I am a geek and I think I’ve been a geek most of my life. Just didn’t know it. “The word geek is a slang term originally used to describe eccentric or non-mainstream people; in current use, the word typically connotes an expert or enthusiast or a person obsessed with a hobby or intellectual pursuit, with a general pejorative meaning of a “peculiar person, especially one who is perceived to be overly intellectual, unfashionable, or socially awkward”… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geek
Banned Books Week is the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events. The 2015 celebration will be held September 27-October 3 …bannedbooksweek.org
Comic book lovers and educators got on stage for two different panels at New York Comic Con yesterday to talk both about how comic books can ignite classroom discussion and how librarians can digitally bring those beloved books into schools… mashable.com
…Comics have the visual iconography of film, the sublime imagery of gallery art, the textual depth of plays, the ferocity of street art, and a devoted audience that dissects, analyzes, and debates the content’s deepest levels. (Not always, but the potential is always there.)… occupycomics.com
Superman or Super-Immigrant?