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Nathan Pensky

Nathan Pensky is a writer and Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University.


The Problematic Past and Enduring Appeal of Dr. Seuss

Brian Jay Jones on his biography of the man who shaped your childhood imagination

You’re All Wrong About ‘Star Wars: Attack of the Clones’

The infamous and widely mocked ‘sand line’ is actually the most important quote in the series. Sorry, nerds.

Sylvester Stallone’s 1987 Arm-Wrestling Film ‘Over the Top’ Is Still Hollywood’s Most Awesome Movie About Divorced Dads

Stallone is the romantic ideal of the tough-guy single father, a hero who’d go to ridiculous lengths to show his son he’s loved. I adored it — and now, 32 years later, I’m still getting choked up