Monthly Archives: June 2013

FIRST LOOK! Marvel Legends Jean Grey!

From the far reaches of Hong Kong to my welcoming arms in New York, the yet-to-be-released Marvel Legends Jean Grey arrived at my doorstep today! This fiery vixen appeared on eBay last week and since she is my all time favorite X-man, I snatched her up with a buy now! Seriously, this is the Jean

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Check It Out: Mashable Had a Google+ Hangout with Best Selling Authors

Mashable’s Google+ hangout was with authors Mitch Albom, Dave Barry, Greg Iles, Sam Barry and Ridley Pearson. They were joined by Lisa Rutherford and Jen Lou from digital publisher Coliloquy. The conversation was about the future of e-books and the significance of print in today’s ever-changing world. They also talked about and the new interactive e-book Hard Listening: The

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Weird and Well-Meaning People and Their Relationships with Wild Animals

Wild animal/human narratives can be triumphant (Gorillas in the Mist) or tragic (Grizzly Man), but they are always fascinating. We share this crazy planet with so many other species we’ll never truly understand. And they’ll never truly understand us. It’s just nature doing its thing. Ah, the mystery of it all. Journalist Jon Mooallem decided

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Another Mondo for the Monday – HG Wells

I’m a big fan of retro sci-fi movies. There’s something oddly comforting in their strange imagery. Their bone-clean black and white film and the obvious staging evoke so much with so little. They are inspired, and often cheap as dirt. You can see the  ways in which they’ve paved the way for bigger, badder things that later

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Mondo Monday – Maniac

All right. This is not the most tranquil image to have in your home. And that’s not the point. However, if you’re a diehard, hardcore horror fan you might want to consider this fantastic piece. I saw a large “interactive” version of it in the IFC Center when I went to see Berberian Sound Studio and

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The Wounded Empress: One Woman’s Quest to End Pain

Walking down John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City is a curious thing. There’s an odd combination of retail chains sprinkled with what’s left of the great mama and papa shops that defined our countries culture for so many years. In many ways Jersey City is a place of redemption and new beginnings. Resting in

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Battle of the Planets Live Action Movie Trailer

Sailor Moon isn’t the only famed anime getting a reboot this year. After a long absence, the 1970s anime Science Ninja Team Gatchaman (AKA Battle of the Planets to english viewers) returns with a live action movie! Though not up to bar with The Avengers, the movie looks kick-ass and will undoubtedly please fanboys. Here’s

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Pomeranians in Outer Space and Beyond!

It’s 3pm on Friday. We’re almost there. Need a quick pick me up before the home stretch? Well you’re in luck because we’re continuing our dogs in outer space series, and this time we’re delivering some Pomeranian cuteness that is out of this world.       Finally can you spot the real pomeranian in

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Porn and Feminism: “How to be a Playgirl” Author Jessanne Collins Gets Down… and Very Dirty

Porn and Feminism: “How to be a Playgirl” Author Jessanne Collins Gets Down… and Very Dirty Nudie men photos directed at women is perhaps a curious notion to some. I’ve heard stupid things like, aren’t women averse to porn? As if the entire female population were all Tipper Gores and Anita Bryants. Idiots. The answer is hell

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