Star Wars Christmas Display Wins This — And Every — Galaxy Throughout Time And Space

Not so long ago (this morning), in a galaxy not-so-far away (this one), I wrote a piece about how I’m not feeling the holidays this year… OK, more accurately I wrote a piece that spelled out in detail the mental manipulations I’m engaging in to pretend the holiday season doesn’t exist at all. Because it’s a tough time of the year for me, profoundly lacking in jolliness, I’ve just been compartmentalizing such that I have an armor that no seasonal cheer can penetrate. Basically, yes, I am the Dark Side personified — but at least I am readily conceding it. Read More Star Wars Christmas Display Wins This — And Every — Galaxy Throughout Time And Space

Gift Guide for Geek Kids

A decade or so ago, a kid would be crushed to be labeled a geek. Nowadays, some kids wear the term like a badge of honor. “Heck yeah I’m a geek! I like comic books and video games and science and tech stuff!” If you’ve got a geek kid in your life and you need some ideas for what to get them for a holiday gift, here are a few to get you started.

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Star Wars Rebels: Worth Your Time

I have watched the new Star Wars cartoon three times now. Why three? It is fantastic. It’s Disney’s first real Star Wars project since acquiring Lucasfilm; if this project is any indication, I have serious hope for Star Wars Rebels and fair to middling hope for Episode VII (because Abrams).  Read More Star Wars Rebels: Worth Your Time

This Week in Misogyny: Bad News and Terrible People

There was so much terribleness this week that y’all get a double dose of This Week in Misogyny! First up, we find out the latest news about the students who were kidnapped by extremists in Nigeria, wonder what the hell L’Oreal was thinking, and shake our fists at terrible people and gender essentialism. There’s a little bit of good news at the end, though! And some levity courtesy of John Oliver. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny: Bad News and Terrible People