The Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia‘s Spark Showcase is a great way to see new work by small and nascent theatre companies. Five short works in one sitting pretty much guarantees that you’ll come away having seen some new theatre that you connect with. This year, you’ll even get to vote for the recipient of […]
Hans Rosling, of Gapminder.org, gives some perspective to the recent H1N1 outbreak: Put simply: over 13 days, 31 people died from H1N1. During those same 13 days, over 60,000 people died of TB. I’ll let you guess which disease got over 38x more coverage in the news.* It’s all about context. Without it, anything can […]
The movie is fantastic in every way. It’s a great movie in its own right and starts the Enterprise crew fresh. For this Trek fan, it was exactly what I needed from the franchise. A paraphrased conversation with my sister-in-law summed it up best: Rebecca: “The whole time I was thinking ‘I’m watching Star Trek! […]
Kate Beaton‘s illustration perfectly captures my excitement for the upcoming Star Trek flick, which I gather is as awesome as it sounds. Now go check it out on her site, which you should already have bookmarked. Engage.
This is what over-thinking a design and misunderstanding a brand’s equity looks like. It’s a 3 minute video of Peter Arnell defending the the Tropicana redesign that was pulled, in part, due to a 20% drop in sales. That’s the power of a brand. And that power flows both ways. Interestingly enough, the best part […]
I’m 30 today. ::scratches notch into wall:: Anybody know if I’m an adult yet?
Just remember, when she comes barreling through your town…
So, the Sci-Fi Channel is becoming Syfy. We could endlessly debate the merits of the name, the logo, and their new mission to stray from their core content (science fiction). But there are others, fervent individuals, who are doing this good work already. What I would like to point out is what you see if […]
I’ve removed the moderation requirements for commenting, as I prefer to give commenters instant gratification. Plus, my comment spam is near zero and Current Config tends not to elicit much fiery debate. And now for my posts about Israel and abortion…
I’m sorry, the correct answer is: “The real question is ‘Just how awesome is this?’” To which you must answer your answer with: “So awesome.” (via 43folders)