018

Written by Walter Hill Being a student on a college campus can often feel like a safe, insulated experience. The world feels far away from the windows of a classroom or the noise of the dining hall. For me, 2018 saw the barrier between student life and the real world eroded to such a degree…

I’m Afraid You Need to Watch This

By Walter Hill There’s a moment in the first episode of Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared where a talking notepad decrees with absolute certainty that green is not a creative color. It was then that I decided to see the show to its bloody, surreal, and dissonant conclusion. Over the course of six episodes, the…

A Larger World

Written by Walter Hill In Montreal, I am an alien. I am a transplant student, a long-term vacationer. On some days, hiding my foreignness is easy. Most everyone in Montreal speaks some degree of English; McDonalds and H&M abound. There is a thin whisper of America in the capitalism, television, and urban sprawl of Montreal….

On the 4th of July

Written by Walter Hill I do not feel patriotic today. It’s hard to feel pride in a country that as a black guy would prefer you to silently and “gratefully” play sports instead of have a political opinion. I struggle to endorse our forever Wars after learning of the failures of Vietnam. On the other…