Criterion Sale at Barnes & Noble

Criterion sale at Barnes & Noble

Barnes and Noble is now offering its biannual Criterion Collection sale; here are some family-friendly films to look for.
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New Family-Friendly Streaming in November

Garnet, Amethyst, Steven and Pearl of "Steven Universe," as the first full season arrives on Hulu in November. (Courtesy of Cartoon Network)

With Halloween right around the corner and the Thanksgiving season not far behind, that means it’s time for another round of additions to the streaming libraries of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime in November. Continue reading

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

Video: SpaceX’s Grasshopper Makes Vertical Takeoff, Vertical Landing a Reality


SpaceX, the private space transport company founded and run by Elon Musk, has made yet another advance: rockets that not only don’t burn up in the atmosphere on the way down, but are actually capable of landing vertically on the exact spot from which they took off. Continue reading

Geek Camp: Peeta and Petaflops

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The second day of Geek Camp is in the books. With 15 campers, three pets and at least one bum knee to manage this week, our carefully crafted schedule became more of a Disneyland map than a flight plan. Yet to come is a hacker space, comic book day, and a game involving alka seltzer and duct tape. In the meantime, here’s a report from the field. Continue reading

All the Lasers, All the Feels

lasers and feelings

If there are two things I love about nerd folk, they’re surely Angela and Aubrey Webber. (See what I did there, internet?!) The sisters, also known as Portland-based duo The Doubleclicks, recently released a new music video for the track “Lasers and Feelings,” and it’s a love song for the super villain in all of us. Continue reading