A Wonder Woman Documentary is Coming to PBS

Comics, Movies/TV

Watch Coming Soon to Independent Lens: Wonder Women! on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.

Wonder Women!: The Untold Story of American Superheroines will air on PBS on April 15th. It is directed by filmmaker Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and will show the origins and evolution of the iconic female super hero. Check it out next month.

PBS (Off Book) – Bullying, Trolling and Free Speech Online

Games, Left Field

Here is a video from PBS talking about the problem of bullying online. It is a very real thing in this day and age which can be the catalyst in creating bigger problems for both those who bully and are bullied.

I have honestly had a problem with trolling or bullying before during online gaming. It is something I keep telling myself not to do but that I continuously go back to and it is something I want to stop doing. I have gotten into text and voice message wars with people. I have abused their in game characters, be they my enemies or my own teammates. I’ve done these things reveling in the laughs or validation it supplied me due to my negative and at most times truly angry actions. It’s stupid. It serves no purpose other than to reinforce stereotypes, discourage those it is happening to and genuinely ruin the experience creating a predisposition in people. It is something I am aware of, ashamed about and really going to work on correcting.

The internet is a powerful tool for communication, but it can sometimes be a double-edged sword. As most of us have seen or experienced, the internet can bring out the worst behavior in people, highlighting some of the cruelest and most hurtful aspects of humanity. Issues such as bullying online and trolling have garnered a lot of attention recently, prompting questions about who does, and should, regulate the internet, and what free speech means online.

Neil Degrasse Tyson to Assist Superman in Finding Krypton

Comics, Left Field

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is famed as host of PBS’s NOVA scienceNOW and as a frequent guest on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. But as of this week, he’ll also be known as the man who located Krypton.

In a story called “Star Light, Star Bright” in Action Comics #14, which goes on sale Wednesday, Tyson himself helps Superman find his homeworld on the last day of its existence.

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