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Doctor Who Logo: The Balance of Old and New

Doctor Who Logo: The Balance of Old and New

Reading Time: 5 minutes Photo by EG Mum with screen image provided by BBC This morning, I received a press release for the new logo and insignia for the Thirteenth Doctor. *SQUEEEE* Once again, I was all excited about a new Doctor Who adventure starting soon… until I remembered we still have to wait until… Read More

How Many Captain Marvels Are There, Anyway?

How Many Captain Marvels Are There, Anyway?

Reading Time: 7 minutes The Kelly Sue DeConnick/Jamie McKelvie redesign of Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel. Image via Marvel Comics. There are four Captain Marvel characters from Marvel Entertainment. Wait, five. Wait, maybe six? It’s complicated. It’s as complicated as the backstory of Carol Danvers herself, subject of the first Marvel movie to have a… Read More

Geek Links: The American Library Association Youth Media Awards

Geek Links: The American Library Association Youth Media Awards

Reading Time: 1 minute Geek Links are cool stories that we’ve found elsewhere on the internet that we think our readers will love, too. Click through to read: The ALA Youth Media Awards were announced this morning! This includes the Newbery, Caldecott, and a variety of less-famous but equally awesome awards for American children’s and… Read More

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Movie ‘Groundhog Day’ With a Photo Homage

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Movie ‘Groundhog Day’ With a Photo Homage

Reading Time: 5 minutes “I like to see a man of advancing years throwing caution to the wind. It’s inspiring in a way.” Image credit: Tony Demark, used with permission Today marks the 25th anniversary of the release of a cult classic film. Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, first hit theaters on… Read More

Why We Need More Fictional Characters With Chronic Illness

Why We Need More Fictional Characters With Chronic Illness

Reading Time: 6 minutes Requesting representation in fiction focuses on visible marginalized groups in many ways, yet today, I’m going to plead the case for fictional characters with chronic illness. Invisible illnesses exist ostracizing a large segment of our population who seek not only acknowledgment but empathy. The problem with most chronic illnesses is that… Read More

Why We Need More Fictional Characters With Chronic Illness

Why We Need More Fictional Characters With Chronic Illness

Reading Time: 6 minutes Requesting representation in fiction focuses on visible marginalized groups in many ways, yet today, I’m going to plead the case for fictional characters with chronic illness. Invisible illnesses exist ostracizing a large segment of our population who seek not only acknowledgment but empathy. The problem with most chronic illnesses is that… Read More

‘In the Pines’ Turns Murder Ballads Into Graphic (And Gruesome) Tales

‘In the Pines’ Turns Murder Ballads Into Graphic (And Gruesome) Tales

Reading Time: 4 minutes In the Pines, Image: Canongate Books In the Pines by Erik Kriek is a graphic novel in which Kriek takes five well-known murder ballads and transforms them into haunting, macabre illustrated narratives. An accompanying album available via Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, and Spotify allows you to listen to bluegrass takes… Read More

New Blood Test to Detect Alzheimer’s Disease: Would You Want To Know?

New Blood Test to Detect Alzheimer’s Disease: Would You Want To Know?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image courtesy of Marvel Studios “Captain America: Winter Soldier” The past week has renewed discussion about Alzheimer’s Disease, an illness so prolific it never seems to be out of the news. In the United States, Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death; In Australia, it is second. Worldwide, there are… Read More

Mrs Who and Verbalizing Through Quotes

Mrs Who and Verbalizing Through Quotes

Reading Time: 6 minutes Mrs Who takes a good look through her magic spectacles in the new movie adaptation of ‘A Wrinkle In Time,’ Walt Disney Pictures This week, in my continuing quest to bring you more and deeper thoughts about A Wrinkle In Time than you ever wanted to know, I want to discuss… Read More

Family-Friendly Robot Building Fun With ‘ROBiTS’

Family-Friendly Robot Building Fun With ‘ROBiTS’

Reading Time: 4 minutes ROBiTS, Image: Quick Simple Fun Games ROBiTS is a fast, family card game designed by GeekDad John “Hex” Carter and Mat Nicholson. Players compete to take the robot pieces they need from the production line, earning bonuses for matching colors. Components 91 Cards: – 20 Green “Big Henry” Parts – 15… Read More

On Genre and ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

On Genre and ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

Reading Time: 7 minutes Image filled in by me. Basic tesseract via CC BY-SA 3.0—Robert Webb’s Stella software http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php As we approach March 9, the release of Disney’s new adaptation of my all-time favorite book, A Wrinkle in Time, I’ve been diving deep into a different aspect of the book each week. Last week we… Read More

Danger Mouse Coming to the Nintendo Switch

Danger Mouse Coming to the Nintendo Switch

Reading Time: 1 minute Good heavens, Penfold! When you were watching Danger Mouse back in the ’80s, would you ever have guessed that you’d still want to play a game of the show on your “Atari” in 2018? But you do want to, don’t you? And soon you’ll have your chance. Except now your “Atari”… Read More

‘Wonder Woman: Rebirth’ — Wait for the Deluxe Editions

‘Wonder Woman: Rebirth’ — Wait for the Deluxe Editions

Reading Time: 12 minutes Cover Image from Wonder Woman Year One trade paperback from DC Comics Series—whether book, movie, or TV—rarely have the same quality throughout. Some decrease in quality because the author has a different vision than the audience concerning what is intriguing about the character and setting (Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter), because the… Read More

10 Stages of Jigsaw Puzzling

10 Stages of Jigsaw Puzzling

Reading Time: 7 minutes Image Credit: N Engineer There are distinct stages that accompany working on a jigsaw puzzle. For the benefit of my readers, I generously experienced them all, and have dutifully reported them. I hope you appreciate my sacrifice. 2000 pieces. The picture on the cover of the box looks interesting, with plenty… Read More

The New ‘Wonder Woman’ Comic Run Is a Disaster

The New ‘Wonder Woman’ Comic Run Is a Disaster

Reading Time: 5 minutes The Amazon princess deserves a better story. image copyright DC Comics The signs that this current Wonder Woman run, written by James Robinson, would be a disaster of epic proportions were all there at the beginning. It began with two throwaway concepts from The Darkseid War, written by Geoff Johns: Wonder Woman had… Read More

Musical Theater Playlist: My Life in Song

Musical Theater Playlist: My Life in Song

Reading Time: 8 minutes A musical theater playlist that represents my life is probably a life dream come true. I always said that I wanted my life to have a soundtrack. Then I started thinking about the songs I sing at different times and that connected to me at various points in my life. It… Read More