Monday, October 23, 2017

Link Round-Up: October 23, 2017


"The Shining" by Christopher Shy of Studio Ronin

At 1:00pm on May 17th, 2017, Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted that he occasionally longed for someone to read "Good Night Moon" to him as he falls asleep. Six minutes later, LeVar Burton tweeted "I got you... Let's do this!" And do it they did.  Burton, of course, was the host of Reading Rainbow for two decades. His new podcast, LeVar Burton Reads, is like Reading Rainbow for adults.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Posters: It's The Great Pumpkin


"It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" by Jérémy Pailler
Prints available for purchase from Dark Hall Mansion. US$25


Posters: Stranger Things


"Stranger Things" by Crystal Graziano (itsprecioustime)


Posters: Stranger Things


Stranger Things arrives on Netflix October 27

Stranger Things kicks off October with a piece of Halloween-theme artwork for its second season, which premieres on October 27 on Netflix. Watch the trailer here.

With the arrival of the ominous poster above, Netflix has announced that Stranger Things’ highly-anticipated second season will premiere on Friday, October 27. Watch the teaser here, then adjust your Halloween plans accordingly!

Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, Matthew Modine, Joe Keery, Sadie Sink, Dacre Montgomery, Paul Reiser, and Sean Astin star.
It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

Video Game Round-Up: October 20, 2017



Humble Bundle has been acquired by media giant IGN. [Gamasutra] “Media giant IGN announced today that it has acquired Humble Bundle, the company best known for selling packs of indie games at pay-what-you-want prices. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. This is potentially a big deal for game developers, since Humble has expanded beyond its bundling business to publish games, pay devs to make games for its subscription-based monthly game club, maintain a subscription-based online game trove, and operate an online game storefront. However, a press release confirming the deal also noted that Humble will continue to operate independently in the wake of the acquisition, with no significant business or staffing changes.”

Sci-Fi Round-Up: October 20, 2017


"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" by Dan Mumford
The first of four exclusive prints from the 'Star Wars Sundays' promotion by AMC Theatres.

Interviews

Creator of The Matrix code Simon Whiteley reveals its mysterious origins
Douglas Hofstadter on why AI is far from intelligent - "Computing hardware can do anything that a brain could do, but I don't think at this point we're doing what brains do."
David Fincher Opens Up On Why His Axed Hbo Series Went From ...
Jim Sturgess Dishes On Sci-Fi film Geostorm
Kate Beckinsale, John Barrowman, "Buffy" Q&A's

Link Round-Up: October 20, 2017


"The Old Curiosity Shop" by Kevin M. Wilson
Prints available for purchase from Hero Complex Gallery.


10 Last Minute Halloween Decorating Ideas

Bad Astronomy's Phil Plait lays out problems of modern science and the Nobel awards.

English novelist Kazuo Ishiguro perhaps best known for The Remains of the Day has been given this year's Nobel Prize in literature. If you want to know more about Ishiguro, the British Council has a good profile on him, but it might also be a good idea to read these two dialogues, one between him and fellow Nobel Laureate Kenzaburo Oe and another with Neil Gaiman [previously] or the Paris Review interview in the Art of Fiction series. For live updates, analysis and reaction, head to The Guardian's liveblog and The Comlete Review's Literary Saloon blog.

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