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Unless you’ve been hiding in seclusion for the past few decades (ironically) you know that J.D. Salinger, great American novelist, has died this past week.  Therefore I felt it would be appropriate to take a look at the writer of The Catcher in the Rye, one of our most famous modern...

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If someone asked me to name someone who personified “delicate looking killing machine” or to name a woman who, based on her work, could easily beat down most men I would have to say Summer Glau.  She doesn’t look like much, but has had luck, and in the eyes of many nerds,...

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Wow, we haven’t done a People We Admire since Halloween?  Well, no worries, I’m here to fix that. David Tennant is the current, soon to be former, Doctor Who.  He is the tenth actor to take on the role, and for a lot of people he will be the most memorable.  Tennant brought a...

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Fans of zombie movies will know this man well. While his 1968 film Night of the Living Dead, which he wrote and directed, wasn’t the first zombie film ever made it is recognized as the film that gave zombies their piece of pop-culture.  He followed it up with Dawn of the Dead, the film...

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For horror icons, not too many are as well known as Freddy Krueger.  Much of that is thanks to Robert Englund, the actor who has portrayed Krueger in every movie of the Nightmare on Elm Street saga, before the remake.  Englund is the type of actor who can manage an incredibly creepy demeanor...

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The past couple of weeks I’ve let myself slide with the People We Admire feature. Today I am attempting to redeem myself with a double dose of female scientist…to admire. Both of these women have been dead for over 50 years, but that doesn’t mean you can’t admire...

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This week I felt it would be nice to take a look at a comedian that manages to experiment with his trade in a way that doesn’t make him look like a horrible Las Vegas-based hack.  Demetri Martin has only just begun to have his taste of celebrity and yet he is already producing a great many...

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This week’s feature is on one giant nerd/actor: Sam Witwer. Witwer is a young actor whose credentials are out of every nerd’s wet dream. Though he is mostly known for playing Doomsday in this past season of Smallville, Witwer has been in many of sci-fi’s big name franchises....

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For the second week in a row we have a man who has involvement with a project releasing October 13th.  Nolan North is the voice of Nathan Drake in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, a video game that comes out exclusively on the PS3 October 13th. North has been doing voices in video games and...

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Tim Schafer has been in the video game business for a while now.  He started as a play-tester at LucasArts and then went on to co-write and program the point -and-click adventure game The Secret of Monkey Island, which was released way back in 1990.  He also worked on the sequel to Monkey...

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