Geeking Out

  • For the book lover in your life – buy a calendar! No seriously, these are great, especially the librarian pin up one.
  • Some writing advice from George R.R. Martin that doesn’t include “kill everyone with feels and agony.”
  • Bars & book tour? Yes, please! Boozy literary discussions should be a thing.
  • We know that the FLOTUS is perfection personified, but she looks especially lovely while watching the wedding of Laura Jarrett and Tony Balkissoon.
  • On top of that, our president had a lizard named after him!
  • On a somber note, an article in The NY Times touches on the soaring homicide rate and the racial divide in Chicago, with a featured photo that really hits home.
  • Concept art for the next four projects from Pixar!
  • Why did Lincoln and Django Unchained ignore so much of the work that Black women did to fight for their own freedom?
  • Think superheroes are cool? These organisms are just as amazing, and they’re REAL.
  • RIP Nobel Laureate Rita Levi-Montalcini, who discovered nerve growth factor while hiding from Mussolini.
  • Robert Krulwich introduces us to Sunita Williams and life on the International Space Station.
  • A handy-dandy guide to important sci-fi/fantasy happenings in January.
  • More details about the much-anticipated movie Snowpiercer are revealed. Hurry up already!
  • Rumors and speculations abound, surrounding the possible revival of the cult TV series Twin Peaks.
  • These Adventure Time vinyl toys are squee worthy and available for pre-order. (ETA some time this month). (via Super Punch)
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