Monthly Archives: October 2012

Are Literary Halloween Costumes Possible?

Ever dress up as a character from a novel? And I don’t mean the movie version of the character. I can’t think of any non-movie literary costumes. Alice in Wonderland’s iconic blue and white dress comes from the Disney version. … Continue reading

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MAD SCIENCE INSTITUTE book trailer has landed

Not long ago, Andy Gill, a former student of mine turned film student, contacted me about making a video for Mad Science Institute. He and his talented friend Jake Waluconis wrote a script and assembled a team of talented folks. … Continue reading

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The Pox of Political Yard Signs

Not long ago I had myself a little rant about why we should boycott all paid political ads. How’s it going? I hope you’re still with me on that one. Today I want to rant about the stupidest paid ads … Continue reading

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Our Civic Duty to Ignore All Paid Political Advertising

If you’re like me, you’re already pretty sick of paid political advertising. Right now, it infests every commercial break, it drips from internet banners, and it even spoils front yards as election signs pop up like acne across the face … Continue reading

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Help me name this Sci-Fi Sub-Genre

  Help! I need a new name for my sub-genre. Mad Science Instituteis clearly science fiction—what other genre could handle cloned lizard-monsters, EMP weapons, and a robot scorpion-dog? My trouble is that people automatically assume that sci-fi means it’s set … Continue reading

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Why Stan Lee might be the greatest living artist

I know you’ve heard of memes, but have you ever heard of “Meme Theory?” This theory states that ideas multiply and spread like organisms. It’s survival of the fittest: the successful ideas go viral among their human hosts, while the … Continue reading

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