Ready for the Weekend 4/11/2014

Today in 1970, Apollo 13 was launched. Several years after that, a movie was made about the events of this flight, starring Captain Phillips. Doing anything fun this weekend?


The End of Pretension

Pretension +1 is ending, but Gus Mastrapa will return more powerful than you can possibly imagine.


On Unwinnable

Unwinnable isn’t just a website or a weekly magazine – it’s a belief in a different kind of internet.


Last Week’s Comics 4/9/2014

Brian Bannen reviews Black Science #5, Action Comics #30 and Magneto #2, while Ian Gonzales takes on Moon Knight #2 and Jill Scharr looks at Black Widow #5 in this week’s edition of Last Week’s Comics.

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I’m Not A Bit

Lizzie danced around with a zombie, on the front lawn of the house where she, her sister Mika, and the two adults they were traveling with, Carol and Tyreese, had taken shelter. Carol was making tea in the kitchen, enjoying the luxury of clean water pumped out of a nearby well and a functioning gas stove.


Rookie of the Year: A Note From Your Newly-Minted Foursquare Mayor

The following is the latest in a series of journal entries chronicling the author’s descent into next-gen gaming degeneracy and assorted geekery – from getting his first television in years to trying to figure out why the @$@$&@@ you need two goddamn directional pads just to walk down an effing hallway.

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Ready for the Weekend 4/4/2014

Today in 1964 the Beatles occupied the top five positions of the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart. They are the only act with more than three singles in the top ten simultaneously. What are you doing this weekend?


Joy of a Toy

I was a clumsy kid. I was such a klutz – a total failure at sports, P.E. and general moving around the place – that my mother sought professional help for me. We lived in North Carolina at the time – it was around ‘82 – so I was 10. I remember driving to an unfamiliar part of Charlotte. A university campus? Or maybe some collection of government buildings? We went into a small medical office where I was subjected to a barrage of physical tests. My mother got a binder full of results. And I got a new after-school