I Read A Book: Soap Opera Divas Paper Dolls

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by Keidra Chaney A couple of things first: I didn’t so much read this book as I oohed and ahhed over it. Also, this isn’t so much a paper doll book as it is a paper museum of a long-vanished segment of pop culture. It’s been three years since the cancellation of All My Children and […]

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As-I-Play XCOM: Fresh Meat (Part Five)

by Kristin Bezio As I expected, getting back to the grind of abductions and UFOs is a bit of a let-down after the plot mission, but I’ve set myself a new challenge. Since five of my six regulars are fully promoted, I’ve decided to start training newbs. This is actually really annoying. At this point in the […]

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Comics Review – Seconds

by Jordan Dinwiddie – Guest Writer They say the second effort is the hardest. Well, how about the eighth for Bryan Lee O’Malley?  Bringing us his follow-up to the massively popular Scott Pilgrim series, you’d think that he wouldn’t have much to talk about.  A story about second chances and perhaps O’Malley’s second phase of his career, […]

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NCAA Football 13 has lots of logos featuring those who made money on the game -- but excluded from making money were the two players featured, Robert Griffin III and Barry Sanders.

Taking Your Talents to PS3: What Does the Latest Student Athlete Decision Mean for Videogames

By Raizel Liebler So what does the O’Bannon decision regarding student athletes being possibly paid mean? If you are in control of sports in any way, nothing good – and therefore the decision will be appealed. But for student athletes, this is another step in the process to ensure that they are properly compensated for […]

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Where’s Gamora? Hey Marvel, if you make it – WE WILL BUY IT

By Vivian Obarski It’s getting to be that time of the year again — aka the most wonderful time of the year for most parents. Many of us are heading out to get school supplies, backpacks and new clothes in anticipation of another fall when the kids head back to school. So it wasn’t unusual […]

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As-I-Play XCOM: War of Attrition (Part Four)

by Kristin Bezio I have now reached that point in the game – which happens to a certain extent in any game, I think, although some more than others – when I start a mission and immediately think “Oh, god, just get me through this.” And then I spend what feels like an hour but […]

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Anime Review: Knights of Sidonia was not as dumb as I thought it looked

by K. Hopson Knights of Sidonia is like Attack on Titan, except in space. Or at least that’s the impression it left on me. And because of that similarity, I’m a fan. It’s also the first anime series that Netflix has licensed as an original series, so that’s something to talk about. In the span […]

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The Impact of Two Recent Copyright Decisions on Publishers — and the Public

by Raizel Liebler During July 2014, there were two important decisions regarding copyright and publishers. On the surface, these cases seem quite different considering the defendant in one case is the two largest legal publishers — West and Lexis — and the defendant in the other case is an academic publisher, Duke University Press. But […]

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My Love Is a Mixtape: a Review of Peter Quill’s Mom’s Musical Taste (and of Guardians of the Galaxy)

by Betsy Scott You can check out the full Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Soundtrack here. Side 1 After seeing Guardians of the Galaxy, I was stumped how to review it. My review would be a paragraph at most, I thought. Yes, it’s funny. It has great special effects. The makeup is amazing: I got lost […]

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As-I-Play XCOM: Reboot – Post Three

By Kristin Bezio Well, it’s happened. I finally got enough people killed in a fashion that was clearly the product of my own laziness and lack of attention (rather than genuine lack of skill) while eating dinner that I gave up about two hours of gameplay and went back to a previous save. As the […]

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