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SIX OF THE BEST… ways to spend this weekend instead of seeing Fifty Shades of Grey

By now you've probably seen some sort of advertising for the "romantic" film Fifty Shades of Grey, based on the novel by E.L. James, based on her fan fiction of the Twilight series, except that [...]

By |February 11th, 2015|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… even-numbered Star Trek films

It's generally accepted that the even-numbered Star Trek films are the best of the bunch. But as we approach Star Trek 13*, I've been staring at my two-disc DVD versions of each of the first [...]

By |February 4th, 2015|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… things about polyamory

Polyamory -- literally "loving many" -- isn't for everyone. In western culture, at least, we are socialized to find that one person and love him or her* to the exclusion of all others for the [...]

By |January 28th, 2015|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… things about American Girls

Yes. That's right. I'm doing a column about dolls. Parents and relatives of girl-children I'm sure let out a massive groan when they hear the latest exploit of the American Girl doll company. They complain [...]

By |January 21st, 2015|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… things about my dad’s Pacer

When I was a kid, my mom had a brown Chevy Nova. That was the car we rode in most of the time, because it was big enough for all four of us, especially when [...]

By |January 14th, 2015|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… parental technology troubles

By now you'd think that even parents would have figured out technology, right? At least the basic stuff -- texting, e-mailing, web surfing, simple printer setups, and so on. But if you went to visit [...]

By |January 7th, 2015|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… “Six of the Best” columns from the past year

Can you believe it? Because I certainly can't. I've actually been writing this column for an entire year here on Nerdery Public. So, as befits a one-year anniversary, here are six of the best "Six [...]

By |January 1st, 2015|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… things about my first Christmas

I was raised Jewish, and although I've given (and been given) Christmas cards and Christmas presents over the years, I never actually celebrated the holiday for myself. But then I started dating someone who celebrates [...]

By |December 31st, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… things about classic video game systems

Every year for the holidays, I get myself a little something that I find on sale. Sometimes it's off my Amazon wishlist; sometimes I come across it on a daily deals site; sometimes it's in [...]

By |December 24th, 2014|Gaming Addicts Anonymous, Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… things Chicago Hope did 20 years ago that you thought were new developments

Have you heard of ER? Of course you have; it ran for more than a dozen seasons in the coveted 10pm-Thursday slot on NBC, and received almost two dozen Emmy Awards. But fewer people have [...]

By |December 17th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments