Lonely? Bored? Well, the 2013 Solitaire Print and Play Contest is here to help you stave off boredom (and burn through all of your printer ink). This year’s winner is Maquis, a “solitaire worker-placement game with variable goals and a play time of approximately twenty minutes. The player places his resistance agents on spaces around town to achieve his goals – blowing up trains, publishing underground newspapers – but at the same time Milice collaborators and Wehrmacht soldiers patrol the area.”
Give me 12 minutes, and I’ll give you what might be your next favorite band: This is the remarkable Liverpool band Anathema.
The band is led by two brothers, Vincent and Daniel Cavanagh. Anathema was a critically acclaimed heavy metal band throughout the 90s, but at some point the brothers were bitten by a bug that veered them in a more orchestral, artsy direction. Continue reading →
This lovely little comic made the rounds a few years ago, but I was reminded of it today and felt it was time for another look. If you are a lover of books, or if you are the sentimental type, I think you will fall in love with it. (If you are both of those things, well …)