Patrick A. Howell

MCU Cuts Back to Its Origins With a Blade Reboot

Kevin Feige’s brilliant casting of Mahershala Ali in a new Blade feature film would be genius with Wesley Snipes as Whistler.   Marvel is going back to its roots. Actually, it’s going back to its seed. Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark and “I am … Iron Man” (Iron Man, 2008) was the root. With the conclusion of Phase 3 of the ... Read the full article
Patrick A. Howell

Patrick A. Howell is an award-winning banker, business leader, entrepreneur, and writer. His first work was published with the UC Berkeley African American Literary Review and Quarterly Black Book Review. At Cal Berkeley, he co-founded Diatribe - a People of Color News Collective. Mr. Howell, is a frequent contributing writer to the Huffington Post, Tishman Review's Craft Talk series, Into the Void, and is a Good Men Project Blue Box Columnist. He has interviewed Nnedi Okorafor, Ishamel Reed, and Nikki Giovanni. He has been cited in national platforms as equities.com, NBC BLK, Opportunist Magazine, and The Grio. Howell’s integrated book of poetry-design, “Yes, We Be" was published by Jacar Press in February of 2018 and debuted at the Los Angeles Festival of Books. This summer he graduated the Leopardi Writer's Conference in Recanati Italy to complete work on Quarter 'til Judgement Day, a coming-of-age experimental fiction work.

The Rise of Skywalker Will Close a Half-Century of Storytelling (and We Can’t Wait)

This December, the Skywalker saga is set to finish what began in 1977. Half fan-service, half new ground, I can’t wait, frankly.

Joker: What Mainstream Critics Miss & Why They Miss It

Jason Arment examines the movie Joker and illustrates what mainstream critics failed to see, or at least what they failed to connect as current, real-world events.

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