Run, Martians, run!

In what is probably the funniest book ever written, on any planet, Jack Handey’s, “What I’d Say to the Martians: And Other Veiled Threats” (2008) covered what is probably our most likely response to alien life; and is in keeping with physicist Stephen Hawking’s warning that it would probably be “too risky” to communicate with aliens. But what if our current expedition to Mars really did uncover traces of life on another planet?

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Film news: Life of Pi – CinemaCon says it’s grrrrreat!

For this coming Christmas, Life of Pi will finally be coming to theaters – and now there is another very good reason to hope the world doesn’t end in a Mayan apocalypse on December 21, 2012. At the CinemaCon (the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners) this week, 20th Century Fox unveiled […]

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D&D goes prime time – but is it too late?

On Thursday, the motley crew of college students on NBC’s Community take a magical journey into the realms of Dungeons & Dragons, the classic tabletop fantasy roleplaying game that spawned computer RPGs like World of Warcraft and sparked the imaginations of millions. As Joseph Dilworth Jr. writes on Pop Culture Zoo, the pop-culture-laden sitcom sees […]

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