5 Reasons to Start Reading Comic Books

November 13, 2017

For some people, the word “nerd” might bring to mind images of a skinny teenage boy with braces and Coke-bottle glasses. The nerd was once a specific brand of social outcast: one who never talked to girls, did well in science class, and read comic books religiously. Well, I have news for you: the nerd […]

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WHY READING COMICS MAKES YOU SMARTER

September 13, 2017

Why can’t you read real books, with less weirdos in ’em?” asked abuela. Society at large has long frowned upon comics. During the 1950s, they were slandered as base entertainment for children and immature adults which would turn readers into hoodlums and degenerates or communists. And while that has all changed and comics have risen to become the string section […]

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How Vertigo Changed Comics Forever

July 13, 2017

Over the past few years, I’ve repeatedly tried to find a juicy story about the founding of Vertigo, the “mature readers” imprint of DC Entertainment. I always fail, and everyone involved should take that as a compliment. By all accounts, the process behind the scenes was dull (in a good way). As the 1990s dawned, DC […]

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Science Confirms Astrology!

May 13, 2017

A declaration up front: I don’t believe in astrology; not even a little bit. But I like to apply my skepticism evenly. And there’s one thing that we astrology doubters like to stay that sticks in my craw. “Only an idiot would believe that the month you are born could have any effect on your personality.” Add […]

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What is Mundane Astrology?

March 13, 2017

Mundane Astrology is the attempt to systematically explore predictions and possibilities about the future and how they can emerge from the present, whether that of human society in particular or of life on Earth in general. Mundane astrology charts for cities, organizations, nations, and events along with other techniques in mundane astrology assess the “possible, […]

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Astrology: Is it scientific?

January 13, 2017

In some ways, astrology may seem scientific. It uses scientific knowledge about heavenly bodies, as well as scientific sounding tools, like star charts. Some people use astrology to generate expectations about future events and people’s personalities, much as scientific ideas generate expectations. And some claim that astrology is supported by evidence — the experiences of […]

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