Entertainment & Arts

Stuff You Need to Know: Comic-Con 2018 and Other Incoming Geekery

They’re making a movie out of Cats because of course they are. In the cast we find Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen and James Corden. Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) directs. Production kicks off later this year. (Source.) Enjoying Cloak & Dagger? Rejoice. It’s getting a second season. Coming up on the DC Universe(…)

Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey returns to pop music with “Science Fiction”

With his new solo album, “Science Fiction,” former Thompson Twins member Tom Bailey has made a welcome return to pop music. After Thompson Twins ended in the early 1990s, Bailey remained active with such projects as Babble and International Observer, but his music had shifted into more experimental and varied directions. But after starting to(…)

Youth in Asia

Yesterday I was updating my retirement plan through age 110 and wondered if it was long enough. It seems to me that medical science is progressing so quickly I have a good shot at reaching 140. This got me thinking. What will happen when medical science can keep almost anyone alive indefinitely, albeit looking like(…)

“The Bequeathal: Godsent” : Awesome concepts, totally different, new ideas.

So refreshing that The Bequeathal: Godsent is not the usual brain-wash of robocops battling evil galactic emperors or cowboys saving alien princesses. Instead, this novel explores much greater sociological themes through the use of science, theories and beliefs. Its ever-connected society is cyber-enhanced but warped in ways we are presently … Reviewscout.co.uk

And the land had rest from war

  My Gardener is enthusiastic. He kills all the weeds in my garden, Sweating conviction, In purple droplets, Muscles wet, In the midday sun, he Slaughters them, My perfect weeds I spent so long cultivating, Black, And whites ones, Jewish and Muslim, Mayhem. Now the name of Hebron formerly was Kiriath-arba. (Arba  was the greatest(…)

Episode 34: Gravity

Gravity Review What We Watched: Room 237, The American Scream, Bless Me Ultima, Ernest Scared Stupid, The Conjuring, V/H/S 2, H. H. Holmes: America’s First Serial Killer & Attack on Titan. Gravity Spoiler Discussion (after the outro music).  You can download the episode here. (right click to save) The Film Club Podcast

20 Years of Science Fiction and Fantasy: The Many Faces of Xenite.Org

On March 14, 1997 I officially launched Xenite.Org as a new collective home for four Websites I had established in various places.  I built my first Website (“The Worlds of Michael Martinez”) on CompuServe in a special users’ section I think they called Compuserve Places (or maybe that was Compuserve Personal Pages), where we each received 1(…)

Seis cosas extrañas que podrían ocurrir en las elecciones primarias de California

Hay muchos factores que hacen que las elecciones primarias de California sean una fuente potencial de sorpresas, entre ellos, el hecho de que los dos primeros candidatos avanzan a la segunda vuelta de noviembre independientemente del partido al que pertenezcan. Estas son algunas de las extrañas… latimes.com – Los Angeles Times

Father, 5-Year-Old Daughter Drown In California River

MENDOTA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man and his 5-year-old daughter have drowned in a central California river. The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office says a dive team was dispatched Saturday after the 30-year-old father and the girl disappeared in the San Joaquin River near Mendota. Lt. Frances Devins says the man may have been(…)