You don’t need money, smarts or beauty to be an Avenger
Applied Geekism

You don’t need money, smarts or beauty to be an Avenger

Perhaps the biggest fallacy that some young people grow up believing is the idea that you need money, smarts, power or beauty to be an Avenger or superhero.

Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review: 04/22/2015
Comics

Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review: 04/22/2015

Reviewed this week: Lazarus #16, All-New X-Men #40, Guardians of the Galaxy # 26, Convergence #3

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron': more, bigger, and faster but how much is too much?
Movies

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron': more, bigger, and faster but how much is too much?

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ brings Marvel’s Phase Two to a fittingly spectacular climax. No doubt, it is fun. But how much spectacle starts to be too much?

The Hemingway illusion: how pop culture shapes our experience of place
Books

The Hemingway illusion: how pop culture shapes our experience of place

How much of the magic we feel in a place is from the reality and how much is from the fiction and pop culture that portrays that place?

‘Beauty’s Kingdom’ offers a safe erotic world of freedom and choice
Books

‘Beauty’s Kingdom’ offers a safe erotic world of freedom and choice

In ‘Beauty’s Kingdom’ Anne Rice has built an erotic domain around freedom, choice, and assent. It is a safe place from which to find one’s own sensual path.

Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review:  04/15/2015
Comics

Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review: 04/15/2015

As much as I loved Issue #2 of Convergence, Mark Millar’s ‘Chrononauts’ (penciled by Sean Gordon Murphy) is a rip-roaring, rollicking good time!

Behemoth’s Nergal bares his soul in ‘Confessions of a Heretic’
Books

Behemoth’s Nergal bares his soul in ‘Confessions of a Heretic’

‘Confessions of a Heretic’ reveals a man as vulnerable and limited as the rest of us yet who has created some of the very finest of modern metal music.

Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ gives the devil his due
TV

Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ gives the devil his due

Daredevil is truly worth watching, whether you do so in a weekend or spread the episodes out.

Rural Vermont is thick with dread and evil in ‘The Silent Girls’
Books

Rural Vermont is thick with dread and evil in ‘The Silent Girls’

‘The Silent Girls’ is the proverbial page-turner that not only mystery buffs will stay up late devouring but even literary snobs could probably appreciate.

Clive Barker spreads the good news of ‘The Scarlet Gospels’
Books

Clive Barker spreads the good news of ‘The Scarlet Gospels’

The long-awaited ‘The Scarlet Gospels’ delivers all the gore and gravitas that a fan of Clive Barker or the Hellraiser mythos could possibly want.

Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review: 04/08/2015
Comics

Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review: 04/08/2015

‘Convergence’ is the big publishing event that’s dominating the comic market this week. Will this be the event that DC needs to restore order to its universe?

Bro, Diamond Select’s Avenging Hawkeye is right behind you, bro
Toys

Bro, Diamond Select’s Avenging Hawkeye is right behind you, bro

Bro, love Matt Fraction & David Aja’s run on Hawkeye? Then Diamond Select’s Marvel Select Avenging Hawkeye is the figure for you, bro!

Romance mingles with some hefty sci-fi ideas in ‘Echo 8′
Books

Romance mingles with some hefty sci-fi ideas in ‘Echo 8′

With ‘Echo 8,’ Sharon Lynn Fisher is truly beginning to hit her stride. The action is tighter than in her previous book and the romance, better integrated.

Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review: 04/02/2015
Comics

Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review: 04/02/2015

As much as I have not been a fan of the Inhumans, what I can say is that out of all the Marvel properties, they have remained fairly constant.

18 celebrities who have struggled with Lyme disease
Applied Geekism

18 celebrities who have struggled with Lyme disease

Avril Lavigne is the latest of celebrities to have revealed that she has Lyme Disease. Here are 15 other public figures who either have or have had it.

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