Pilot Review: The Following

By |January 23rd, 2013|

 A while ago my sister and I decided that Kevin Bacon is awesome enough that he doesn’t need his first name anymore. We refer to him simply as “Bacon”. Like “Madonna” or “Sting”. Needless to say, I was delighted to see that he’d been tapped to be a dramatic leading man, on broadcast TV […]

John Carter, Spoiler Free

By |March 12th, 2012|

 I should preface this by saying: I am a long time fan of John Carter and Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom books. The fact that this movie was made at all made my day, even though I was pretty skeptical of it as a Disney production.  John Carter is the story of a Fighting Man of […]

Chronicle: What Kids Would Actually Do with Superpowers

By |February 29th, 2012|

 Let me start by making one thing clear:  Chronicle is not like the Covenant with kids who have telekinesis instead of magic powers.  This point is important because I was not really looking forward to seeing what I thought was a rehash of that annoying movie.  Yet again, the marketing is just a little off, […]

Whispers from a Heart of Gold

By |February 23rd, 2012|

He ain’t never gonna talk pretty, Alone with Serenity, Even when he misses you. The brightness, the attention, Shoots halfway crosst the ‘verse. You feel a match has been lost You must do what’s best for you.

Whispers from a Heart of Gold

By |February 23rd, 2012|

He ain’t never gonna talk pretty, Alone with Serenity, Even when he misses you. The brightness, the attention, Shoots halfway crosst the ‘verse. You feel a match has been lost You must do what’s best for you.

Who needs math when you’re “crafty?”

By |February 11th, 2012|

Is a ring that has a 4.8mm diameter and is 1.2mm thick equal to a ring with a diameter of 7.1mm with a thickness of 1.6mm? And if they are does that mean that you can switch out rings that are 8.0mm with a diameter of 1.6mm for rings with a diameter of 9.5mm and a thickness of 1.6mm? The above paragraph probably gives you flashbacks to the math class and word problems, right? Except this isn’t actually a word problem. It’s the type of mathematical wrangling that’s involved when making chainmaille jewelry. That’s right, making jewelry involves mathematical computations. Jewelry isn’t the only thing. Lots of things that women often do, things that men like to call women’s “crafty” things often involve complicated math. The problem? Crafts aren’t where you would think to find complicated mathematical equations so both men and women often dismiss it, perpetuating the cycle of “girls hate math.” […]

Vote Early, Vote Often

By |January 31st, 2012|

I was just reminded by Daniel Abraham’s blog that January 31st is the last day to register for this year’s Woldcon. Membership to Worldcon is the requirement for nominating and voting for Hugo awards. You don’t have to go to the con. For $50, you can register as a Supporting Member […]

iPrivilege

By |December 30th, 2011|

 (Before we begin, a brief plug for Geekquality, a new podcast devoted to “Feminism, Race, Ability, Gender, and Sexuality in Geek Culture”. Though I have not yet had a chance to check it out, I approve of it on general principles. Huzzah!)  Many electrons have died recently to bring us stories on Siri, […]

Happy Christmath!

By |December 24th, 2011|

 All the Chicas are at the Fortress of Solitude waiting for the Doctor Who Christmas special to start, but here’s a nerdy math song for your respective yuletides.  

Hugo, Well Worth a View…

By |December 21st, 2011|

Visiting my dad this week.  I get my love of movies from him, so it’s a given that we’ll go see a movie any time I come to visit.  My suggestion was the new Sherlock Holmes, but when we got to the theatre it didn’t start for another hour.  Hugo, on the other hand, […]