Staff Picks

Brian Bandell3 months ago
Aliens More Likely Small Than Big
The most visual way to depict the first alien contact is a ship with blinding light descending from the sky or crashing to Earth, followed by sizable beings making an appearance. Usually, these aliens...
Christina St-Jean4 months ago
Kelly Marie Tran, Rose Tico from 'The Last Jedi,' Speaks Out
There are two feelings that you somehow can't forget: being excluded and feeling as though you're somehow "less than." According to #TheLastJedi's Kelly Marie Tran, who played maintenance worker Rose ...
Joshua Sanchez4 months ago
The Fandom Menace
For more than 40 years, Star Wars has been a cinematic phenomenon that has captured the hearts and imaginations of moviegoers worldwide. It is a brand so well recognized and beloved that it is nearly ...
Caleb Sherman4 months ago
Looking Forward to Legendary 'Dune'
Dune, Frank Herbert's 1965 science fiction masterpiece and the series that followed, should be the cinematic master series of the 21st century. In a cinema culture dominated by the continuing Star War...
Darryl Richie5 months ago
Hidden Figures: Inventions You Didn’t Know Were Created by African-Americans
Did you know George Washington Carver made more than 300 products from peanuts? Did you know Lewis Howard Latimer was a draftsman who worked closely with Thomas Edison and Hiram Maxim while creating t...
Noel Leon5 months ago
Welcome to Noel Leon's Take on "Reality" and an “Alternative..."
Imagine you’re living in a Black Mirror episode where your neurochemistry has been altered by the culture you inhabit. Your very thoughts are mere regurgitations; actions, subconscious reactions. Your...
Nina Ritz5 months ago
The Importance of AI for Cybersecurity
Along with the ever-growing number of online users, the internet of things (IoT) is also getting bigger at a rapid pace. It’s expected that IoT will include 125 billion devices in 2030, in comparison ...
Katy Preen5 months ago
Top Ten Superhumans
In comics and movies, human superpowers are limited by only our imagination. But in real life, there are some talented individuals with skills beyond the reach of ordinary mortals. Myths and legends a...
Matthew Kresal6 months ago
'Doctor Who': Revisiting "The Ice Warriors"
Doctor Who's fifth season is an interesting one. Essentially one long series of "base under siege" stories, it was the season that gave the series many of its iconic monsters. Coming smack dab in the ...