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Stuff We Love: Forget Narnia. C.S. Lewis’ best novel is Till We Have Faces

C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia series, about four siblings who find themselves in a magical realm, is beloved by children and adults worldwide, myself included. But of all of his novels, my favorite doesn’t take place beyond the wardrobe. My favo…

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Stuff We Love: Tom Smith’s music makes fandom something to sing about

Sometimes, you love a movie or a show with so much enthusiasm that you just want to sing about it.

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Stuff We Love: 2004 Star Wars novel Yoda: Dark Rendezvous is a masterful look at Padawans

Sean Stewart’s 2004 Star Wars novel Yoda: Dark Rendezvous is the story of not one but two Padawans. Whie is strong in the Force, very much so, but he is tormented by nightmares. Scout is weak in the Force, and that makes her all the more determined…

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Stuff We Love: Larry Niven’s essay ‘Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex’ is a hilarious look at Superman’s love life

Have you ever thought about Superman’s romantic life? Like, really, really thought about it? Hard science fiction author Larry Niven did back in 1969, with his essay “Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex.” He takes physical intimacy with the superhero to h…

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Stuff We Love: This video explains why your favorite D20 actually sucks

Even though I consider myself a gamer, I never seriously contemplated dice beyond praying to whoever my mage worshiped as I rolled her way to safety or sudden death. But this lecture below, by Louis Zocchi, owner of GameScience, changed all of that.

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Stuff We Love: Game of Thrones gloves let you know winter is coming, but only when it’s cold

“Winter is coming” is the motto of House Stark from George R.R. Martin’s saga A Song of Ice and Fire, aka HBO’s Game of Thrones. It’s both a threat and a promise. A threat, because the Northerners embody winter’s ferocity, and a promise becau…

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Stuff We Love: The Guild web series perfectly encapsulates geek passion

Back in 2007, semi-employed actress Felicia Day, who had a minor role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, realized two things:
1.) She was addicted to the multiplayer online role-playing game, World of Warcraft.
2.) She needed to turn her addiction into a mul…

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Stuff We Love: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality is a love letter to Ravenclaws

Did you like Harry Potter but thought author J.K. Rowling lacked logic? Eliezer Yudkowsky, AI researcher and writer, did. So he created a 122-chapter fan fiction designed to right that perceived wrong. The result, Harry Potter and the Method of Rationa…

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If you’re wearing jewelry, wouldn’t you rather adorn yourself with something that makes you feel attractive and makes you think? Obviously, the answer is 1 in binary (true). That’s where Etsy seller YugenTribe comes in.

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Stuff We Love: Fold your own Blade Runner origami unicorn

Bringing your geek loves into your everyday life can be expensive, if your tastes run toward a full-sized Terminator; impractical, if your tastes run toward a full-sized LEGO X-Wing; or impossible, if your tastes run toward a working TARDIS.

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