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 17 minutes ago

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 Today 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 Today 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 Today 2:02pm