Category Archives: Culture

Fisking: “What Are White Writers For?”

For the record, this is not a joke. This is not a satire. This title HAPPENED. This article HAPPENED. It happened in The New Republic, so no one is surprised at all. Ever. And, like most idiotic things from this … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Awards

A lot of attention has come to the state of awards in the field of science fiction and fantasy in the last few years, thanks to increasing problems with and arguments over the Hugo Awards. If you’re unaware of why, … Continue reading

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Habitica: Productivity that Grants XP

A few months ago, I noticed someone in one of my Facebook groups posting about an interesting app called Habitica. It’s one of a host of time-management and productivity-increasing applications, both web- and mobile-based. What sets it apart, however, is … Continue reading

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A Wizard, a Supervillain, and Death Walk Into a Convention

That sounds like the setup for a joke, but it really was my weekend. I went with CG founder Matthew Bowman to the fourth annual AwesomeCon in Washington, D.C. I had never been to a major convention before, so the … Continue reading

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