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Top 10 Nerdiest Female Authors

By Becky FerreiraNovember 1, 2012
November is National Novel Writing month: are any Masterminds submitting? Whether or not you're taking on the challenge, it's always good to review the work of your fellow nerd authors for inspiration. That's why we're bringing you this list of our top 10 nerdiest female... More  →
Top 10 Nerdiest Female Authors

Dumbest Moves In Disaster Movies

By Lisa BernierNovember 1, 2012
Being trapped in your apartment by a storm has gotten our gears going: what would you do if suddenly the dead rose and you was faced with World War Z? Or aliens suddenly landed and decided humans were the chaff of the wheat that is... More  →
Dumbest Moves In Disaster Movies

The Crazy Origins of Modern Holidays

By Eric SiegelsteinNovember 1, 2012
Nothing stays the same over time, and when it comes to some holiday traditions, that’s certainly true. Look back far enough, and some of our favorite holidays are barely recognizable. And in a few cases, it looks like some really cool stuff got abandoned along... More  →
The Crazy Origins of Modern Holidays

The Worst Acting of All Time

By Vadim NewquistNovember 1, 2012
It's no secret that acting can make or break a movie, but there are indeed rare moments where performances are so mind-blowingly bad that they don't just break the movie, they shatter it into a billion pieces. These are those moments. Enjoy! "Oh God, oh man"... More  →
The Worst Acting of All Time

Which J.R.R. Tolkien Book Are You?

By Celina DurginNovember 1, 2012
You know he wrote Lord of the Rings, but J.R.R. Tolkien filled volumes with Middle Earth history, poetry, and tales that extend the stories of familiar characters and introduce totally different ones. Find out which Tolkien book you are! 1. You’re choosing a book to read... More  →
Which J.R.R. Tolkien Book Are You?

What Happens if a Teacher Suspects Abuse?

By Mr. JonesNovember 1, 2012
Q: “What would a teacher do if they see a student go through an abusive situation but they don't want to report it?” A: A teacher will and should report it. Always. If I were to ask you what’s the paramount priority of any adult in a school,... More  →
What Happens if a Teacher Suspects Abuse?

Status Updates After Sandy

By Emily WinterNovember 1, 2012
Greetings from under a pile of blankets in my exboyfriend's apartment—the only place within walking distance that has working internet. Thank you so much for thinking of us Sparkitors during post-Frankenstorm. Here's a little status update: -Our office in downtown Manhattan has no power. We're... More  →
Status Updates After Sandy

New Star Wars Film in 2015: Good Idea, or Not?

By Gabriel LaksOctober 31, 2012
Disney just announced that it will purchase George Lucas' Lucasfilm for the nothing to sneeze at sum of $4.05 billion.  And if that's not enough "wait, what?" news for you, Disney also announced that come 2015 it will release Star Wars Episode VII: the movie... More  →
New Star Wars Film in 2015: Good Idea, or Not?

Open Thread For October 31

By rainmanOctober 31, 2012

Hmm... I am changing this to Open Thread for October 31.

 

Enjoy the picture of the flower from my garden!

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Twitter Recap: Hurricane Sandy Edition

By Josh SorokachOctober 30, 2012
Hello friends. First, I hope that everybody reading this is safe and sound. We east coasters are a resilient bunch, and I know we'll get through this with grace and aplomb. Second... wait, seriously west coast? Relax, I wasn't saying you're not resilient. Of course... More  →
Twitter Recap: Hurricane Sandy Edition