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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

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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’

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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

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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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