Audiobook Spotlight: The Neil Gaiman Presents Collection on Audible

If you’re a fan of the novels, short stories and essays of Neil Gaiman, perhaps you’ve wondered what Neil Gaiman is a fan of, or what his early literary influences might have been. Wonder no more, because Audible has tapped Gaiman to produce a library of his favorites in audiobook form. These are all new recordings, … Read more

Tips & Tricks: If You’ve Got A Kindle Fire, You Need Amazon Prime

Let’s open with full disclosure on this: neither this site nor any of its staff receives any affiliate fees or other compensation of any kind for recommending Amazon Prime membership, or providing links to sign up for the program. We’re recommending Amazon Prime membership to Kindle Fire owners simply because it’s the best way to get … Read more

Amazon Instant Video Movie Spotlight: Dead of Winter

The Woman in Black: people seem to either love it or hate it, depending on their tastes in thrillers and horror. It’s an atmospheric, methodically-paced, old fashioned ghost story: heavy on foreboding and dread, light on graphic violence. While this kind of horror film seems unique in today’s world of such fare as Saw and … Read more

Music: Did You Catch Obama Rocking Out With BB King, Buddy Guy and Jagger?

From the Washington Post: President Obama sang a few lines from “Sweet Home Chicago” with blues greats B.B. King and Buddy Guy Tuesday night during a performance at the White House. Post music critic Chris Richards asked, “Had the White House ever felt more like a roadhouse” and went on to describe the event. It was … Read more

Audiobook Spotlight: Full Cast Recording of Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Vampires didn’t always sparkle. With an average listener rating of 4/5 stars, this full cast performance of the original horror classic is sure to breathe new life into the tropes of the undead. From Audible: Because of the widespread awareness of the story of the evil Transylvanian count and the success of numerous film adaptations … Read more

Instant Video TV Spotlight: Carnivale – Good vs. Evil, Myth, Magic and Ghosts In The Dustbowl Era

Carnivale is a television series that ran from 2003-05 on HBO. The brief description of the show given on IMDB is, “During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell,” but that one-liner doesn’t do this … Read more

Wolfram|Alpha Brings A Star-Trek Like Computer To Your Kindle Fire

You’ve probably seen it in countless futuristic films and television shows: a character addresses his computer by name and asks a plain-English question, prompting the computer to respond with a plain English answer. “Computer, what was the average rainfall on the Serengeti plain between the years 2000 and 2010?” “Computer, what is the recipe for … Read more

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