What If The New Star Wars Movies Pretend The Prequels Don't Exist?

While reading this superb Atlantic essay by Katie Kilkenny on Disney's approach to the Star Wars franchise, a thought occurred to me: What if the new movies — Episodes VII-IX and the standalone films — completely ignore the prequels? » 9/15/14 11:11pm Yesterday 11:11pm

Target, We Need to Talk About This

This past weekend I had my birthday party, and wanted some decorations, as one does. So I visit my local Tar-zhay, and decide on a Disney Princess/Superhero theme because I'm an adult and if I want Belle canoodling with Batman or Captain America then by God, I shall do so. Except for one very disappointing thing: » 9/15/14 10:21pm Yesterday 10:21pm

Jamaican Nerds Unite: Anime Nation 2014

Apparently Jamaica is displaying a dedicated cosplay attitude—my sister has been to two events in the last six months, and was completely blown both away and out of the water by the attendees level of devotion to detail and passion for just anime fandom. It's not really something she, as a Jamaican, would ever have… » 9/15/14 5:47pm Yesterday 5:47pm

5 Ways to Get On Your Professor's Good Side

I've been teaching intro courses of one form or another for a couple of years now, so I'm gonna share a few tips on how to endear yourself to the average instructor. My hope is that if you're on hackerspace/lifehacker, you're probably the sort of proactive student who's gonna read 'em and go "duh". » 9/15/14 2:02pm Yesterday 2:02pm

ThursdayTales Roundup!

We're plowing ahead with the Tales and oh boy, do we have a bumper crop of stories for you to peruse this week! I have no idea why Darkwing is hang out with us today, but I realized that ThursdayTales and Darkwing Duck have the same number of syllables and then I started to replace the DWD with TT in the theme song… » 9/15/14 10:55am Yesterday 10:55am