The Top 10 Stories in Nerd Culture and Race in 2014

by Rod Thomas  For comic book fans and fans of science fiction movies, 2014 proved to be a banner year. Whether it was the #BlackStormTrooper outrage or the cancellation of Syfy shows there was much to discuss. Here is my rundown of the worst of the best, or the best of the worst Nerd Culture… Read More

Waiting For Krypton: Race, Ableism, and Education Reform

by Rod Thomas The opening scenes of the documentary Waiting For Superman depict education reformer/charter school advocate Geoffrey Canada as describing one of the saddest moments in his life. When he learned that Superman was not real, he was distraught because there was, in Canada’s words, “I was crying because there was no one coming… Read More

Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and the Multicultural Imagination

by Rod Thomas DOWNTON ABBEY, GAME OF THRONES, THE WALKING DEAD and the Multicultural Imagination Image provided by LiveJournal There are three popular television shows that I, for the moment, refuse to watch. No one would deny the cultural power levied by George R.R. Martin‘s A Game Of Thrones, Robert Kirkman‘s The Walking Dead, and… Read More