Archive for the ‘ Current Affairs ’ Category


April 22, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Current Affairs

An Earth Day post courtesy of Zack Giallongo, the author of Broxo. Zack is our resident barbarian excerpt, because he wrote an absolutely barbarians-vs-zombies teen graphic novel for us last year.  So when he wrote to tell us that barbarians were the the greenest consumers around, we had no choice but to listen! You may Read the Rest…

October 1, 2012
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Current Affairs

Guys! This week is Banned Books Week — celebrate the freedom to read by going to your local library or bookstore and reading something. Most books that get banned or challenged are books that contain some sort of complicated topic that some people may find difficult to discuss.  Try also celebrating this week by having Read the Rest…

January 17, 2011
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Current Affairs

There are other things to look forward to in 2011 that do not have to do with books!  I know that this is very surprising (it certainly shocked me), but it appears to be true.  Thing #1: Robots! (from the Library of Congress) Everyone loves robots!  One of the cool things that is happening in Read the Rest…

January 4, 2011
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Current Affairs

(from the Smithsonian; this was taken in Antarctica, not NYC, alas.) After a week of snowed-in-ness, we are back in the office and raring to go!  There is nothing like Staring at Blank Whiteness, the Extended Edition to make one eager for the fun and excitement (and living color!) that is comics. Not that we Read the Rest…

November 3, 2007
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Current Affairs

Fifty years ago today was the launch of the Sputnik 2 — and the subsequent death of Laika, the rocket’s only passenger.  If you have time to toast the small dog who initiated planet Earth’s exploration of space, please raise a glass in her memory.