I am the CEO of Svpply, Inc., a social shopping S-Corp operating out of New York City. My company has been the recipient of over half-a-million in investor dollars, for the stated purpose of building an unknown, 3,000-member web service into a cultural phenomenon, and I truly have very little…
Cultural Lessons: It’s impossible being green: From Hornet to Lantern, heroes of this hue lost the battle in 2011
When people talk about the marvellous modern age we live in, they often say things like, “We put a man on the moon,” or “My phone has no cord and is full of dirty photographs.” But when I think about the wonders of today, my first thought is, “They made a Thor movie. They actually made a Thor movie.”
I’m a nerd; a very specific nerd, thank you. Gandalfs don’t Frodo my Sam, Super Marios don’t Koopa my Troopa (though I do happen to understand all of those words). I’m a comic book nerd and I’m living in an entertainment world where Hollywood has torn apart my bedroom of 1989 in order to plan their big-budget movies of 2011. And honestly? It’s pretty fabulous. This year I finally got to see Captain America awaken in the modern era and Thor do battle on the Rainbow Bridge and not have it all be as utterly dumb as it sounds. But for every superhero success, there’s a Shaq-filled Steel lurking or a Dolph Lundgren/Thomas Jane/Ray Stevenson Punisher stinking up the joint, and this year the busts can be summed up with a colour: green.
Perspectives on Politics (2011), 9 : pp 897-900 (original)
Evgeny Morozov, Stanford University
The Digital Origins of Dictatorships and Democracy: Information Technology and Political Islam. By Philip Howard. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. 304p. $17.20.
Philip Howard’s important…
Seeing as how I’ve done both the top ten for best and worst superhero costume redesigns, I feel obligated to put my money where my artistic mouth is and take a stab at fixing or updating some of these costumes. I’ll be taking a similar approach to my earlier take on Batman & Robin, where both…
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The Economist recently published a piece called Visa Free Travel: the passport that allows you to go anywhere.
Of course, Afghanistan was the bottom of the list.
“AFGHANS hoping to embark on a grand tour of Europe, or any other continent in fact, are likely to…
Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.
(Snowy Owl/PHOTO John Gavin)
Did we just make POTUS singing Al Green a ringtone? Yep, we just made POTUS singing Al Green a ringtone. Get it here for free.
“Inspiring” doesn’t begin to express it. From all of us on the campaign, thank you, Rep. Giffords, for everything.
The President “shall from time to time give to the Congress Information on the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.”
This particular time, it’s happening tomorrow night at 9 p.m. ET. Have you RSVP’d for a watch party yet?