alexjiminez_illustratedmug

The geek next door

Work in Progress

As is to be expected of an arts journalist, I have never been one to quietly consume media. But it’s a different breed of fan altogether who invests time, money and often blood, sweat and tears into conventions.
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American Alien

I’m moving to Metropolis, not Canada

There’s a great scene in Max Landis’ recent Superman comic book, “American Alien,” where a pint-sized Clark Kent has just learned how to fly. This version of Clark isn’t the Messianic Fountain of Pouting that recent portrayals of Superman have become. He’s just a kid who wants nothing more than
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clog.entertainer.krandel

11 of the most entertaining UC Berkeley alumni

Sometimes, all you feel like doing is curling up on your unmade bed — in your ratty sweatpants and with a cup of overly strong coffee — and watching YouTube clips. If this is the case,  you clicked on the right blog link — especially if you enjoy feeling awesome
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kirawalker.startrekk

Star-crossed fandoms

‘Star Trek’ benefits from the influence of a ‘Star Wars’ fan

About halfway into the surprisingly enjoyable “Star Trek Into Darkness”, there is an engine problem aboard the Starship Enterprise. Dr. Bones (Karl Urban) tries with all his might to make Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) understand how serious it is, bombarding Kirk with metaphors that prove cringe-worthy. Yet Pine saves the
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