Jose Ferreira was 16 when 13-year-old Carrie Ann Jopek went missing from a Milwaukee house party they both attended in 1982; her body was found 17 months later buried beneath the home’s porch. Though he was considered a suspect at the time, he denied any knowledge of her death. Until now.
When I was 15, hanging out with my friend Melissa* on a Friday night was a feat that defied the laws of popularity. We'd been close friends since fourth grade—we both loved books and Fiona Apple—but she'd risen above me in the social hierarchy by joining an exclusive clique of popular girls who called themselves The…
I keep getting my dreams shattered. When I was a kid I thought the Rebel Alliance hangar could have been a real stage but it was just one of many matte paintings, an example of ILM's visual sorcery. But the scene of the Emperor coming to the Death Star? I was absolutely, 100-percent convinced that it was real.
The 'tubes are buzzing this AM with Kanye's two-hour Twitterized heart-dump. Pure and honest (?), it was also hard to follow. So I edited it. Lightly. Because even Kanye West needs an editor, and dude, we media aren't so bad.
For some of us, it might've been a gradual slide into geekdom, for others, it was like the switching on of a light. Here's when I knew for certain there was no going back.
Never seen an episode of Star Trek? Never read any Philip K. Dick? What's the one hallowed piece of the science fiction firmament you've never seen or heard or read? Don't be embarrassed; we've all got one. At least.