Staff Picks – What To Get This Week, August 27, 2014


        Another week, another Wednesday.  It’s like Christmas 52 times a year!   TOP OF THE STACK Rai #4  – Valiant Comics Writer:  Matt Kindt Art:  Clayton Crain What Valiant says: The most daring comic book launch of the year unleashes a cascade of shocking revelations as Rai rockets toward its second arc! In 4001 A.D., as the nation of Japan soars above the Earth, Rai unravels the mystery of the first … Continue reading

Welcome to Night Vale: Why You Should Be Listening

welcome to night vale

  Welcome to Night Vale is a twice monthly podcast, created by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, presented in the guise of a radio show hosted by Cecil Baldwin. Baldwin broadcasts news, information, and the weather, which always features an independent musical artist as a guest, to the residents of Night Vale. While the podcast has been around since 2012, the show did not begin to gain attention until July 2013 when it was the … Continue reading

Patrick Stewart Does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge the Right Way


  By now most of you know the ice bucket challenge rules: When challenged, you dump a bucket of ice water on your head and donate money to help fight ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) or Lou Gehrig’s disease.  If you don’t complete the challenge within 24 hours, you donate a larger sum of money. Patrick Stewart has always been such a classy guy, so why would we think he would approach the ALS ice bucket … Continue reading

Grant Imahara, Troy Belleci and Kari Byron Say Good-Bye to Mythbusters


With tonight’s season finale of the Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters, it was sadly announced that the trio of young ‘Busters, Grant Imahara, Troy Belleci, ând Kari Byron won’t return to the show when the show returns for its 14th season. Mythbusters hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman ended tonight’s program with the announcement. We want to thank @KariByron @GrantImahara @ToryBelleci for their tireless work, and wish them all the best. — MythBusters (@MythBusters) August 22, … Continue reading

Jenna Coleman to Leave Doctor Who?


  She came to us on a leaf, now it seems that the Impossible Girl will be blowing on through. Rumors have come out that Jenna Coleman, the current Doctor Who companion Clara , will be leaving the series after the 2014 Christmas special.     The actress, first introduced in the Series 7 opener Asylum of the Daleks (in a rare surprise in this age of Internet spoilers), before joining the show during the … Continue reading