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  • Art, Sedition and Justice
  • Art, Sedition and Justice

    Creative work needs to be part of the solution fighting against institutional bigotry.
      Edward Abbey once said that there are two chief functions of an artist: art, and sedition.
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  • In Memory of David Farland
  • In Memory of David Farland

    Personal reflections on the legacy of a writer who prioritized being a mentor.
      New York Times bestselling author, teacher and local Utahn David Farland (whose real name was John David Wolverton) passed away last month at the age of 64.
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  • Top of the Geek
  • Top of the Geek

    A look at some of 2021's most geekily transcendent offerings
      At the end of the year, it's always our habit to look back at the best of what's come and honor it in some way.
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  • Screen Savers
  • Screen Savers

    Do big movies demand big screens—or is insisting on that presentation a privilege?
      Every year, people prophesy the doom of the movie theater; every year, a film is trotted out as the savior of cinema, a hero for the church of movies.
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  • Big Shiny Robot and the Multiverse of Madness!
  • Big Shiny Robot and the Multiverse of Madness!

    The current "alternate timeline" trend of comic-book television and movies comes from a long tradition.
      There are scientific hypotheses in the real world of theoretical physics that posit an infinite number of universes parallel to ours.
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  • Binge No More
  • Binge No More

    The week-to-week rollout of Disney+ Marvel TV series is building momentum.
      We're more than halfway through our second Marvel TV series. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier have taken over for WandaVision as the regular offering from Disney+ to sate those of us interested in the Marvel Cinematic Universe who are craving new content.
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  • Pandemic Games
  • Pandemic Games

    Enjoy safe game-playing gatherings through these virtual platforms.
      Those of us who are responsible adults have spent almost an entire year leaving home as little as possible, only going out for the necessities. Frivolities like casual social gatherings are literally lethal, so the smartest of us avoid those, too.
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  • Geek Poptimism
  • Geek Poptimism

    It's time to look forward to fun things in 2021.
      It's no news flash that 2020 has been, frankly, the worst. It's impacted all of us, though some more than others. We've been asked to endure a pandemic with no leadership or help from the highest levels of our government, and our state leaders work pretty hard to endanger us, too.
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  • Unconventional
  • Unconventional

    While fan conventions take a pandemic hiatus, here's how to capture the experience safely at home.
      The economy is tanking—thanks in large part to the lack of leadership at most levels of government in the United States—and since they didn't do enough to combat the crisis, we're all still locked in our homes, unable to attend the most beloved of nerdy pastimes: conventions.
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  • Socially-Conscious Nerdery
  • Socially-Conscious Nerdery

    Stories to remind you that fantastical fictions can explore our real, messed-up world.
      One of the places to find the most empathic stories, though, is the world of geekdom. For as long as the genres have existed, they have been "woke" in exploring complex themes through allegory.
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