The nation’s second largest school district shut down today as a result of “credible” threats received via email, which I’m sure will further heighten all that the anti-Muslim rhetoric. And after getting through an advance reader’s copy of Ben Rawlence’s City of Thorns, I’m feeling sad that maybe this country will regress into World War II paranoia where, if one… Continue reading RFK: On the mindless menace of violence
I wish I could turn back the clock and tell my own children why it’s cool to be a programmer. They don’t see programming as a ticket to the universe, except when it comes to spending our hard-earned money for the newest Xbox system, which, I have yet to point out, comes about because somebody… Continue reading Teaching the Next Generation of Nerds to Rule the World
Holy Headlines! Saturday, September 26 is Batman Day, and it’s the one designated day where anything and everything Batman goes on sale. For starters, comic shops, Barnes and Noble, GameStop and Amazon (via the Kindle) will offer a free variants of BATMAN ENDGAME SPECIAL EDITION #1 (while supplies last). The Barnes and Noble variant looks… Continue reading To the Batcave!
I purchased this book based on Neil Gaiman’s commencement address at The University of Arts in Philadelphia while on vacation in the Bay Area and finally got a chance to watch the video. What an inspiring talk! For anybody interested in pursuing a career in the arts (be it writing, cartooning, photography), please do yourself… Continue reading Make Good Art
It’s preview night at Comic Con, and for the first time in many years, we’ve decided not to attend. Not that we don’t miss the freebies, the madness, tentative excitement tinged with impending gloom. No, tonight we ate fish tacos at South Beach Bar & Grille and spent valuable time gaming in the comfort of… Continue reading Destination: Comic Con?