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On Star Trek Into Darkness

(It takes a powerful thing to revive this old, dead husk of a blog; that powerful thing will be me liking a movie everyone else hated!) 1,195 more words

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Neil Gaiman "Calendar Of Tales"

*”That Neil Gaiman’s at it again — he’s only gone and hooked up with Blackberry for a new social-media-powered project to create a reader-generated calendar. Blackberry’s Twitter followers will submit story ideas to the author through tweets on a monthly basis then, if selected, send illustrations to accompany it. 46 more words

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Mister Rogers Goes to Washington

*In 1969 PBS faced losing federal funding as a consequence of budget cuts proposed by President Richard Nixon. Fred Rogers appeared before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications to argue on behalf of the network and his show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

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Read For Yourself

An Open Letter to U.S. House and Senate Republicans
Dear Republican U.S. Representatives and Senators:
You are entering into a period of testing.
In the House, the nation elected in 2012 one of the largest Republican majorities in the past 100 years. 1,105 more words

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