Category Archive: Cool Stuff

Apr 25 2017

INTERVIEW: The (Re)Mixed Martial Arts of Shaolin Jazz

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What do Jazz, Classic Kung Fu Cinema, and Hip-Hop have in common? A lot more than people think, and Shaolin Jazz has the mix-tape to prove it! This month I attended a couple of events for the Kungfu Wildstyle pop-up exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery of Asian Art (this exhibition is awesome–check it out before …

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Dec 15 2016

Forget the Yule Log, Warm Up With Marvel’s Fireside Videos

It’s cold out there, but Marvel, with the help of Coca-Cola, has given their fans a warm and nerdy way to keep the fire burning, at least on a virtual level.  Marvel’s Fireside videos feature cozy and comfy fireplaces from 4 of our Avengers’ living spaces, including Carol Danvers’ New Jersey home.  So if the …

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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

My Gene Luen Yang Bookmark/Action Figure!

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

Actor Tim Russ

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

Lincoln Theater after John Carpenter Show

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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Feb 10 2013

Afro Commentary: Music from Media – The Unsung Hero

Last October, I took my wife (who a few of you may know as Artemis Nyx from GEEK SOUL BROTHER LIVE!) to see Video Games Live along with her sister and brother-in-law. Not being geeks like Artemis and I, the others in our party did not know what to make of the event that filled …

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