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Pulp Novels

A flashback to earlier age of geekdom

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Feb 18,2013 - As a young lad, I read every book I could get my grubby little hands on. I blew through The Hardy Boys books in first grade, and graduated to Sherlock Holmes by the second.

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Burning Video Games

Violent games aren't cause of gun violence

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Feb 5,2013 - In the wake of recent shootings, a group in Connecticut decided that they wanted to hand out $25 gift cards to residents so they could buy up violent video games and bring them to a good old-fashioned video-game burning.

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Shatner's World

One-man show comes to Kingsbury Hall

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Jan 15,2013 - As the intrepid Captain James T. Kirk from Star Trek, William Shatner has visited different planets across the galaxy. As himself over the years, he’s lived on one of his own.

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Geek Resolutions

Kick off 2013 with worthy goals

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Jan 1,2013 - How many times have you made New Year’s resolutions that you let fizzle a month or two into the new year?

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No Movie, Please

Pop culture that should stay off the big screen

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Dec 14,2012 - Hollywood loves a sure thing. They love anything that’s going to help them sell movie tickets, even if the very nature of the idea is morally and creatively bankrupt. Think about this: The movi

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Gifts for Geeks

Nifty gifts for the nerd in your life

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Dec 4,2012 - If you’re not a geek, chances are you know one—they’re ubiquitous these days. And if you know one, chances are good there’s one you’re going to have to shop for during the holiday season.

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Disney & Star Wars

What we know about Episode VII

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Nov 19,2012 - A couple of weeks ago, the Earth stopped spinning for a millisecond. It was the collective shock across the globe at the news that Lucasfilm had been sold in its entirety to Disney,

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Role-Playing Games

Create a character, seek adventure

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Nov 6,2012 - I’m not ashamed to admit that I played a lot of pencil-and-paper role-playing games when I was in high school. I was one of those guys who pored over books full of stats and powers ...

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Wii U

Hard-core gamers will love new system

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Oct 23,2012 - For “hard-core” gamers, the Wii was a cute family system with no real gaming experiences to be had. It was a quaint little system with all the charm of a board game you’d play with Grandma.

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Geek Out at the Library

Browse comics for free at downtown library

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Oct 9,2012 - We who live in Salt Lake City are fortunate enough to have one of the most gorgeous library facilities in the world. Our Salt Lake City Main Library isn’t only modern and spacious ...
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