Author Archives: Dave

Doctor Who Season Eight, Part Two

In the first half of this season, there was a good, fun episode (“Robot of Sherwood”), a bunch of okay ones, and a couple of stinkers (sorry, I still think “Listen” was a load of junk.) So how did the … Continue reading

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My Second-Favorite EC Comics Character

I’ve been reading Spawn of Mars, another volume in Fantagraphics’ series of EC reprints, this one focusing on one of my favorite comics artists, Wally Wood. This collection has a recurring character that has stolen my heart. Let me introduce … Continue reading

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10 Years of Boardgames

Every so often someone at Board Game Geek gets his meeples in a twist because he’s worried that some people out there are rating games after only one play. Some games, the argument goes, only reveal their hidden magic after … Continue reading

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Cappy’s February Frustration

You may have heard that New England has gotten some snow lately. We here in the hinterlands haven’t gotten as much as Boston, but there’s still a good three to four feet in most places with huge drifts as well. … Continue reading

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Space Cabby by Adam Prosser

When it rains, it pours, and it’s been raining Space Cabbies over here! While showing off my Space Cabby Gallery on Twitter, Adam (Prankster) Prosser said, “Hey, I’d like to get in on that!” And this is what he drew … Continue reading

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The Movies-To-Watch List: Yojimbo (1961)

I don’t know what I was expecting from Yojimbo. I’d never seen a Kurosawa film before, and it seemed like a good place to start. I knew he was influenced by westerns and my experience with that genre is pretty … Continue reading

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Love and War: How Militarism Shapes Sexuality and Romance

(Full disclosure: Tom Digby is a colleague of my wife’s and a pal. He gave her a copy of his book and after she finished it, I read it.) Yesterday this article was going around Twitter, or at least the … Continue reading

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I Had That For A Year

Yesterday’s I Had That is number 52, the last in a weekly series that lasted only a little more than a year, allowing for a couple of missed Sundays. Part of the success of me sticking to the schedule was … Continue reading

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