Friday, 3 July 2015

Free public libraries are thriving in the digital age

Libraries are changing. The bookshelves are gone, resources are stored off-site and machines retrieve your request. You scan your own books at the checkout, and if you want to "ask a librarian" it's an online form or phone call.
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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Is Fangoria's New Online Film Festival a Game Changer?

Fangoria Magazine, which has been the biggest horror publication since 1979, just made an announcement that could be a game-changer for filmmakers.
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Grant Morrison's New Santa Claus Comic Is Just Total Madness

Call it Santa Claus Year One if you want. Or even All Star Santa Claus. However you choose to describe Grant Morrison’s new Klaus comic for Boom Studios, chances are it won’t possible convey the insanity of the barbaric, bloodstained St.
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The Winners Of The 2015 Locus Awards Have Been Announced! 

The speculative fiction award season is underway, and results of one of the major awards, the Locus, has been announced at this weekend’s Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle, Washington. After this year’s uproar over the Hugo Awards, it’s great to see a mix of excellent books get their due reward.
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How Ant-Man Will Affect Marvel's Movies For Years To Come

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige dropped a ton of Marvel news in a new interview, including several teases of specifically how Ant-Man will have an effect on Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which directors he’s met with for upcoming movies, recasting roles, Spider-Man and more.
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University of Iowa Receives 18,000 Volume Science Fiction Library

Sioux Falls resident Allen Lewis has been a science fiction reader all his life, and he’s now donating his 18,000 volume-strong library to the University of Iowa. This comes just a couple of years after the University received a massive collection from James L.
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Spider-Man Is The One Hero Who Can Tie All The Marvel Movies Together

We finally have our new, Marvel-Cinematic-Universe-approved Spider-Man.
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Batman Cosplay Is Out Of Control

Julian Checkley is one of the best Star Wars cosplayers on the planet. He is also, as luck would have it, one of the best Batman cosplayers on the planet as well.
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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Everything We Just Learned About The Future Of Marvel Movies

Ant-Man represents the end of Marvel’s Phase Two of movies. But what does the House of Ideas have up its sleeve for Phase Three? We got some one-on-one time with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, and he dropped some hints. Here are 11 teases for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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Ben Affleck May Direct A 2018 Batman Solo Film Called The Batman

When Warner Bros. hired Oscar-winner Ben Affleck to play Batman, it was pretty obvious they wanted more than his jawline. The latest rumor about the character is that Affleck both will star in and direct a November 2018 solo film called The Batman, written by Oscar-winning Argo writer Chris Terrio.
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Killjoys Is The Space Opera We've Been Waiting For Since Firefly

SyFy’s latest space opera, Killjoys, began last night, and over the course of the first episode, and there’s an entire season’s worth of material packed into forty minutes. Clearly, we’re in for a treat with this show. Spoilers ahead!
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Thursday, 25 June 2015

The 10 Percent of the Brain Myth is Still Bullshit, Neuroscientists Say

There’s this persistent notion that we use a mere 10 percent of our brains at any given moment. If only we could tap into more of the magnificent, squishy machine in our heads, we’d become quicker, cleverer versions of ourselves. It’d be a lovely idea if it wasn’t a crock of crap.
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The Strange And Interesting History of Movie Trailers

These days, movie trailers are hugely important things. They set the tone for an upcoming film, and we salivate over them to the point that even the trailers have trailers.
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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Spin the Wheel and Preview The Wheel of Time Companion


The story of The Wheel of Time spans fifteen books, but the fantasy world which that story resides within is more complex and detailed than even those books could relate. Only a fraction of what author Robert Jordan imagined ended up on the page, the rest going into his personal files.
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Dwayne Johnson Set to Star in Adaptation of Arcade Game Rampage

Deadline brings word that Dwayne Johnson is set to re-team with his San Andreas producer Beau Flynn and New Line Cinema for an adaptation of the classic Midway arcade game Rampage. Non-Stop screenwriter Ryan Engle is set to pen the screenplay, the story for which is said to be “under wraps.”
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Tom Holland is the New Spider-Man and Will be Directed by Jon Watts!

Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are proud to announce that after a full worldwide casting search, Tom Holland will play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the next Spider-Man film, in theaters in IMAX and 3D on July 28, 2017.
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Friday, 19 June 2015

How To Fix What’s Wrong With Game Of Thrones

Winter hasn’t arrived yet on Game of Thrones, but there’s still a bit of “winter of our discontent” going on. Season five veered way off George R.R. Martin’s road, with shall we say mixed results. Here’s how to get Thrones back on its game.
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NASA: We Are Going to Europa

Jupiter’s moon Europa is covered in a thick layer of constantly-shifting ice which appears to be floating atop a deep, warm ocean. Scientists have long suggested that it’s the most likely place that life might have evolved beyond Earth.
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Matthew Vaughn Working on Hit Girl-centric Prequel to Kick-Ass

This echoes statements Vaughn made a few months ago to JoBlo, where he stated that creator Mark Millar and he had already plotted Hit-Girl. “We have to get the script done next.
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Thursday, 18 June 2015

What Librarians Wish You Knew About How To Use The Library

Look, just put down the card catalogue (put it down) and take a very quiet seat, because the librarians are here. And they’ve got a couple suggestions for exactly what you can do with the old collection of vintage National Geographics you keep trying to pawn off on them.
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