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The Truth About Santa: Wormholes, Robots, and What Really Happens on Christmas Eve

It’s time to suspend your disbelief and let science explain Santa to the non-believers. Gregory Mone writer extraordinaire sheds light into the mysteries of the Santa myth and gives you rational explanations to the impossibility of Santa Clause. From international bugging devices that evaluate the naughtiness of kids and adults to wormholes, anything is possible…

Food for Thought

The food court never looked like this. David Sykes a London-based photographer juxtaposes color and shapes into newly formed visual candy for the eyes. What looks like spaghetti is a plate of basketballs and rope. The playfulness of David’s photos jump at you with rich hues that morph the photogenic ordinary into extraordinary. See more>>

Leonard Maltin’s Animation Favorites from the National Film Board of Canada

The National Film Board of Canada is distinctive as being an animation outfit funded by the Canadian government. Not your typical Saturday of Cartoon Network animated cartoons. Canadians pride themselves by this collective body of self expression from Canadian animators who have embellished world recognition for their labors. Leonard Maltin an ardent advocate of animation…

The Pet Dragon: A Story about Adventure, Friendship, and Chinese Characters

The Pet Dragon: A Story about Adventure, Friendship, and Chinese Characters Christoph Niemann’s, The Pet Dragon: A Story about Adventure, Friendship, and Chinese Characters, in simple terms is an elaborate little big book that teaches western kids the beauty of Chinese characters. Christoph integrates the characters into nature to get a sense from where words…

Child’s Play: The Berenstain Baby Boom, 1946-1964: Cartoon Art by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Child’s Play: The Berenstain Baby Boom, 1946-1964: Cartoon Art by Stan and Jan BerenstainSome artists become formulating in their ways as a certain work finds success. Stan and Jan Berenstain before the "Bear" fame were toiling with gag cartoons in McCall’s, The Saturday Evening Post, and other publications of the time between 1946 until 1964. Their body of work…

The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America

The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America In the years between World War II and the emergence of television as a mass medium, American popular culture as we know it was first created–in the pulpy, boldly illustrated pages of comic books. No sooner had this new culture emerged than it…

Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain!: Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice

Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain!: Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice With all the hype about biographies on cartoonists, this slipped under the radar of sorts. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain!: Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice by Scott Adams. I’ll tell you one thing, I am not a fan of the Dilbert but I am a fan…

The Adventures of Tintin

The Adventures of Tintin: Collector’s Gift Set Like rippled waves that hit the shore, Tintin will slowly be making a big splash on the American culture. It can be said that Tintin is a true long lasting graphic novel for the ages. It seems to be a pass down of sorts to every kid when he…