Category: Culture

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Adventure Time?

I’ve heard it said that at its heart, science fiction is really just an adventure story.
While this may be true, I don’t believe “adventure” is the reason I enjoy the genre.

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Meet The Knightmares: Vegas Golden Knights Littlest Un-Official Fan Club

The NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights went all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2018, and something miraculous happened. Once again, Vegas is strong, and for three adorable little girls their joy for the Knights and their favorite players setoff a passion for goodwill.

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Linky Friday: Meanwhile, Elsewhere

This week, Linky Friday brings you news from around the world and links to stories about the UK, China, Australia, Canada, India, Pakistan and more

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Batman vs Superman, Seriously

So if “doing what works” is a working definition of fascism, and an affinity for “doing what works” makes Batman fascist, and Superman
fascist, what does that mean for us poor old everyday humans

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Lent!

I can’t believe it’s time for Lent again. As you know, this is when we listen to a lovely rendition of Ave Maria (as well as something somewhat less timeless) and, in recent years,...

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Tenshot: The Hobbit

The Hobbit movies are good movies; they could have been great movies.

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The Definition of Insanity

The defendant paused, looked up at the judge, and asked in return, “Are you talking about me, or you?”

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Sunday Morning! Tarkovsky’s “Stalker” (1979)

The director angrily replied that the movie needed to be slower at the beginning so bored audience members would realize they were in the wrong theater and leave early, thus weeding them out.

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Part Man. Part Machine. All Human.

Blade Runner is one of my favorite movies. Still, I believe that a movie could absolutely do a better job addressing the way technology can dehumanize us. I believe that because there is at least one movie that does do a better job of it: RoboCop.

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UFC 235 Preview: Jones vs Smith

The UFC’s upcoming PPV event on Saturday, UFC 235, is easily the most stacked card of the year thus far.

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The Red State of Jones

So I’m fine with Van Jones at CPAC, and whoever from the right Netroots wants to invite in next year. Frankly, our politics could use more iconoclast, not less.

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Sex At First Site?

Dudes might come on to women they are attracted to and social science is On It.