Kickstarting Dream Askew and Dream Apart, no-dice, no-GM RPGs about radical justice, queers and Jewish shtetl life

Kickstarting Dream Askew and Dream Apart, no-dice, no-GM RPGs about radical justice, queers and Jewish shtetl life

Dream Askew and Dream Apart are “no-dice, no masters” RPGs where players collaborate to tell stories together without dice or dungeon masters: Dream Askew uses the system to create campaigns in “a queer enclave enduring the collapse of civilization” and Dream Apart is set in “a Jewish shtetl in a fantastical-historical Eastern Europe.” (more…)Read full story

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Chewbacca Actor Joonas Suotamo on Stepping Into Peter Mayhew’s Shoes and Conveying the Wookiee Language

Chewbacca Actor Joonas Suotamo on Stepping Into Peter Mayhew’s Shoes and Conveying the Wookiee Language

For the third time in as many years, Finland’s own Joonas Suotamo dons the iconic Wookiee get-up to continue playing Chewbacca in a galaxy far, far away. Suotamo, at 7 feet, certainly has the height to play the famous walking carpet, but how about his acting chops? Well, if you somehow thought Chewie was still being played by Peter Mayhew, then you can thank Suotamo’s thespian background for the seamless performance. We got to sit with Suotamo (who has a very Star Wars looking name) to discuss the role, the gestural and non-verbal…

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Why summer is hell for people who wear glasses

Why summer is hell for people who wear glasses

Ah, summer. It’s the time of sunshine, barbecues, beach trips, and abbreviated Fridays. It’s also the time when I, at least six times per day, want to pitch my stupid glasses into the beautiful, sparkling ocean. Summer is absolute hell for the glasses wearer. We don’t talk about this enough! Sure, it is a “mild annoyance” and “not that big of a deal,” but the sooner we give voice to these issues, the sooner I can stop complaining about them at parties and ruining the vibe. Fellow glasses people, are…

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Cherry Hand Pies

Cherry Hand Pies

It’s a small thing, but when I was about eight years old, I remember my parents letting me occasionally snag a cherry hand pie from the gas station when we filled up. It was a special treat, for sure, but one that I eventually grew out of because I found the packaged cherry hand pies to be too sweet. Good news, though! I’m an adult now and I can make my own cherry pies—ones that have a better balance of sweet and tart flavors. Continue reading “Cherry Hand Pies” »…

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8 inspiring, young mental health activists you need to know about

8 inspiring, young mental health activists you need to know about

If there’s one thing 2018 has taught the world, it’s that we shouldn’t underestimate today’s youth.  You’ve probably heard that they’re organizing for gun violence prevention, defending LGBTQ rights, and defining global feminism. What you may know less about is the new generation of activists raising awareness about mental illness and developing innovative solutions to help bridge the gap between needing help and actually getting it.    SEE ALSO: 11 times famous men spoke up about mental health and made it easier for others to get help These young advocates…

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The Xbox Has Lost The Twitter App You’d Forgotten It Had

The Xbox Has Lost The Twitter App You’d Forgotten It Had

During the shift toward a more secure privacy policy for internet access, a lot of sites, a lot of services and a lot of portals had to undergone some serious overhauls to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation policy that the European Union rolled out. Well, one of the services… Read full story

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