Friday, February 5, 2016

The 10 iconic travel destinations you MUST hit!


Places such as Independence Hall and the Billy Goat Tavern might seem played out, but there's a reason they seem that way: Because they're infinitely cool and millions of people love them. With good reason.

Check out the 10 iconic travel destinations you simply MUST hit on your travels, courtesy the good folks at Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection.

Jim McLauchlin



Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Comic that can actually Change the World



With all due respect to the Spider-Men and Batmans of the world, here's a comic that MATTERS.

Writer Joshua Dysart spent five days in Iraq with the United Nations' World Food Program, telling the crucial story of the horrors of Da'esh, and the life-saving work that the WFP is doing in feeding hundreds of thousands of refugees from the bloody conflict. His research has resulted in a 35-page comic that's serialized at Huffington Post, and you can reach the first chapter here.

For some of the behind-the-scenes and Josh's thought process, we have the Newsarama article here.

Please check them out.

To learn more about the World Food Program and its mission or to donate, please check them out as well.

Jim McLauchlin



Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Star Wars makes Christmas merry for retailers (of course!)


And on the front lines of comic retailing, the ever-present merchandise machine men call "Star Wars" made cash registers jingle. Read all about it over at icv2.

Jim McLauchlin

Thursday, December 17, 2015

On genetic engineering, and superhumans


The always-interesting James Rollins has released his latest novel, The Bone Labyrinth, which deals rather heavily with the practice and ethics of genetic engineering. Rollins' characters have something to say, and he does as well, over at LiveScience.

Jim McLauchlin

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

What makes a (Star Wars) fan a fan?






Is all fandom the same? Is there something genetic about it? Tribal? How does a baseball fan differ—if at all—from a Star Wars fan? Shrinks and anthropologists—seriously!—tell you all about it at Newsarama.

Jim McLauchlin

Travel writing is thriller writing





The Bone Labyrinth is the new thriller by bestselling author James Rollins, and per Rollins' usual, it's filled with exotic locales. And you can see just how Rollins' travel fuels his writing over at Berkshire Hathaway Travel. So go read!

Jim McLauchlin

What's a Star Wars worth?






Quick answer? A lot. Slightly longer answer? Probably all of that $4 billion Disney paid for it, and then some. We have all the gory details over at Wired, so check it out!

Jim McLauchlin