How to Be a Father and a Filmmaker: Interview with Jeff Stern, Director of The Morning of Everything


The Morning of Everything is a new film about a father losing himself in the world of childrearing, and the three-year-old son who must journey through a treacherous adult world of fun-house encounters in search of his lost owl, eventually helping the dad find himself again. We speak to filmmaker Jeff Stern about the struggle to be a father and a filmmaker, or any creative person. Continue reading

Check Out the Nintendo World Pokémon Series Showcase

Pokémon Series Showcase

Over the weekend I finally managed to sneak in enough playtime to defeat the Elite Four in Pokémon Y and claim my rightful place as the Pokémon League Champion. In-between a few rounds of multiplayer battle and some Pokémon trading — we had to evolve those Haunters — the kids and I also took a few minutes to check out this great series retrospective from Nintendo. Continue reading

How to Raise Good Geeks

How to Raise Good Geeks

Being called a geek used to be an insult, but we all know it as a badge of honor. Fostering geekiness, however, often has to be an intentional choice to get out of the way of our innate joy of learning. Here are eleven things to consider with your own young geeks.
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Headphones Cut the Rug


I’m in love with my new Zinken headphones. They’ve got some of the best frequency range I’ve ever heard with the kind of bass you’d expect in headphones 10x the weight of these lightweights. Plus, if a call comes in, I can stop the music and speak right through the mic on the cable. Oh, and speaking of cable, for all your DJs, this one is reversible. 1/8 and 1/4 jacks. Saweet. Continue reading