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The Value of a Cigarette

Debate is heating up about the recent announcement from Disney that is banning smoking from their films. Conversation has been pretty interesting, with lots of people commenting on how smoking can add to a character. Wolverine, J. Jonah Jameson, and the Punisher were examples given from comic books, but hundreds of other examples from other

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The Changing Setting of Civilization

I’m a big fan of the webcomic XKCD. Recently, Randall posted this comic showing the relationship of when a story was published vs how many years (forwards or backwards) the story is set. It’s might be a little puzzling at first, but let’s look at some examples to help us make sense of it. Take

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When it comes to Harper Lee’s book, does Harper Lee matter?

Everyone is surprised and excited about Harper Lee’s new book, Go Set a Watchman, but with controversy surrounding her real intentions (whether she actually wants the book published or is being used by others) I found myself asking: does what Harper Lee actually want, think, or feel really matter? My brain pondered the startling and

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