Pinball Fanatic

In June of 2012, my husband and I became pinball machine owners for the first time.  I can still remember the day our first machine, Bally’s The Shadow, showed up on our doorstep.  We were excited, and very intimidated about the care and feeding of this new beast.  Here we are, just a year later, and we now own six machines, […]

This past April’s announcement of Stern’s Metallica pinball machine line, specifically the Master of Puppets Limited Edition version, has presented some strong evidence supporting the pinball resurgence theory, but also in a way that isn’t necessarily thrilling the long-time collector core community.  Let me try and sum this up in a nutshell, but some serious craziness has gone down in […]

Documentary Filmmaker

In May 2008 I watched The King of Kong, a documentary about two guys competing for the high score in the classic arcade game, Donkey Kong.  I didn’t realize at that time, but it was a watershed moment.  I’d been a long-time fan of documentaries like Ken Burns’ Civil War series, but suddenly I discovered that there were documentaries out there about […]