Daniel W. Rasmus is a writer, poet and strategist who lives outside of Seattle, WA.
Monday, September 22 2014
Craig Ferguson has won his own game show in becoming a celebrity, and he's parlayed his winnings into being the host of The Celebrity Name Game with a chance to challenge the institution that turns so many everyday people into predictable, cookie-cutter contestants.
Thursday, September 18 2014
This summer gone, it’s Daniel’s first time at Comic-Con. But it’s beginning to feel like all our first times, again…
Thursday, July 10 2014
Over the last couple of years IDW has collected the entirety of the Star Trek strips that ran from 1979 to 1983 into two large, coffee table style volumes in their Library of American Comics series.
Tuesday, May 20 2014
As the creator of iambic fictions, Shakespeare is the ultimate meme. His name stirs a cascade of associations, memories and feelings in all who are touched by his work.
Thursday, April 3 2014
Comic books become movies. Movies becomes soundtracks, games like Avengers Battle for Earth, become interactive experiences.
Thursday, February 27 2014
Uncharted puts the "big data" of Google Books through the lens of a tool called Ngram, but the meaning of the results, and even their validity, turn a great read into a cautionary tale.
Monday, September 29 2014
Like Star Trek, this looks back as it looks forward, situating our present in an alternative world that reflects our story today.
Friday, September 26 2014
The People's Platform exposes the Internet's capitalist underbelly of exploitation, control and broken promises, while still managing to offer hope for an alternative.
Wednesday, September 24 2014
Unlike weekly procedurals that wrap up everything with a bow, the knots tied in The Blacklist are entwined on frayed ribbon that runs the risk of falling apart.
Monday, September 22 2014
Characters collect, interpret, and decrypt, all while the countdown to Armageddon bellows like a tuba just offscreen.
Sunday, July 27 2014
Utopia or Bust is only a book about utopia if you believe Marxism, in its purest and most evolved form, is a utopian answer to the ills of capitalism.
Friday, July 25 2014
Ahead of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, McAfee, one of the leaders in online security, has released their list of 2014’s Most Toxic Superheroes.
Monday, March 31 2014
For a medium that prides itself on pushing the visual edges, here we find exposition rather than fancy, and monochrome in place of color, words, yes, but no images.
Friday, May 17 2013
Orci, Johnson and Messina get the fan base prepped with plenty of action and enough open questions to drive a starship through them.
Monday, October 15 2012
The Waste Land as an iPad app demonstrates how we might re-imagine the book, but it also illustrates how editorial choices can limit value.