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  • The Humans
    The Music of: The Humans
    Posted in: Comics, Music

    I first heard about The Humans from Evan Minsker’s Shake Appeal column, and I just thought to myself, “Yeah, that’s something I would be into.” Simple as that. From there I got in contact with the right people and managed to procure a copy of issue #0 and the accompanying 7” record (both of which […]

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    Required Reading: King Leopold’s Ghost
    Posted in: Books

    Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, though now treated in most literary and academic circles as a parable applicable to any time and any place, was directly lifted from Conrad’s experiences going down the Congo River on a steamboat in the late 1800s. Then ruled by King Leopold of Belgium, the Congo was a lawless hell, […]

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    Scrooged is Objectively the Best Version of A Christmas Carol (Including the One by Charles Dickens)
    Posted in: Books, Movies

    Christmastime is upon us once again and that can mean only one thing: the return of holiday-themed media. Now, don’t get me wrong, this is a great and glorious thing. I personally believe that if it were socially acceptable to blast Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Christmas Eve and Other Stories year-round, the world would be a much better […]

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    PC Budget Games (for the Holidays!): Papers, Please
    Posted in: Video Games

    Papers, Please is a game where you are tasked with checking and confirming the validity of national immigration documents. And it’s really good. Lucas Pope’s 2013 indie title places you at an immigration checkpoint in the fictional country of Arstotzka during the 1980s. The core aspects of the gameplay are simple enough, you check the […]

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    PC Budget Games (for the Holidays!): Gone Home
    Posted in: Featured, Video Games

    It’s that time of the year, the time that some people look forward to, and others dread. I’m talking about returning home for the holidays. You know, catching up with your family and spending time with the people you grew up with. Imagine if after a long flight home, you arrive at your family’s house […]

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    2014 Holiday Gift Guide
    Posted in: Books, Music, Tech, TV, Video Games

    We are all ready to celebrate the holidays, deck the halls, rock around the Christmas tree, what have you. If you have some last minute shopping to do, this guide will help you find a gift for everyone on your list. And the best perk is that you don’t even need leave home to go to the […]

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    NerdGlow’s Netflix Recommendations Pt. 10
    Posted in: Movies, TV

    Black Mirror From Claire Rychlewski The first time I heard the title Black Mirror, I thought, “Oh, I get it! The black screens of our phones and computers and televisions really serve as a reflection of humanity’s current state. Cool.” It’s not often that I connect with a work’s title so instantly, but Black Mirror […]

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    The Theory of Everything Review
    Posted in: Featured, Movies

    I imagine one of the most difficult challenges for a writer and filmmaker must be finding a way to make a story interesting when everyone already knows the ending. In The Theory of Everything, we know that Stephen Hawking doesn’t die after two years. We know that he ends up becoming a highly-respected theoretical physicist. Even those […]

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    Horrible Bosses 2 Review
    Posted in: Featured, Movies

    “I think we really hit our stride with kidnapping,” Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) comments to Dale (Charlie Day) about halfway through Horrible Bosses 2. The observation definitely doesn’t reflect what’s going on in the film—the trio of irreverent goofballs Kurt, Nick and Dale are just as terrible at crime in this movie as they were in […]