Articles tagged monsters, kaiju, aliens, mexico, allegory, science fiction, sci-fi

Mariachi Real De San Diego: Mariachi Classics

Traditional mariachi being upheld with absolute fidelity.

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6 Jul 2009 // 4:41 AM

So, what does it mean when a channel called Sci Fi changes its name to Syfy? A. New viewers might watch, curious about the change

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28 Jun 2009 // 2:20 AM

A Doctor Who Christmas! In June…

In Doctor Who: The Next Doctor, the Doctor (David Tennant), arrives in London on Christmas Eve, 1851. As the Doctor exits the TARDIS he finds himself

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25 Jun 2009 // 3:00 AM

Science fiction battles odds but survives, flourishes on TV

“Star Trek” was canceled after just three seasons, then grew into one of the most popular and influential franchises in science fiction history. Ever since,

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8 Jun 2009 // 7:00 AM

MEXICO CITY — The sounds of Africa, Brazil and Arabia echoed through the tiny studio, bringing 25 students together in a circle to sing what sounded like

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The Best of Sexology, ed. Craig Yoe

In1933 Gernsback published a pseudo-intellectual, pseudo-scientific magazine devoted to sex and all its mysteries, vagaries, varieties -- not to mention all its anxieties.

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Los Cenzontles with David Hidalgo: Songs of Wood & Steel

This album is a worthy experiment that needs more work.

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Yokai Attack!: The Japanese Monster Survival Guide by Hiroko Yoda and Matt Alt

To understand yokai is to understand the central fears and hazards of Japanese culture, be it feudal or futuristic.

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Wall of America by Thomas M. Disch

An important and dutiful volume that catches readers up on just about everything Disch was doing, at least in science fiction, over the past few years.

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12 Sep 2008 // 2:48 AM

SEATTLE - If you saw Neal Stephenson on the street, you might think he’s just another geeky Seattle guy with a particularly impressive goatee.

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Gearbox readies two new games: ‘Borderlands’ and ‘Aliens’

I got to visit Gearbox Softwarelast week, and the game developer clearly has some cool stuff up its sleeve. (I use that term deliberately: Gearbox

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MEXICO CITY - The protest is an art form in Mexico. Load up a bus by offering a meal or a few pesos as an

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29 Jul 2008 // 9:59 PM

The Host

Having covered inter-species romance between humans, vampires and werewolves in her popular Twilight series, Meyer turns to new territory in her latest novel: aliens.

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Science fiction writer Robert Silverberg was on the phone from his spacious home in the hills above Oakland, outlining his daily routine. “I’m up

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22 May 2008 // 2:47 AM

Improv comedy meets wrestling in Mexican ‘Impro Lucha’

MEXICO CITY - A band of masked musicians is channeling heavy metal band Black Sabbath as a shirtless man enters the arena with his face

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9 May 2008 // 4:09 AM

Universal is well-known known for its classic horror films featuring the Frankenstein monster, Dracula, the Invisible Man and the Mummy in the 1930s and 1940s.

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16 Apr 2008 // 1:51 AM

They listen to bands like My Chemical Romance and Panic at the Disco, as well as Panda and Allison. They wear their hair in pseudo-punk

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11 Apr 2008 // 3:01 AM

Trying to fathom the mystery of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

“Its origin and purpose still a total mystery.” This is the last line of dialogue in “2001: A Space Odyssey,” though the film is far from

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10 Mar 2008 // 2:14 AM

Lots of bands from Mexico playing at this year’s SXSW

Two decades ago, Latin America began to export its own take on rock `n’ roll, reggae and hip-hop, infusing them with an identifiably Hispanic sensibility

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23 Oct 2007 // 9:59 PM

Spook Country by William Gibson

Apparently some critics look at Gibson's work and think, "Mmm, no coherent story, big reputation -- that must mean it's lit'rature!"

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St. Vincent, Beck, and More Heat Up Boston Calling on Memorial Day Weekend

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"With vibrant performances by artists including St. Vincent and TV on the Radio, the first half of the bi-annual Boston Calling Festival brought additional excitement to Memorial Day weekend.

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