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Minneapolis Comic Con brings out fans’ inner geeks – Pioneer Press

Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2014

Nerd-culture enthusiast Adam Wells of Minneapolis admits to being “boisterous and emotionally out there.” But this weekend, he will be cool and collected, in a dark suit and aviator glasses, the very model of a modern Marvel superhero-type character — the dignified Agent Phil Coulson. Wells will be among gobs of geeks, many in costume, descending on the Minneapolis Convention Center Friday and this weekend for a major nerdfest called…

V. Stiviano was nicknamed ‘Barbie’ in high school for her expensive taste – USA TODAY

Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2014

AP Photo/Danny Moloshok LOS ANGELES — Barbie was her nickname, and the woman in the now-infamous taped conversation that led to Donald Sterling being banned for life from the NBA was remembered on Thursday for wearing $800 jeans and calling attention to her breast augmentation while attending Roosevelt High School. Javier Cid, longtime teacher at Roosevelt High, said V. Stiviano, then known as Vanessa Perez, was in his civics and…

REVIEW: The Simpsons’ Lego Episode: Appetite for Deconstruction – TIME

Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2014

FOX BROADCASTING “Brick Like Me” shows that The Simpsons can still be inspired, weird, and sincere, when all the pieces fall into place. More The Lego Movie: Socialist Toys Are Just Another Brick in the Wall Simcraft: What If The Simpsons Did Minecraft? The Simpsons Says Goodbye to Mrs. Krabappel Part of the not-so-secret appeal to a parent of Lego is that it’s something you can share with your kids…

IGN’s Best Free Comic Book Day Picks for 2014 – IGN

Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2014

Every year, the first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day. That’s right — just go to your local comic shop (find yours here) and they’ll have comics you can take free of charge. As of this posting, Free Comic Book day is tomorrow, May 3! While there are a ton of great FCBD releases to choose from, these are the ones that caught our eye. But really, if…

LEGO ‘Yoda Chronicles’ builds on ‘Star Wars’ legacy – USA TODAY

Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2014

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V. Stiviano was nicknamed ‘Barbie’ in high school for her expensive taste – USA TODAY

Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2014

AP Photo/Danny Moloshok LOS ANGELES — Barbie was her nickname, and the woman in the now-infamous taped conversation that led to Donald Sterling being banned for life from the NBA was remembered on Thursday for wearing $800 jeans and calling attention to her breast augmentation while attending Roosevelt High School. Javier Cid, longtime teacher at Roosevelt High, said V. Stiviano, then known as Vanessa Perez, was in his civics and…

Minneapolis Comic Con brings out fans’ inner geeks – Pioneer Press

Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2014

Nerd-culture enthusiast Adam Wells of Minneapolis admits to being “boisterous and emotionally out there.” But this weekend, he will be cool and collected, in a dark suit and aviator glasses, the very model of a modern Marvel superhero-type character — the dignified Agent Phil Coulson. Wells will be among gobs of geeks, many in costume, descending on the Minneapolis Convention Center Friday and this weekend for a major nerdfest called…

Homer Goes Hard-Body in ‘Simpsons’ Lego Episode – ABC News

Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014

Episode No. 550 of Fox’s “The Simpsons” was put together Lego brick by brick, in a CGI manner of speaking. Using computer-generated special effects, the town of Springfield and its residents have been reimagined in the style of the famed plastic toys for Sunday’s episode, “Brick Like Me” (8 p.m. EDT). It’s a tart title — a play on “Black Like Me,” the book — for a sweet episode, one…

Minneapolis Comic Con brings out fans’ inner geeks – Pioneer Press

Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014

Nerd-culture enthusiast Adam Wells of Minneapolis admits to being “boisterous and emotionally out there.” But this weekend, he will be cool and collected, in a dark suit and aviator glasses, the very model of a modern Marvel superhero-type character — the dignified Agent Phil Coulson. Wells will be among gobs of geeks, many in costume, descending on the Minneapolis Convention Center Friday and this weekend for a major nerdfest called…

LEGO ‘Yoda Chronicles’ builds on ‘Star Wars’ legacy – USA TODAY

Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014

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The Absolute Best Comics To Grab This Free Comic Book Day – io9

Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014

Got plans this Saturday? You do now. It’s the 2014 Free Comic Book Day, when publishers give out their wares to the masses, and we can assure you their offerings are going to be worth far more than what you (didn’t) pay for them. Here are the 16 comics you need to be looking out for when you arrive at your local comic shop! Project Black Sky The best superhero…

V. Stiviano was nicknamed ‘Barbie’ in high school for her expensive taste – USA TODAY

Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014

AP Photo/Danny Moloshok LOS ANGELES — Barbie was her nickname, and the woman in the now-infamous taped conversation that led to Donald Sterling being banned for life from the NBA was remembered on Thursday for wearing $800 jeans and calling attention to her breast augmentation while attending Roosevelt High School. Javier Cid, longtime teacher at Roosevelt High, said V. Stiviano, then known as Vanessa Perez, was in his civics and…

Minneapolis Comic Con brings out fans’ inner geeks – Pioneer Press

Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014

Nerd-culture enthusiast Adam Wells of Minneapolis admits to being “boisterous and emotionally out there.” But this weekend, he will be cool and collected, in a dark suit and aviator glasses, the very model of a modern Marvel superhero-type character — the dignified Agent Phil Coulson. Wells will be among gobs of geeks, many in costume, descending on the Minneapolis Convention Center Friday and this weekend for a major nerdfest called…

How ‘Star Wars’ ruined sci-fi – CNN

Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> The cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII” unites well-known “Star Wars” names with some up-and-coming actors. At least one cast member, Daisy Ridley, is so new she has just a few acting credits to her name. You can see her in the back right of this cast photo, wearing a necklace and talking…

Watch: ‘The Simpsons’ Lego Episode Gets Full Trailer – Variety

Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014

“Is it just me or does something feel weird today?” asks Bart Simpson in the new trailer for Sunday’s episode of “The Simpsons.” TV PILOTS/DEVELOPMENT SCORECARD: Follow the action during upfront season Something is definitely off — the characters, the items and all of Springfield have been Lego-fied. The upcoming 550th episode of the cartoon, dubbed “The Simpsons’ Lego Spectacular,” finds Homer Simpson torn between two alternate realities: The Lego…

Cyborgs, Simpsons And Ticks: All About Free Comic Book Day – NPR (blog)

Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014

i i hide captionThe cover of The Tick, one of many — 57, in fact — comics you may be able to snag at no charge on Saturday, Free Comic Book Day. Fantagraphics The cover of The Tick, one of many — 57, in fact — comics you may be able to snag at no charge on Saturday, Free Comic Book Day. Fantagraphics Here’s the drill: This Saturday, May 3rd,…

Watch: ‘The Simpsons’ Lego Episode Gets Full Trailer – Variety

Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014

“Is it just me or does something feel weird today?” asks Bart Simpson in the new trailer for Sunday’s episode of “The Simpsons.” TV PILOTS/DEVELOPMENT SCORECARD: Follow the action during upfront season Something is definitely off — the characters, the items and all of Springfield have been Lego-fied. The upcoming 550th episode of the cartoon, dubbed “The Simpsons’ Lego Spectacular,” finds Homer Simpson torn between two alternate realities: The Lego…

V. Stiviano was nicknamed ‘Barbie’ in high school for her expensive taste – USA TODAY

Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014

AP Photo/Danny Moloshok LOS ANGELES — Barbie was her nickname, and the woman in the now-infamous taped conversation that led to Donald Sterling being banned for life from the NBA was remembered on Thursday for wearing $800 jeans and calling attention to her breast augmentation while attending Roosevelt High School. Javier Cid, longtime teacher at Roosevelt High, said V. Stiviano, then known as Vanessa Perez, was in his civics and…

Minneapolis Comic Con brings out fans’ inner geeks – Pioneer Press

Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014

Comic book enthusiast Adam Wells of Minneapolis admits to being “boisterous and emotionally out there.” But this weekend, he will be cool and collected, in a dark suit and aviator glasses, the very model of a modern Marvel superhero-type character — the dignified Agent Phil Coulson. Wells will be among gobs of geeks, many in costume, descending on the Minneapolis Convention Center Friday and this weekend for a major nerdfest…

The Amazing Spider-Man returns! – IGN

Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man has returned with a brand new #1! As far as big events worthy of genuine excitement goes, this is as good as it gets. Finally a news-worthy item that people can be happy about — even Peter looks pretty thrilled about it on the cover. But other things happened this week, too. Batman took on Bane to win back Gotham, we saw Wally West alive and well…