One Lantern, Two Lantern, Green Lantern, Blue Lantern

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(Jonathan Ryan posting for Jen Schlameuss-Perry.)I’m a big fan of the Green Lantern. If I was going to be a superhero, that’s what I’d want to be. Also, the Lanterns remind me of the Catholic Church—they choose people from among the community and assign them to care for the people in that place, they have councils and a hierarchy, they make fabulously horrible mistakes with galactic repercussions and, ultimately, their objective is to bring justice and peace. I like the Green Lan … [Read more...]

Happy Little Accidents

(Jonathan Ryan posting for Jen Schlameuss-Perry.)These days, when I think of the things that were formative to me in my youth, I get a little sentimental. Maybe because I’m old, or because it’s Lent, or because I’m making major changes in my life, but I’m feeling very reflective. I owe a great deal of gratitude to my family, my faith, the people I’ve met and spent lots of time with, various good and crappy circumstances…and TV. TV was a big influence in my young (who am I kidding…and my adult … [Read more...]

Ham on Nye Pre-Debate Coverage: Interview with Dr. Jack Collins.

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(Once upon a time, I went to seminary. I had awesome professor by the name of Jack Collins, smart, educated, faithful and a theological badass. Jack also wrote a book called Science and Faith; Friend or Foes, an amazing book that I reread on a regular basis. He's also a bit of smart alec, which is why he was, hands down, my favorite professor in seminary. As scientist and evangelical scholar, he is able to give a good, reasoned and passionate point of view on this whole evolution/creation … [Read more...]

Grace Unplugged: Creating Art out of Personal Pain.

One of the questions I get as a writer is: where do I get my ideas? I find it a difficult question to answer, because some of my stories are grounded in deep personal pain that I have no wish to discuss with the wider world. Usually, I give some lame answer about “not really knowing.”A few weeks ago, I went to the press junket for Grace Unplugged. One of my fellow journalists asked, “Was Grace Unplugged inspired by a real story?” A very natural question, and one I assumed would be answered wi … [Read more...]

“Breaking Bad” Celebrated With Calendar, Exhibit, Hollywood Screening

From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach Lorton, as told to by the sleeping wife one day after their 10th anniversary:"I'm sorry, Dave.  I can't do that.""Breaking Bad" has become one of those television shows that influences the culture it was introduced to.  I've seen food products, clothing, stickers, room decor, and even bath salts that have been based on the characters in the program.And it's no surprise.  Breaking Bad made waves when it was first picked up by AMC in 2007 as part … [Read more...]

The Chemistry of “Breaking Bad”

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From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach Lorton, as told to by his keyboard:I'm sitting in front of my television, where I have taken many a late-night mini-vacation while my wife sleeps.  Our tastes in entertainment are somewhat different.  For instance, she's not a Star Trek fan, so she thought Star Trek Into Darkness was "really, really good".  And we geeks understand why that's frustrating.Because I want to talk about "Breaking Bad."  When was the last time the science of a show hooked you … [Read more...]


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