‘Selma’ recreates an icon with both power and doubt
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‘Selma’ recreates an icon with both power and doubt

Selma isn’t a film that will be shown in grade school history classes. But it’s the film that *should* be shown in grade school history classes.

‘Avengers: Electric Rain’ #13 [English translation]
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‘Avengers: Electric Rain’ #13 [English translation]

Another Friday, another episode of Avengers: Electric Rain. The stakes have never been higher, and it looks like Hydra is just getting started.

‘Avengers: Electric Rain’ #12 [English translation]
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‘Avengers: Electric Rain’ #12 [English translation]

Looks like the gloves are coming off in episode 12 of Avengers: Electric Rain. We’ve got another Avenger in the mix, mention of S.H.I.E.L.D. probably coming in soon, and another villain to work with in the coming weeks.

The ‘DC vs Marvel’ interviews, Part 1: writer Ron Marz
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The ‘DC vs Marvel’ interviews, Part 1: writer Ron Marz

2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the ‘DC vs Marvel’ crossover. We’ll be posting interviews with the creators in the days to come. Today: writer Ron Marz.

Captain Kirk’s Comic Buying Guide: Jan 21, 2015
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Captain Kirk’s Comic Buying Guide: Jan 21, 2015

  Marvel stunned the comic world yesterday with an announcement that the regular Marvel 616 universe would be no more as of May 2015. With…

10 problems with being a sick geek (and how to solve them)
Applied Geekism

10 problems with being a sick geek (and how to solve them)

For those with chronic illnesses who also happen to be geek, there’s another set of unique problems that you may find yourself contemplating at one time or other. This post will walk you through those problems, and suggest solutions for them.

Kel Symons’ new sword and sorcery comic is right as ‘Reyn’
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Kel Symons’ new sword and sorcery comic is right as ‘Reyn’

An entertaining comic by Kel Symons (‘The Mercenary Sea’) and Nate Stockman from Image Comics. Set in a genre of swords and sorcery, ‘Reyn’ has compelling characters and rich, fantasy world to explore.

Kathy Reichs is on top of her game in ‘Bones Never Lie’
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Kathy Reichs is on top of her game in ‘Bones Never Lie’

No bones about it. The seventeenth novel in the popular Temperance Brennan series is superbly entertaining and packed with Reichs’ usual penchant for scientific detail and accuracy.

‘Avengers: Electric Rain’ #11 [English translation]
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‘Avengers: Electric Rain’ #11 [English translation]

You’ve been waiting for it. Here is Episode 11 of ‘Avengers: Electric Rain,’ as it pics up right where we left off in Episode 10.

‘Blackhat’ is a stunning disappointment and waste
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‘Blackhat’ is a stunning disappointment and waste

While ‘Blackhat’ does hacking well and hints at the depths of cyberterrorism and a dichotomy of tangible and virtual threats, it’s primarily a stylish but dull thriller that never quite satisfies.

Never say goodbye: the 12 best Debs & Errol songs
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Never say goodbye: the 12 best Debs & Errol songs

Yesterday one of my favorite bands, Debs & Errol, announced that they were going their separate ways. Needless to say, I am sad. Now, you have to understand why my love for this band is so fierce. Not only do I love their music, and not only did it help lift my spirits during a very difficult period, but I got to know the band members as people.

Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Guide: Jan 14, 2015
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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Guide: Jan 14, 2015

Yes… yes! I have waited a long time for this. As a friend of mine said: the Marvel era of Star Wars has begun …again.

Steamfaerie speaks words of wisdom: ‘Let It Go, Let It Be’
Applied Geekism

Steamfaerie speaks words of wisdom: ‘Let It Go, Let It Be’

In this mash-up by our latest musical discovery, Steamfaerie (@steamfaerie), the refrain from Elsa’s rousing proclamation of self-empowerment takes on a different context when juxtaposed against that perennial anthem to acceptance, The Beatles’ “Let It Be.”

The Lord’s Prayer: the Pop Mythology version
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The Lord’s Prayer: the Pop Mythology version

I don’t pray, but today I did. And this is what I said.

Jo Walton’s ‘The Just City’ is worth traveling to
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Jo Walton’s ‘The Just City’ is worth traveling to

Jo Walton’s latest novel, ‘The Just City,’ contains time travel, robots and Greek gods, yet its realistic characters—even the divinities—dominate the narrative with their personal struggles to achieve their “best selves.” This is Jo Walton’s strength—no matter how outlandish the setting, her characters always read as real people I want to get to know.

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