The Shadow Scout

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Name: Arts Humana
Date registered: August 21, 2015

Biography

Lakita’s geek force within was first publicly observed when she bopped to Herbie Hancock’s “Rock It” video as a very young child. This same said force was nurtured in adolescence through many weekends watching “Star Trek: Original Series” with her father and VHS binge-reserving “The Twilight Zone” television series from her nearest nerd sanctuary, the public library! Lakita also considers herself a public service “lifer” and supports youth voice inspired and empowered by the arts. A live tweeter and competitive trivia leaguer with dreams of learning esperanto or coding one day (whichever comes first), you can usually find her on twitter: @artshumana

Latest posts

  1. Interview: MOONGIRL’S AMY REEDER and BRANDON MONTCLARE — October 31, 2016
  2. Event Recap: The 2016 National Book Festival — September 26, 2016
  3. Film Review: For The Love Of Spock — September 13, 2016
  4. Star Trek Reflections: Tim Russ — September 6, 2016
  5. Shadow Scout Commentary: Cautionary Tech Tales — July 31, 2016

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Oct 31 2016

Interview: MOONGIRL’S AMY REEDER and BRANDON MONTCLARE

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For  the October ComiGamAni episode of Geek Soul Brother and the Nerdy Venoms–a podcast where the Nerdy Venoms deep-dive into the world of comics, games, and anime–we interviewed creators Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare, the Glyph Award winning duo behind “Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.” In this interview we hear how Amy and Brandon collaborate to …

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Sep 26 2016

Event Recap: The 2016 National Book Festival

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The 16th Annual Library of Congress National Book Festival — Celebrating the Journey of Reading On September 24th an estimated 200,000 people journeyed to Washington, DC, for the National Book Festival. This free festival hosted by the Library of Congress featured over 120 authors. Somewhere, my friends, Ray Bradbury is smiling. 2016 National Book Festival highlights included: …

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Sep 13 2016

Film Review: For The Love Of Spock

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For the Love of Spock (2016) A Logical Love letter to Star Trek’s Iconic Vulcan   For the Love of Spock started as a Star Trek 50th anniversary tie-in documentary helmed by Adam Nimoy, Leonard Nimoy’s son. After Leonard’s passing in 2015, the focus of the documentary became more personal for Adam–turning into an exploration of the man …

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Sep 06 2016

Star Trek Reflections: Tim Russ

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This July, I had the opportunity to attend StarQuest Con, a Star Trek convention just an hour outside Washington, DC. It was at StarQuest that I had a chance to meet actor, director, and musician Tim Russ! While Tim is known is for portraying the Vulcan Starfleet officer Tuvok on Star Trek: Voyager, Tim has made …

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Jul 31 2016

Shadow Scout Commentary: Cautionary Tech Tales

Thanks to Pokémon GO, augmented reality (AR) has been on our minds quite a bit. By merging the virtual world with the actual world on a grand scale so quickly, many outrageous Pokémon GO stories sound like urban legends …did you hear the one about these GO players who found (fill in your favorite Law & …

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Jul 20 2016

Concert Review: John Carpenter: Live Retrospective

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John Carpenter: The Man, The Synth, The Legend When most people think of John Carpenter, the focus often shifts to his work as a director. After all, Carpenter has made a career of filming distinctive thrillers, killers, and chillers. [For the public record, this blogger’s John Carpenter Top 5: “They Live”, “Starman”, “Big Trouble in …

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Jun 27 2016

Film Review: THE SHALLOWS: Buoy Meets Girl, and Gull

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The tide is high but I’m holdin’ on / I’m gonna be your number one / I’m not the kind-a girl who gives up just like that, oh no  -Opening Lyrics to “The Tide is High”, Blondie (1980) In “The Shallows,” Blake Lively takes to the screen as Nancy, a down and out med student …

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May 01 2016

Frisky Business: The Cool Cats of Cinema

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The premiere of Key and Peele’s Keanu has started a global dialogue on the dearth of kitten-centered films. As a self-professed ‘cat person’ I couldn’t be more thrilled! Okay–maybe ‘global dialogue’ borders on hyperbole but Keanu certainly should give us cause for paws (see what I did there?) to reflect on the moments furry thespians worked that old cat …

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Apr 27 2016

The Huntsman: Winter’s War Film Review: Wintry Mix Up

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“The Huntsman: Winter’s War” picks up seven years after the events of the first movie while providing backstory on the Evil Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) and her sister Freya, the Ice Queen (Emily Blunt). It is neither sequel, nor prequel, but something awkwardly in between (a post-midquel?). A movie in story arc limbo, “Winter’s War” is …

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Apr 24 2016

ComiGamAni Interview: Russ Emanuel, A Curious Creative

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For April’s episode of ComiGamAni, The Nerdy Venoms interviewed filmmaker Russ Emanuel. I first met Russ at 2016 FarpointCon in Baltimore where I saw his genre-blending film Occupants. This scifi/horror story of parallel worlds kept me on the edge of my seat (and for all of you familiar with my film reviews, you know this is …

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