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Time to marvel at the X-Men film adaptations’ highs, lows – SFGate

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” brings one of the best-loved comic story arcs to the big screen, bridging a dystopian future in which almost all superheroes have been captured or killed by the government, and a tenuous past in which the mutant team is just finding its feet. The question is, who has more to worry about – the X-Men, or comics enthusiasts? After all, previous attempts at banner sagas…

Edward Snowden, Comic Book Hero – TIME

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

Beyond Snowden cover. Bluewater Productions The graphic novel Beyond: Edward Snowden will hit shelves later this month, exploring the NSA whistleblower’s motivations for taking part in the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history If an aversion to large blocks of text has kept you from reading up on former NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden, a new comic book biography of the fugitive who helped reveal the NSA spying scandal…

RUBIK’S CUBE INVENTION: Google celebrates toy puzzle’s 40th anniversary … – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

courtesy of GOOGLE 2014.   IF YOU ARE among the relatively few who can solve a Rubik’s Cube in mere seconds, then you are one of the lucky ones. And if you can resist the call of the tint-spinning toy, then you, too, can consider yourself fortunate. The rest of us, meanwhile, are going to blow endless collective hours today on Google’s interactive Doodle that turns on both a toy’s design…

Jaguars job fair continues Monday – First Coast News

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

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RUBIK’S CUBE INVENTION: Google celebrates toy puzzle’s 40th anniversary … – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

courtesy of GOOGLE 2014.   IF YOU ARE among the relatively few who can solve a Rubik’s Cube in mere seconds, then you are one of the lucky ones. And if you can resist the call of the tint-spinning toy, then you, too, can consider yourself fortunate. The rest of us, meanwhile, are going to blow endless collective hours today on Google’s interactive Doodle that turns on both a toy’s design…

Red Five May Be Disney’s Newest Stand-Alone Star Wars Movie – io9

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

S Remember how Disney wanted to release a new Star Wars movie every year? According to this list of upcoming Star Wars toylines from Hasbro, they figured out what these movies will be through 2020, and the newest addition is one titled Red Five. This list reportedly comes from a Hasbro toy event and published by StarWars-Union.de, who Hasbro later asked to take it down, so grain of salt and…

GOP Chairman Says Clinton’s Health and Age Are Fair Issues – New York Times

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

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GOP Chairman Says Clinton’s Health and Age Are Fair Issues – New York Times

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

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Dallas Comic Con finally moves to Dallas, bringing big names — and a very big … – Dallas Morning News (blog)

Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sean Maher, formerly known as Simon Tam on Firefly, surrounded by former castmates. Or not.(Twitter/Sean Maher) About 12,000 people, many in costume, attended Dallas Comic Con’s star-studded February event at Irving Convention Center. About that many people waited in line Sunday morning for the noon panel reuniting most of the cast of Firefly, led by Captain Mal Reynolds himself, Nathan Fillion, whose every sighting Saturday was greeted with a boisterous…

Toy Story of Terror! Coming to Blu-ray – IGN

Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014

By Evan Campbell The ABC special Toy Story of Terror! that aired back in October is coming to Blu-ray and DVD this year. Disney and Pixar announced today that Toy Story of Terror! is set for release August 19, available on Blu-ray plus digital copy, DVD, Digital HD, and Disney Movies Anywhere. And while Woody (Tom Hanks) and Buzz (Tim Allen) return for the Halloween-themed Toy Story adventure, Jessie (Joan…

Gotta Build ‘Em All: Lego Fan Creates Pokemon With Bricks – Mashable

Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014

Pokémon plus Lego — a collaboration worth slapping your forehead and shouting, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” Unofficial Lego pro Dan McCormack used the bricks to make amazingly intricate creations of his favorite Pokémon characters. They look so authentic, you’d think they were actual sets sold by Lego. They are not, but the figures have proved so popular that fans started a Lego Ideas Project in hopes for an…

Lego Boston Looks Amazing – Boston.com

Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014

Legoland Discovery Center is set to open in Somerville’s Assembly Row next week, and if the 20-foot Lego giraffe outside its doors isn’t enough to draw you in, maybe some more familiar imagery will do the trick.. The Boston Globe has a great gallery from the new store, and Twitter is chock full of Legoland Boston’s tributes to our fair city.

New York to mark world’s fair glory days with 50th anniversary event Sunday – Bangor Daily News

Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014

NEW YORK — The 1964 world’s fair in New York drew 51 million visitors to gaze in awe at its Technicolor visions of the future, sample exotic cuisines and join in singing along at the wildly popular “It’s a Small World” attraction. Fifty years later, New York City on Sunday will celebrate the fair’s remarkable impact with the hope of recapturing some of its wonder and promise in an anniversary…

New York to mark world’s fair glory days with 50th anniversary event Sunday – Bangor Daily News

Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014

NEW YORK — The 1964 world’s fair in New York drew 51 million visitors to gaze in awe at its Technicolor visions of the future, sample exotic cuisines and join in singing along at the wildly popular “It’s a Small World” attraction. Fifty years later, New York City on Sunday will celebrate the fair’s remarkable impact with the hope of recapturing some of its wonder and promise in an anniversary…

16 concerts set for Indiana State Fair Free Stage – Journal and Courier

Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2014

“Nashville” cast members Clare Bowen and Charles Esten will perform on Aug. 2 at the Indiana State Fair.(Photo: Getty Images) TV stars, Barenaked Ladies and a Beatles tribute band are headed to this year’s Indiana State Fair. The fair’s Free Stage features concerts on 16 days of the 17-day fair, beginning Aug. 1 with BritBeat — a Chicago-based tribute act that will help the fair celebrate the 50th anniversary of…

As NBA draft nears, CJ Fair knows he has much to prove – SI.com

Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014

Editor’s note: SI.com will follow former Syracuse forward C.J. Fair during the NBA draft process, from this week’s combine in Chicago to the June 26 draft and beyond. C.J. Fair wasn’t even 6 feet as he prepared for his freshman year of high school at Baltimore City College. But that summer he began experiencing a growth spurt and shot up to 6-4 seemingly overnight. He took advantage of his…

Science and engineering fair fetes teens’ ideas from around the world – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014

Hollywood, meet Hadaia Ezzuldin. She’s 14 and is in booth PH070 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. A ninth-grader from Erbil, Iraq, Hadaia was watching an Arabic-language romantic comedy called “Omar & Salma 2″ when it dawned on her that she was viewing a pirated video. “I could see that the camera that recorded it was moving,” she said. “That was wrong. The people who make the movie should get…

Motor City Comic Con is this weekend in Novi – WDIV Detroit

Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014

NOVI, Mich. – Motor City Comic Con is back this weekend at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. The pop culture event is celebrating its 25 anniversary this year, and will feature more than 300 guests – including comic book creators, writers, artists, actors and original art.  Event tickets and VIP passes can be purchased by visiting: MotorCityComicCon.com Here are just a few of the appearances:William Shatner: Best known for…

Watch Bobby Orr’s goal recreated with Lego-like mini-figures (Video) – Yahoo Eurosport UK (blog)

Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014

Whenever someone does a takeoff on Bobby Orr’s classic Stanley Cup-winning goal scored 44 years ago, there’s but one question to be asked: How will they handle the leap? That’s especially the question when it’s a stop-motion recreation of “THE GOAL” with OYO Sportstoys, a.k.a. sorta-Legos. Check this out: OYO has done a few of these throughout the season. Here’s their review of the first round of the playoffs, which…

Transforming Your Photos Into Comic Strips – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014

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