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Monsters! Kittens! Stan Lee!

A few Saturdays ago, the biggest name in comic books brought another universe to life. Stan “The Man” Lee, best known for his and Jack Kirby’s creation of the modern Marvel universe, has hitched his label, POW! Entertainment, to frequent collaborator … Continue reading

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We Got A Badass Over Here: Doctor Neil deGrasse Tyson, Science and Social Responsibility

In the latter half of 1958, two events occurred that would have a profound effect on the science of astrophysics: one was the signing of the National Aeronautics and Space Act by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, which authorized the creation … Continue reading

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7 Favorite Sherlock Holmes stories

If anyone were to ask me what I think of Sherlock Holmes, my response – he’s a cantankerous, brilliant man with an infectious laugh, reckless habits, and a great sense of compassion – would be inspired by Vasily Livanov, the … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, A Wrinkle In Time

Twenty-something years ago I was handed my first copy of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time. I remember this because it was my very first introduction to science fiction – at least, my first conscious one. As the masterpiece celebrates … Continue reading

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