Like a Geek God #6: These Childish Things
Like a Geek God #6 by Mark Pursell These Childish Things Geeks have it over Muggles in one very important area: we are highly susceptible to wonder. Wonder is something I think we all, geek or not, can remember from moments in our childhood, particularly as they pertain to the pop culture we were being… Continue reading
Like a Geek God #5: Geek is the New Cool
Like a Geek God #5 by Mark Pursell Geek is the New Cool My husband is an elementary school teacher. You can imagine the sort of anecdotes he brings home after spending every day teaching a formative generation born with smartphones in their hands. One thing that particularly struck me, however, happened last year. A… Continue reading
Like a Geek God #4: The Uncomfortable Question of Orson Scott Card
Like a Geek God #4 by Mark Pursell The Uncomfortable Question of Orson Scott Card Separating the art from the artist is a necessary element of art appreciation in any medium, but in the Information Age, it’s easier said than done. The Internet affords a heretofore never-experienced level of accessibility to one’s favorite singers, writers,… Continue reading
Like a Geek God #1: Pacific Rim and the Ballet of Mayhem
Like a Geek God #1 by Mark Pursell Pacific Rim and the Ballet of Mayhem Mayhem is problematic. In recent years, it seems as if action filmmakers have lost the thread of what makes grand-prix melee both engaging and eye-widening. The fight scenes in the Transformers movies are a dark, disorienting blur of flailing metal. … Continue reading
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