Stack Overflow: 9 More Books for Women’s History Month

Stack Overflow: 9 More Books for Women’s History Month

Reading Time: 8 minutes Following up from last week’s books for Women’s History Month, here are several more stories about women. As always, I find myself with more books to read than I can finish, but here are the ones I’ve gotten to so far! Her Fearless Run: Kathrine Switzer’s Historic Boston Marathon by Kim… Read More

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5 Reasons to Read ‘Kill [Redacted]’ by Anthony Good

5 Reasons to Read ‘Kill [Redacted]’ by Anthony Good

Reading Time: 3 minutes Kill [Redacted] is a little out of my usual reading range. It has a real-world darkness that I tend to try to avoid in my fiction, but its premise intrigued me, as did its moral ambiguities. This is a novel about terrorism. The wife of the novel’s central character, Michael, has been… Read More

The First Full-Length ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer Is Out, and It’s Pretty Incredible

The First Full-Length ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer Is Out, and It’s Pretty Incredible

Reading Time: 1 minute A new full-length trailer for Avengers: Endgame has dropped, and it’s pretty incredible. I could’ve maybe used a little less of the Schindler’s List-esque grayscale with red, but it’s still something I’m sure I’ll be watching a whole lot of times today. Click through to read all of “The First Full-Length… Read More

Word Wednesday: ‘The Feminism Book’

Word Wednesday: ‘The Feminism Book’

Reading Time: 3 minutes This Week’s Word Is “Feminism.” Completing my round up of great books to celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8th), I have another DK title, The Feminism Book.  Feminism is possibly the least understood word in the English language. One that is hurled around as both superlative and pejorative. Something to be celebrated,… Read More

Stack Overflow: 12 Books for Women’s History Month

Stack Overflow: 12 Books for Women’s History Month

Reading Time: 8 minutes March is Women’s History Month, and while it’s never a bad time to read about inspiring women, I wanted to devote one of my Stack Overflow columns this month to stories about women. Wilma’s Way Home: The Life of Wilma Mankiller by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Linda Kukuk Wilma Mankiller was… Read More

Umbrella Academy – Pt. 2

Umbrella Academy – Pt. 2

Reading Time: 1 minute Say what you will, but we know perfection when we see it.   After finishing Netflix’s Umbrella Academy, Jake & Mitch ask the life-altering question: When approaching comic-inspired movies and TV, are we better off not knowing anything about the source material? So yeah, UA is that good.  And lots of stuff… Read More

Favorite LEGO creations from Bricks Cascade 2019

Favorite LEGO creations from Bricks Cascade 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Last week, I traveled to Portland, Oregon for Bricks Cascade. The LEGO convention, now in its eighth year, drew over 8000 public attendees to look at over 800 unique creations from 383 designers. While I’ll have my interview up with LEGO senior designer Stuart Harris up in a few days, I… Read More

How to Collect – Carol Danvers’ Captain Marvel

How to Collect – Carol Danvers’ Captain Marvel

Reading Time: 17 minutes I hear there’s a movie that some people are excited about. So let’s talk about Captain Marvel, AKA Carol Danvers, with “How to Collect,” a column where I research and report the best way to collect a comic, saving you the hassle and leaving you with just the good parts. Carol… Read More

Celebrate International Women’s Day with ‘She-Ra’!

Celebrate International Women’s Day with ‘She-Ra’!

Reading Time: 1 minute Today is International Women’s Day, and the team behind She-Ra and the Princesses of Power have a message for you! My family has been watching the show on Netflix, and we’ve really enjoyed it: it has a racially diverse, mostly female cast, and great messages about friendship and strength, plus a shining… Read More

Can You Tell Me How to Get to the ‘Sesame Street’ Archive?

Can You Tell Me How to Get to the ‘Sesame Street’ Archive?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image courtesy of Sesame Worksho For nearly 50 years, Sesame Street has engaged the minds of children through a television program designed specifically for a young audience. Generations of children have grown up watching Bert and Ernie, Cookie Monster, Grover, Big Bird, the Count, and Oscar the Grouch while learning about… Read More

Word Wednesday: Women: Our History

Word Wednesday: Women: Our History

Reading Time: 5 minutes This Week’s Word Is “Women.” International Women’s Day is this Friday, and to mark it Word Wednesday is devoting three posts to books celebrating Women and Womanhood. Last week, I looked at So Here I Am, a book of great speeches given by women. This week, I am moving on to DK’s… Read More

Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 9 2019

Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 9 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes Original image: Wikimedia Creative Commons. Toys and games rule in the Convention Connection for Week 9 2019, including this week’s spotlight convention—ToyCon 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event takes place from Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3. The event features a number of celebrity guests including actors Erik Estrada… Read More

Stack Overflow: 12 Books for the ‘Undefeated’

Stack Overflow: 12 Books for the ‘Undefeated’

Reading Time: 8 minutes I’m not so great at timing my Stack Overflow columns with anniversaries, partly because my review stacks are a weird mix of not-yet-published and published-a-while-ago. So this set of books comes at the tail end of Black History Month—but it’s not like there’s any reason not to read the books on this… Read More

Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 8 2019

Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 8 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes Original image: Wikimedia Creative Commons. Comics & Geek Culture Conventions The focus convention for Convention Connection during week eight of 2019 is the Great Lakes Comic Convention this Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23 in Warren, Michigan. This year’s event features a number of special guests, including a 5-year anniversary… Read More