2020 has been a particularly long "year," but our streaming subscriptions flourish more than ever. It's entirely likely that you or someone you know has recently uttered the phrase "I've watched everything in my queue," or "I've seen everything on Netflix." No, sweetie, you haven't. Whether you've burned through your queue or your recommendations, Netflix […]
As if we needed an excuse to dive back into J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, a new audiobook version of the prelude to The Lord of the Rings read by Andy Serkis is coming out in September. To tease the release of this version of The Hobbit, publisher HarperCollins released a snippet of Serkis's narration at […]
Independence Day in the United States saw thousands and thousands of protesters eschewing the typical traditions of relaxed grilling and celebration to instead continue the fight against racism and violence against Black people with inspiring marches, speeches, and demonstrations all across the nation. With the coronavirus pandemic still holding the country in its grasp and […]
The European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA released a new image Thursday taken using the Hubble Space Telescope and showing a very detailed look at the unique spiral galaxy known as NGC 2775. The ESA described this galaxy as flocculent, meaning it has a woolly, feathery, or fluffy appearance, which is a very apt description […]
It took six years, but Uber is finally hitting the road in Tokyo. The company kicked off rideshare operations in Japan's capital city on Friday, according to a report from Bloomberg. Thanks to a partnership with three local taxi services, Tokyo riders can summon one of the 600 cars plugged into the app. Uber may […]
The George Mason statue is kitty-corner to the Johnson Center and the Mason Pond Parking Deck, where guests can easily park on the first three levels (Fairfax campus map). As soon-to-be emeritus faculty, I'm always happy to meet with friends and my former Mason students on campus.
Film critic and GMU alum Kevin McCarthy encouraged students during his many visits to my GMU classes to pursue internships and "get noticed!" See some of Kevin's terrific interviews on his Nerd Tears website.