Monthly Archive:: September 2018

This Week in Geek (9/24/2018–9/30/2018)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, September 24th to Sunday, September 30th. Creative Night What: Arts, Community When: Monday, September 24th at 6:30 p.m. Where: Event Horizon at the Waterbury Building Let your creativity shine with drawing, painting, crafting, or whatever your heart desires at Creative Night, a weekly event put on by Crafty Geek and the Geek Partnership Society. This is a...

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Takes Its Riffing to the Comics World

It’s said you always remember your first. I know I do. It was Thanksgiving 1991. Turkey preparations were in full swing, and I had carefully meandered away from the kitchen, surmising (correctly) that my bottom-rung cooking skills would not be in great demand. And there they were on the television: silhouettes of a guy and two little robots watching—and mercilessly mocking—Pod People. That first viewing spawned a lifelong love of Mystery Science Theater 3000. From where I sit, I...

Ethan Hawke’s Blaze Is a Sweet Southern Biopic

For this biopic on country legend Blaze Foley, director Ethan Hawke approaches the man with the same gentle and rambling wisdom as his songs. More than just a chronology of events, Blaze is a film that takes its time to slow down and appreciate the melodies of a musician who strolled through life in a manner equal parts kind and drunk. He was loving but depressed. He was fragile but could still go on the offensive when he felt...

Graveyard Keeper Is a Macabre but Needlessly Complex Simulator

A bell rings at the main road, signaling another corpse has been dropped off. For some, it’s the ultimate fate of their earthly remains, but for you, it’s your livelihood. In Graveyard Keeper, the latest release from indie game developer Lazy Bear Games based out of St. Petersburg, Russia, it falls upon you as a graveyard keeper to tend to the dead. On your property is a church and the final resting place of the area’s dead, and as bodies get...

The House with a Clock in Its Walls Is Full of Wandering Whimsy

Eli Roth has made a children’s horror fantasy movie. Eli Roth? The same guy who just this year had Bruce Willis bloodily gunning down gangsters in Death Wish? With a director whose record also includes such gory horror affairs as Hostel and The Green Inferno, one might be cautious of him taking on a film with a PG rating. But fear not, parents: Roth has kept his violent desires in check for this Goosebumps-style picture fit for Halloween. In...

Questing for Experience in the MMORPG of Life

We started the summer with a simple plan—give our daughter the chance to try new things, while still giving me the chance to keep my various balls up in the air. In theory, it seemed simple. With the exception of a couple weeks, the kiddo would be occupied in various day camps, giving me the vast majority of the day to focus on various freelance opportunities. In reality, though, that theory could be best summed up with maniacal laughter...

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of September 19, 2018

Below are the new series and miniseries I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of September 19, 2018. Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive Publisher: IDW Words/Story: Lee Allred, Michael Allred Art/Colors: Rich Tommaso “The All-American detective just made the biggest collar of his career, and it only cost him his job! But now the honest cop has packed his bags for ‘the city by the lake,’ and its criminals better watch out! Bizarre villains! Crooked...

Rooney Returns, First Avenue Acquires Fine Line Music Café, and More Twin Cities Music News

In addition to regular music coverage, Twin Cities Geek’s Paul Patane opens his notebook to share live-performance experiences, what’s in the news surrounding the Twin Cities music scene, and which upcoming shows are circled on his calendar. Rooney Plays the Turf Club Whether he’s performing on stage or making a film, Robert Schwartzman has an infectious and skillful presence. When he’s with his alt-rock band Rooney, there’s no denying the pleasure he takes from singing and playing his guitar,...

Edens Zero, the New Manga from Hiro Mashima, Is Utterly Delightful

Hiro Mashima, best known for his manga Fairy Tail, is beloved by many fans and has a large following in the West. He’s active on Twitter, cranks out extra character drawings every few days, occasionally makes his own fan art, and has written a lot of material. While most other mangaka have only one or two major series, Edens Zero will be Mashima’s third major one and fifth series overall. After Fairy Tail wrapped up quickly and left off in...

This Week in Geek (9/17/18–9/23/18)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, September 17th to Sunday, September 23rd. GPS Figure Drawing Salon What: Arts, Educational When: Monday, September 17th at 6:30 p.m. Where: Event Horizon at the Waterbury Building The Geek Partnership Society’s Arts Initiative hosts a figure-drawing salon at the Waterbury Building on the third Monday of each month. For a $5 fee, attendees can participate in a...
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