FIFA Postscript - German Champions

2014 FIFA World Cup Postscript

And with that, the sun sets over Rio de Janeiro and the carnival leaves town!  It always feels like it takes forever to get to a World Cup and, before you know it, it’s done and dusted.  It feels like just yesterday Brazil was taking on Croatia to start this tournament.  But time and tide […]

Snowpiercer - Curtis & Edgar

Snowpiercer Review: The Train Kept A-Rollin’

At its best, science fiction allows us to view our world and our societies and explore them in ways that can challenge their nature without going at established norms directly.  Whether it’s to speak of the futility of war (Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War or Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five) or the fears of technology run amok […]

World Cup - Americans

Some Thoughts on the 2014 FIFA World Cup Group Stages

With this afternoon’s games, the group stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup have come to a close.  32 teams went to Brazil and 16 are going home – with some already gone to face the music.  We can talk about the 16 teams that punched their tickets to the Round of 16, but let’s […]

Cosmos - Milky Way

Some Thoughts on “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”

Like many of you, I have my own history with science.  As a kid, I’d wonder why I’d shock myself whenever I reached for a metal handle in the wintertime.  I got older and would spend recess digging up the school’s yard, looking for the dinosaur bones I was sure were buried there (I’m sure […]

The Strain - Eclipse

Beware the Beast in Black: A Review of “The Strain Trilogy”

A large jet touches down on JFK Airport in New York after a transatlantic flight and comes to a complete stop on the tarmac.  No lights are seen.  No communications are heard.  No movement toward the terminals or signs of malfunction can be perceived.  Thoughts from the authorities run the gamut from a major technical […]


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