Carma Spence holding a copy of Everyday Scenes from a Parallel World

Travel Reads: “Everyday Scenes from a Parallel World” from PIE International

Step into the fantastic world of anime and manga with this lovely illustrated book focused more on mise en scène than character. Heavy on imagery and light on text, it takes you into the world of predominantly Japanese comic art. Stats Title: Everyday Scenes from a Parallel World Artists: Seiji Yoshida, Loundraw, and Jun Kumaori […]

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“Killer Klowns From Outer Space” 30th Year Anniversary Celebration

Has it really been 30 years? I remember seeing Killer Klowns from Outer Space when it first came out. I was living in Santa Cruz at the time, where many of the scenes were shot. It was fun to see locations I knew transformed in the film. America’s fascination with this quirky film began on […]

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Travel Reads: “The Art of Steampunk” by Art Donovan

Steampunk, a sub-genre of science fiction, has become more than just a literary movement and has evolved into an artistic movement, as well. Based on an art exhibit presented by Oxford University’s Museum of the History of Science, Art Donovan’s The Art of Steampunk: Extraordinary Devices and Ingenious Contraptions from the Leading Artists of the […]

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Travel Reads: “Heroes & Villains” by Andrew Boyle

Photographer Andrew Boyle spent three years photographing and interviewing the cosplayers at New York City’s Comic-Con for this book. The result is a fun picture book showcasing some amazing costuming talent. Stats Title: Heroes & Villains: A Photographic Odyssey into the Fantastic World of Cosplay By Author: Andrew Boyle Hardcover: 264 pages Publisher: Smith Street […]

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Movie Review: “Annihilation” (2018)

After her husband returns home — a year after he went missing — a former army officer now biology professor signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply. Movie Stats: Title: Annihilation Director: Alex Garland Producer: DNA Films, Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions Screenplay: Alex Garland, based on the […]

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Travel Reads: “Dead Reckoning” by Charlaine Harris

What predicament has Sookie Stackhouse found herself in now? The popular series of paranormal mysteries by Charlaine Harris, which has been adapted into the hit HBO series TrueBlood, continues with the eleventh novel, Dead Reckoning. Stats Title: Dead Reckoning Author: Charlaine Harris Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: Gollancz Language: English ISBN-10: 0575096543 ISBN-13: 978-0575096547 Dead Reckoning […]

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