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News & articles about pop culture as a tool for positive change, both personal and social.

The origins of the Klingon language, the ‘Axanar’ lawsuit and linguist Marc Okrand


The Klingon language has been in the media spotlight due to the Axanar vs. CBS/Paramount lawsuit. I talked with the developer of the Klingon language, Marc Okrand, to see if some additional insight into the matter could be found.

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Incon-Crusaders creates limited edition poster for ‘Your Superhero Origin’


Patrick Renfrow, founder of the Incon-Crusaders, is no stranger to adversity. At the age of 21, after a period in which his body starting going haywire, Patrick was diagnosed with spina bifida, a birth defect involving an improper development of the spinal cord. One of the horrible symptoms that began …

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INTERVIEW: Linda Park and the Antaeus Theatre Company’s enterprise for a new home


I’ve admired Linda Park for her performance as Ensign Hoshi Sato on Star Trek: Enterprise for a long time now. Imagine my joy when I got handed her phone number and told that she’s looking forward to chatting with me. Yeah… I was giggling like a typical Trek fanboy but the …

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Bullied Star Wars fan beats bulimia as a Princess Leia cosplayer

Since the age of 11 cosplayer Charlotte Harris was bullied by her schoolmates about her appearance and “puppy fat.” As a result she became unhealthily obsessed with her body image and became a bulimic. “I started forcing myself to throw up after every single meal, and rarely went out with …

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