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On Pins and Needles Episode 24: Yes, And

May 1, 2017 |

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On this month’s (2-year anniversary! Which we don’t mention!) episode of On Pins and Needles, we’re back from illnesses and such to discuss the art and craft of improvisation on stage with … Read More

A Reflection on Alien Banging

March 30, 2017 |

As I am writing about space on the eve of the release of “Mass Effect: Andromeda,” it’s only appropriate that I talk about the thing nearest and dearest to the collective hearts of many Mass Effect fans: banging aliens. “Star … Read More

10-Second Reviews: 24in48 Edition

July 29, 2016 |

Over the weekend, I participated for the first time in the #24in48 readathon. It’s pretty straightforward: You pledge to read 24 hours out of a 48-hour weekend. I clocked in at a little more than 24 hours. I read five … Read More

Review: ‘A Field Guide to the F Word’: In a Word? Meh

April 12, 2016 |

(I received a free copy of “A Field Guide to the F Word” by Ben Parker in exchange for my honest review. The book was published Jan. 5, 2016, by Valley Press, an imprint of Lone Wolf Consortium.)

If there … Read More

My Cats Hate Batwoman

January 28, 2016 |

I love my cats. They’re a comfort when I need it—though it’s mostly me doing the hugging and them trying to escape—they give my little apartment some life. They’re part of the the family I’ve made as an adult; a … Read More

Review: ‘I Am Bread’

October 27, 2015 |

(I received a free download code for “I Am Bread” in exchange for my unbiased review.)

“I Am Bread” by U.K. developer Bossa Studios features a slice of bread on an epic quest to become toast.

At its core, “I … Read More

Review: “The Paladin Caper” by Patrick Weekes

October 24, 2015 | | 2 Comments

(I received a copy of “The Paladin Caper” by Patrick Weekes in exchange for my unbiased review. The novel will be published Oct. 27.)

SPOILER ALERT: There are some spoilers for “The Paladin Caper,” as well as earlier books in … Read More

Review: ‘Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel’

October 14, 2015 |

(I received a free copy of “Welcome to Night Vale” by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor from Harper Perennial in exchange for my unbiased review. The novel will be published Oct. 20.)

 

Night Vale is a weird place, and … Read More

This weekend I’ll watch “The Duff”

February 19, 2015 |

When I first saw this trailer for The Duff I was like, wait, what? Whoa whoa whoa. Oh wait. Hmm. Maybe?

My initial thought was PROBLEMATIC IDEA here. But it might have a good message? This weekend I’ll watch The Duff. … Read More

Halloween Candy Showdown

October 31, 2014 | | 3 Comments

Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you’re in a sugar-induced spoopy haze right now.

Because it is Halloween, and also because Bell made me install this poll app and we haven’t used it, I thought I would do a little Halloween … Read More