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Monday, Jun 3, 2013
The power in the opening sequence of Batman and Robin: Pearl, is the latent power of comics -- the reliance of the medium on the reader to animate disparate images as a logical, coherent flow of information.

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The power in the opening sequence of Batman and Robin: Pearl, is the latent power of comics—the reliance of the medium on the reader to animate disparate images as a logical, coherent flow of information.


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Thursday, May 30, 2013
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“Archie Meets Glee Part 4” – The crossover concludes with this epic finale.

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After half of the Riverdale gang swapped places with the New Directions kids, Archie must get everyone home and fast. Their worlds are about to collide literally and time is running out. Will Archie meet his counterpart Finn Hudson in the dreamscape in time to stop the collision? Don’t miss the thrilling conclusion to Archie Meets Glee, the hit FOX TV series.


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Friday, May 24, 2013
Strike a blow! What Sam Houston knew, Muhammad Ali knew…

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Strike a blow! What Sam Houston knew, Muhammad Ali knew. And it’s that same strange mix of insight and endurance, of arrogance and urgency that presents itself in rededication of Lucifer.


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Monday, May 20, 2013
There's a certain kind of betrayal that comes with friendship. It conspires around how much you're willing to see the other person change.

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I hate Seneca. I hate Seneca and I still do, even to this day. And you would too if you’d known him before It happened to him, and if you had to watch what It Happening had done to him. And, please believe me Dear Reader, it has absolutely nothing to do with him saying “Everything that has a beginning, also has an end…”. That, was pure Nero, a consequence of what Seneca had become after Nero got his hooks into Seneca. But Nero wasn’t the It. Nero was what the It opened a door for.


There’s a certain kind of betrayal that comes with friendship. It conspires around how much you’re willing to see the other person change. Were Seneca’s intimates savaged by his sudden wrestling with and “conversion” to Stoicism? And yet it’s Seneca himself who reminds us that no matter what amount of personal evolution there happens to be, it always comes capped by an end we cannot escape.


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Monday, May 13, 2013
Watch Bryan Hitch take those first steps into becoming Bryan Hitch, again…

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It was hard to stand in the cathedrals of Europe, to stand in Paris and and in Rome, and not be lulled (just a tiny little bit) into the idea that there was indeed something grander than the world we know. Just looking at the raw splendor of such houses of worship as the Notre Dame, and imagining the wealth and the power it must have taken 1,000 somesuch years ago to produce these cathedrals and their interiors would do that. And if there might be something grander than this world, wouldn’t it be at least plausible that whatever network of power could produce such cathedrals as these, might very well be the agents of such otherworldly power? And by extension, wouldn’t we owe them some manner of fealty?


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