Daniel W. Rasmus is a writer, poet and strategist who lives outside of Seattle, WA.
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.
Sunday, December 8 2013
A visit to Seattle's Star Trek convention reveals the conflicted feelings cast members have towards being immortalized in comic form.
Tuesday, September 10 2013
From Roots to Star Trek and well beyond, LeVar Burton says that his time on Reading Rainbow was "the most important thing I've ever done." With a new app to encourage reading, he tells us how its legacy will extend to a whole new generation.
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.
Wednesday, July 9 2014
Comics Art demonstrates Gravett's deep passion for the world of panels, speech balloons, fine lines and grand colors, subtle shading and transformative images.
Thursday, June 26 2014
Economists routinely fail to predict GDP or oil prices, and they do even worse at boom and bust cycles. In 100 Years, they attempt to predict the future.
Wednesday, May 7 2014
Michael Tomasello offers many stimulating anthropological perspectives that he wrings out of current research to create a dense account of the current thinking on thinking.
Wednesday, February 19 2014
In Simple Dreams Grammy Award wining Linda Ronstadt takes readers on a ride through the landscape of America's '60s and '70s music.
Thursday, January 2 2014
If you care about the idea of “new”, or how "new" has influenced literature and art, then you must read Novelty.
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.