October 30, 2012 |
Lest you hear any talk of Sandy being a “perfect storm” or the “storm of the century,” don't count on it. Sandy is only the beginning of what the coastal states are in for in our rapidly destabilizing climate. One of the most chilling lines I've ever read in a book was from Jim Hansen's “Storms of My Grandchildren,” which, if you want to have any idea what's happening in the world, I suggest you pick up. At the beginning of his tour through the ecological chaos on the way, he writes matter-of-factly, “The strongest storms will become more powerful this century.
July 12, 2013 |
If a tornado carrying multiple varieties of sharks actually did find its way to L.A., the sharks wouldn't be angry. They would be incredibly confused. “To be up in a tornado, I don't think they would have the cognitive desire to go after people at that point,” said George Parsons, senior director of fishes at Shedd Aquarium, when asked about the premise of SyFy's campy “Sharknado” movie, which premiered Thursday. For the uninitiated, here's the basic premise: A hurricane hits the West Coast, sucking up sharks of all kinds and plopping them on land in L.A. A...
October 13, 2013 |
Barack Obama's presidency has largely been defined by crisis. He entered the White House following an unprecedented economic meltdown, and events such as the BP oil spill, Hurricane Sandy and Syria's use of chemical weapons will be mere footnotes in the range of political, economic and natural disasters that have landed on his plate. However, the crisis which has defined his presidency and which will almost certainly come to define at least the next decade of American politics is the crisis within the Republican Party.
October 23, 2012 |
Watching a zombie movie with friends usually inspires outrageous hypothetical critiques from the consummate smarter-than-thou types, those who believe the story would have ended differently had they been in charge. But those people don't often have a plan in mind, let alone one readied for an imminent disaster. Nick Conrad, 31, is not one of those people. An admitted zombie-media enthusiast, he also teaches classes about sustainable practices like hydroponics and home solar panels, which inspired his idea.
August 7, 2013 |
Known for playing the role of Superman in the Bryan Singer directed "Superman Returns" back in 2006, Brandon Routh has been embraced by comic-book fans everywhere. After donning the iconic cape and tights, Routh went on to roles in other comic-book based movies ( Dylan Dog , Scott Pilgrim versus The World ) and even had a role on a TV sitcom directed by a television legend. Brandon Routh will be a featured guest of the Wizard World Chicago Comic-Con which runs from August 8-11 at the Donald E Stephens...
August 27, 2013 |
Cable networks kick off the Fall TV season in early September with a variety of reality series, scripted dramas and comedies. Later in the month, the broadcast networks join the fray with their new and returning series. And if you oly watch TV on your computer, YouTube and Netflix are launching new comedies this month as well. It's going to be a busy month for TV fanatics. As usual, I'll add to this list as more premieres are announced. Sunday, Sept. 1 6 | "ABC Fall Preview Special Presented by the Chew," ABC (special)