Education

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Cute and Educational! ‘Professor Whiskerton Presents: Steampunk ABC’


21292503I don’t have any kids of my own, but I’ve enjoyed watching my friends and family members pass on the artifacts of geek culture to their own young ones. I’ve also gotten to help here and there myself, via strategically chosen Christmas and birthday gifts. My friend Tony’s son Jake has a Star Wars toy collection that includes both new figures and his Tony’s vintage ones. It’s big enough that it probably rivals George Lucas’s personal stash! Lately, Jake has even started learning to play Dungeons & Dragons and the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire role-playing game. Ah, memories.

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SF & Fantasy

Brilliant Teacher Threatens to Spoil ‘Game of Thrones’ for Misbehaving Students


Brilliant Teacher Threatens to Spoil ‘Game of Thrones’ for Misbehaving Students

Detention, demerits, or extra homework? Forget them. This German math teacher really knows how to get his students’ attention: by threatening them with A Game of Thrones spoilers. And it wasn’t an idle threat, either. Evidently this teacher is a fan of the series and has read all of the books. I’m assuming his students [...]

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‘The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth’: Once a Pun a Time…


‘The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth’: Once a Pun a Time…

In late October, Alfred A. Knopf will issue a new fiftieth anniversary edition of Norton Juster’s The Phantom Tollbooth, illustrated by classic cartoonist Jules Feiffer. As enjoyable now as it was upon its initial publication, The Phantom Tollbooth is a cleverly disguised homage to reason that reads like a comic fantasy.
Children’s entertainment – the [...]

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Graphic Novels & Manga

Manga University? Yes, You Heard That Right


For those manga fans with career aspirations in the sector, is there ever some good news for you! It was reported earlier this month that the first Japanese university is offering a Ph.D. in manga studies, beginning next year. Kyoto Seika University is the first in either America or Japan to do so, though in [...]

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