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Review – Hybrid Girl by ReniReni

Posted October 26, 2012 by Ashley Rogers

Japanese-born, New York resident ReniReni’s Hybrid Girl is a dance-able fun, and energetic body of electro pop music.  While some might be quick to label it as “J-Pop” it has a very distinctly American attitude and pulls influence from a number of contemporary American artists and experiences as well as Japanese ones.  It would make sense to […]

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I Fink U Need to Clarify: A Look at Die Antworth’s “Fatty Boom Boom” Video

Posted October 26, 2012 by Ashley Rogers

So let’s talk for a second about Lady Gaga being eaten by a lion and giving birth to a King Cricket in the South African “Zef Style,” Rap-Rave group, Die Antwoord’s latest music video “Fatty Boom Boom.”  Now, before we start, let me say that Lady Gaga really doesn’t need to be defended. She is powerful (By powerful I […]

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Five Questions With Master Splinter – Interview with Voice Actor Hoon Lee

Posted October 25, 2012 by E. Ortiz

A special thank you to Nickelodeon for allowing us the time to ask a few questions to some of the voice actors behind the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. Right now we have for you an interview with actor Hoon Lee, who provides the voice for TMNT’s mentor, teacher and father figure, Splinter. You can […]

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LOST GIRL: Interviews with Ksenia Solo (Kenzi), Zoie Palmer (Lauren), and Rick Howland (Trick)

Posted October 24, 2012 by E. Ortiz

SyFy Channel’s supernatural series Lost Girl: Season One is now available on DVD. And to celebrate their success we have for you a series of interviews with cast members Ksenia Solo (Kenzi), Zoie Palmer (Lauren), and Rick Howland (Trick ). We find out some interesting things about the show from these actors, such as whether Ksenia speaks […]

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Interview with Bruce Timm and Andrea Romano – DC Animated Universe

Posted October 23, 2012 by E. Ortiz

At the New York Comic Con 2012, we interviewed Bruce Timm and Andrea Romano, who for those that follow the DC Animated Universe know that they are some of the architects behind those great animated features. In support of their work, we included a trailer of the next animated movie, The Dark Knight Returns Part […]

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Interview with Nick Kroll – Comedy Central’s The Nick Show Kroll

Posted October 22, 2012 by E. Ortiz

At the New York Comic Con 2012, Nerd Caliber took part of a roundtable discussion with comedian and actor Nick Kroll and other creators to talk about Comedy Central’s The Nick Show Kroll.

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Interview with the cast of DIRTY WORK

Posted October 21, 2012 by Kevin Conn

Everybody has complained at one point in their lives about how much they hated their job,  but not too many people have complained about it while cleaning brain matter from a crime scene. We interview actors Mary Lynn Rajskub, Jamie Clayton, Hank Harris who are all part of the very funny web series DIRTY WORK […]

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COHEED AND CAMBRIA, Claudio Sanchez Launch VOL I Of Double Album, ‘THE AFTERMAN’ At NYCC 2012

Posted October 8, 2012 by E. Ortiz

SCI-FI STORY/MUSICAL PREQUEL TO ‘THE AMORY WARS’ IN STORES OCT 9TH  LISTEN TO FULL STEAM OF ‘THE AFTERMAN’ ON ROLLINGSTONE.COM  AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS AT EVIL INK COMICS BOOTH 1312 FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NEW YORK, NY October 8, 2012 – Hot off the heels of their announcement at SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON that MARK WAHLBERG and STEVE LEVINSON will produce the live-action film version of CLAUDIO SANCHEZ and COHEED […]

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Kari Lane’s Guide To How To Survive A Horror Movie!

Posted October 3, 2012 by Kari Lane

“This past June, my friend Summera and I created a project for the “No Budget Film Festival”. The film is an educational horror/comedy entitled “ONLY THE SMART SURVIVE”, and it premiered at the end of August at the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles. We’d love to take it to more festivals! If can spare little […]

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J-Rock Band GLAY Brings A Live Concert Film To NYC and other cities!

Posted October 1, 2012 by Mr. Press Release

Top Selling Japanese Rock Band Has Released More Than 45 Singles And Shines In A Powerful 3 Hour Live Concert Film Set To Premiere In New York City On October 12th; Advance Tickets Available Now! Los Angeles, CA, October 1, 2012 – Live Viewing Japan, a distribution company focused on bringing Japanese entertainment media to […]

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Sakura Bomb! Tune In Tokyo Music – September 2012

Posted September 24, 2012 by Ashphord Jacoway

Pleated skirts, knee socks, cardigans, and hipster glasses… sounds like someone’s fantasy right? Well, actually it was the Back to School Night theme of Tune in Tokyo’s Sakura Bomb event in Little Tokyo, CA at 2nd Street & Jazz bar and Club. Every couple of months the DJ’s of Tune in Tokyo host such themed events […]

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Amanda Palmer, Crowd Sourcing, and the Deeper Question of The Artist

Posted September 16, 2012 by Ashley Rogers

About a week ago the blog-o-sphere exploded with serious venom toward Amanda Palmer.  Amanda “raised 1.2 Million dollars from a projected 100,00 dollar kickstarter campaign,” Palmer couldn’t afford to pay a string quartet and two to three brass and sax players a total of about $35,000 on her upcoming national tour.  The national tour which […]

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Roses and Abandoned Buildings: The Musical Performances Of Rose West and Eli August

Posted September 9, 2012 by Ashley Rogers

Before leaving for Dragon*Con I was invited to check out The Rose West as well as Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings at the Way Station, a steampunk bar in Brooklyn, New York.  Before talking about the show I need to say that everyone needs to check out The Way Station.  It is a very […]

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Riders of Berk – New Animated Series Inspired By HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON

Posted September 2, 2012 by Mr. Press Release

Brings High-Flying, Fire-Breathing Fun to Cartoon Network Tuesday, Sept. 4 DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk premieres Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. The Academy Award®-nominated film, How To Train Your Dragon, which grossed approximately $500 million at the worldwide box office and opened as the #1 film in over 30 countries, serves as the launching […]

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Meet STRANGE ARTIFACT – Japanese Steampunk Rock Band

Posted August 20, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Looking for something cool and different from what you are hearing now on the radio? Strange Artifact, the only Japanese Steampunk band currently in the music scene, was at the Steampunk World’s Fair a few months ago and Nerd Caliber was fortunate to not only capture portions of their performance (from their latest album, Antikythera […]

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Batman Faces The Riddler, Scarface and Zsasz in “BATMAN: PUPPETMASTER”

Posted August 9, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Did you watch The Dark Knight Rises? Did you want to see more? Batman: Puppet Master is a short fan film set in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight  universe between The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. Check out this fan-made prequel made by director Bryan West and writer Chris Wiltz. The official description of the video is: […]

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REVIEW: Rigamortis: A Zombie Love Story

Posted July 12, 2012 by Kari Lane

The zombie infection seems to have spread to San Diego Comic-Con and downtown San Diego this year. There will be numerous zombie focused panels at Comic-Con and over at Petco park, for a fee, you can participate in the ‘Walking Dead’ escape. Zombie Walk, yet another event, will have the “herd” taking over and they […]

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RED VS. BLUE For The First Time On Blu-Ray

Posted July 12, 2012 by Mr. Press Release

NEW VIDEO’S FLATIRON FILM COMPANY RELEASES SMASH HIT SERIES “RED VS. BLUE” FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON BLU-RAY “RED VS. BLUE SEASON 10” AND 14-DISC BOXED SET  “RVBX: TEN YEARS OF RED VS. BLUE” AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 6 Based on the Blockbuster Xbox Video Game HALO® Flatiron Film Company will release Season 10 and a complete […]

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Dragon-less Dragon Age: a review of Dragon Age: Redemption

Posted June 24, 2012 by Jen Jen

Reviewing a movie based on a game I’ve never played before . . . hmm. Not nearly as difficult as swallowing the artificial dialog of the characters in director Peter Winther’s live action film Dragon Age: Redemption based on Bioware’s game Dragon Age. Starring Felicia Day (The Guild) the film follows a small haphazard group […]

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Sneak Peek Of The Feature Film: NEW-GEN: DEADALUS RISING

Posted June 16, 2012 by Mr. Press Release

A.P.N.G. Enterprises debuts PREVIS SNEAK PEEK of the upcoming feature film NEW-GEN: DEADALUS RISING. The first Previsualization Sneak Peek of the upcoming Live Action feature film NEW-GEN: DEADALUS RISING debuted today. The “Previs” video, viewable here, brings to life the storyboard for the film combining revolutionary facial capture technology and Previs animation for the first […]

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The Joy Of Streaming Services

Posted June 13, 2012 by Steven Savage

Netflix, Hulu, and all the other streaming services are perhaps one of the greatest things for Nerd/Geek/Fan/Otaku culture since they heyday of the mag and comic scenes many decades ago. Oh sure we can complain about prices, and limits, and a lot.  Trust me, I’ve got concerns, and part of me worries that the people […]

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Noobz – A Must See For Gamers Of All Ages

Posted June 12, 2012 by Kari Lane

Amidst the craziness of E3, there was the premiere of ‘noobz’. This was the first time a film has premiered at the video game convention. It was screened at the Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live, a short walk from the LA Convention Center where E3 was being held. The red carpet and theater lobby were […]

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First Impressions: Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters

Posted June 2, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Recently I took the opportunity to watch an episode of the new cartoon series Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters that is premiering this Saturday on the Hub TV Network. It’s hard to judge an entire series based on one episode, and even harder not to share any cool details without spoiling too much. So […]

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“Hey Syfy Channel! You Sunk My Movie!”

Posted June 1, 2012 by Ashley Rogers

An op-ed piece by Ashley Lauren Rogers American Warships premiered on The Syfy Channel recently and it got me to thinking.  Smart move, Syfy Channel!  The only thing Battleship has going for it is special effect, Rihanna, and Liam Neesan.  Also, DOUCHEBAG move, Syfy channel because the movie only really had special effects, Rihanna and […]

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The Avengers, Bad Marketing, And Nerd Culture Promotion

Posted May 22, 2012 by Steven Savage

So as you read last column, I was pretty pumped on The Avengers, and analyzed why it worked. However I’m not that hot on the marketing. As noted, I think it helped sow doubts about the film’s quality. Really the marketing and advertisements were . . . well, rather “meh.” I can’t think of anything […]

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Adult Swim Announces Largest Programming Schedule Ever for 2012-13

Posted May 21, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Basic Cable’s #1 Network In Total Day With Adults 18-34 and 18-49 Offers Up 9 New Series/Specials, 8 Pilots and 10 Returning Series Childrens Hospital Spin-off Newsreaders and Animated Harold & Kumar Make The List Fan Favorite Toonami Returns to Saturday Nights Adult Swim, basic cable’s #1 network with young adults for seven consecutive years, sets out to “control” the night […]

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Yes, The Avengers Worked.

Posted May 15, 2012 by Steven Savage

So I saw “The Avengers,” and I feel my last column on the film was justified. It was great, and I’ve seen it twice. My only complaint is odd food cravings, but if you’ve seen the film, you understand those. If you haven’t seen the film, stop now, because this post is filled with spoilers. […]

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A Look At WARLOCK: MASTER OF THE ARCANE

Posted May 11, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Prepare for Fireballs and lightning, and lots of armies smiting and a launch trailer about the famous King Rrat. The time has come to gather your forces – mundane and occult, human and monster – and march forth across the continent and compel your rivals to submit. The world isn’t big enough for more than […]

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Get Ready to Rock as JAM Live Music Arcade is Coming to PlayStation® Network and Xbox LIVE® Arcade May 16

Posted May 7, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Zivix and Reverb Publishing are bringing the definitive live music event to console gamers’ homes everywhere in just a few weeks. The kickoff date for your own music tour has just been announced! Zivix LLC, a developer leveraging innovative technology through peripherals, real musical instruments and entertainment software, and in association with Reverb Publishing, announced today […]

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Avengers Movie Review: The Good, The Bad and How I Would Fix It

Posted May 6, 2012 by E. Ortiz

For months, there has been a lot of speculation among comic book readers whether the Avengers movie would be satisfying. Even popular Marvel Comics writer Ed Brubaker received flack about it weeks before its release.   Our own Nerd Caliber writers debated whether the movie would be entertaining, such as Dave Palmacci’s Why The Avengers […]

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MC Frontalot and MegaRan Panel & Performance at PAX EAST 2012

Posted April 29, 2012 by E. Ortiz

MC Frontalot, MegaRan and beatsmith K-Murdock gave fans an opportunity to learn about the history of Nerdcore hip hop and ask them questions at their panel at PAX EAST 2012. It was a very informative and fun panel. Here are Random & K-Murdock speaking on their experience at PAX East 2012 in Boston, MA along with […]

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Kaijudo: Who is The Choten?

Posted April 26, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Wizards of the Coast has announced that the Kaijudo Battle Game will launch on May 5. The Battle Game will be available on Kaijudo.com and on Apple mobile devices. Players can learn more about the world of Kaijudo as they test their battle skills with awesome creatures and fight through 21 levels of game play jam-packed with some of the most […]

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Don’t Worry About The First Avengers Movie . . .

Posted April 25, 2012 by Steven Savage

Yes my past posts have often been on culture, conventions, and fascinating people.  But for a moment, indulge me, as I take a look at the question “Will The Avengers Be Bad.” Last week, there was a discussion here that, unfortunately, the Avengers would probably suck.  I’d like to contest that somewhat. See, I’m pretty […]

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Felicia Day to Host Fifth Annual IndieCade Red Carpet Awards Ceremony

Posted April 20, 2012 by E. Ortiz

LOS ANGELES– April 19, 2012 — Felicia Day, actress, writer, producer as well as an avid gamer, will host the fifth annual IndieCade Red Carpet Awards Ceremony, taking place Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Los Angeles County.   The 2012 IndieCade Awards ceremony is part of the annualIndieCade Festival, a public event that brings together independent game artists, media and consumers.  The attendees […]

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TOPPS Unveils John McCrea’s MARS ATTACKS Trading Cards

Posted April 15, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Eisner Award-Winner to Illustrate Exclusive Subset & Hand-Drawn Sketch Cards The Topps Company today has released a first look at a special subset of all-new trading cards by acclaimed comic book artist John McCrea, to be included in this summer’s Mars AttacksHeritage card set. McCrea, the Eisner Award-winning illustrator and co-creator of DC Comics’ Hitman (with Garth Ennis), is the artist […]

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Why The Avengers Movie Will Suck

Posted April 13, 2012 by David Palmacci

I get called a pessimist and not a true fan when I bust on the Red Sox for being only about three things; Dunkin Donuts, pink hats, and singing Sweet Caroline. People not from this area or who aren’t into baseball won’t understand what I’m talking about, but it’s ok: this isn’t about baseball but […]

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L’Arc~en~Ciel Play New York In A Big Way

Posted March 30, 2012 by Samantha Cella

For those of us unlucky enough to miss L’Arc~en~Ciel’s only US performance at Otakon 2004, the announcement of the 20th Anniversary World Tour seemed like a fabulous opportunity for J-rock fans. Unfortunately, the only date for the continental United States was in New York City at the famed Madison Square Garden. The show would also […]

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Richie Branson and the GUNDAM Rap Album

Posted March 21, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Okay, I need to tell you three things. First, Richie Branson is a terrific rapper. How terrific? Any X-rays performed on Mr. Branson will reveal that he’s actually a cyborg sent back in time to save hip hop. If you love rap beats but not feeling the generic (hoes, money, rims, hoes) lyrics then meet […]

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President Barack Obama Joins Cartoon Network To SPEAK UP Against Bullying

Posted March 15, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Will Introduce The Network’s Original Documentary Speak Up Premiering Sunday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m (ET/PT)With an Encore at 8 p.m. (ET, PT)   Commercial-Free Telecast Part of  the Award-Winning “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” Pro-Social Campaign President Barack Obama will deliver a special opening message that will introduce viewers to Speak Up, the original documentary from Cartoon Network that captures […]

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“DEADLIEST WARRIOR: ANCIENT COMBAT” Invades On April 17

Posted March 15, 2012 by E. Ortiz

345 Games Combines Downloadable Xbox LIVE® Arcade/PlayStation®Network Titles “Deadliest Warrior: The Game” and “Deadliest Warrior: Legends” Together With New Weapons, Fighting Arena And Exclusive TV Show Content Onto One Retail Disc New York, NY – MARCH 15, 2012 – 345 Games announced today that “Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat” is coming to North American retailers everywhere on April 17.  […]

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What Time Is It? Time for Season Four of Adventure Time!

Posted March 13, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Season Premiere on Cartoon Network Monday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) Adventure Time, Cartoon Network’s hit animated comedy series returns with its fourth season on Monday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Recently nominated for its second Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Short-format Animated Program as well as an Annie Award for Best Animated Television Production […]

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Heaven’s Lost Property: Anime Review

Posted February 10, 2012 by SKrYde

After being told by numerous people that Heaven’s Lost Property was good, I decided to give it a try. Many of my friends that worked on the show started calling it “Heaven’s Lost Panties” and with good reason. I was skeptical at first. Fan servicey anime generally are not my favorites. However, I have a […]

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Dragon Age: Redemption Coming Out February 14

Posted February 7, 2012 by E. Ortiz

FLATIRON FILM COMPANY RELEASES “DRAGON AGE: REDEMPTION,” STARRING FELICIA DAY, FEBRUARY 14 ON DVD – All 6 episodes plus bonus Creator and Star of “The Guild” Brings Best-Selling Video Game to Life In front of a packed panel at the 2011 San Diego Comic Con, The Guild creator Felicia Day unveiled the series’ trailer for the exciting […]

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The Secret World of Arrietty Coming to Readers in a New Series of Books

Posted January 27, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Releases Based On The New The Film By Hayao Miyazaki’s Famed Animation Studio Include Film Comics, Art And Picture Books VIZ Media, the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, brings the miniaturized adventure of famed Studio Ghibli’s newest animated creation – THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY – to readers everywhere […]

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Assassin’s Creed: Lineage Review

Posted January 18, 2012 by Jen Jen

Having known the general premise of the Assassin’s Creed games through scant actual gameplay, combined with director Yves Simoneau’s simple storyline, the film Assassin’s Creed: Lineage kept me subtly standing by as if I could unexpectedly be blinked out of a game cinematic and instantly dropped onto the streets of Italy. Not as the game’s […]

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JEDI JUNKIES: Interview with Director Mark Edlitz

Posted January 17, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Something inside us is tired of the grey. Everyday, we get up at the same time to go to school/work and do the same things over and over again and we go home at night feeling empty; feeling that there must be more to this life. Science has done a great job in finding solutions […]

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Superheroes: A Review of HBO’s Documentary Film

Posted January 13, 2012 by Jen Jen

Presumably, there are few instances in our lives when we actually plead silently to ourselves for a superhero to come and rescue us, whether it be walking down a dark alley late at night or witnessing a petty crime and freezing in place from the shock. But if common sense teaches us that the world […]

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New Music Videos from ADAM WARROCK, MEGA RAN and H.W.

Posted January 5, 2012 by E. Ortiz

The first video is from the Internet’s foremost comic book rapper. Fresh off an opening run on the mc chris, Race Wars national tour and the success of the internet sensation, The Browncoats Mixtape, Adam WarRock is ringing in the new year by releasing the first single from his upcoming album release, You Dare Call That Thing […]

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SUPERCOMMUTER: Chip-Hop’s Finest

Posted December 11, 2011 by E. Ortiz

This past summer, I was scrolling through footage on Youtube about events that occurred at PAX Prime 2011, an awesome gaming convention in Seattle, Washington, and I came across some videos of a chip-hop band that performed that weekend called Supercommuter. Supercommuter is a nerdcore hip hop group headed by Optimus Rhyme’s lyrical frontman Wheelie […]

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H.G. Wells: Prophet of Science Fiction

Posted November 23, 2011 by E. Ortiz

I recently watched an early showing of the next episode of the Prophets of Science series on The Science Channel and I was very happy that they showcased the life and works of H. G. Wells. I have been attracted to time travel stories since the days The Doctor wore his long multicolored scarf and […]

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