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2014 FIFA World Cup Postscript

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 Review: The Train Kept A-Rollin’

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 […]