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Category Archive: Entertainment

Mar 07 2014

Interview with Board Game Designer Justin Waggle

Some friends of mine from the before times when I lived in Los Angeles have been working on a board game for several years and are doing a Kickstarter to raise money for it.  They’ve already raised over $13,000 and have just over three weeks to raise the rest of what they need to do …

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Mar 02 2014

Ashley’s 2014 Oscar’s Predictions

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As you may or may not know, I get screeners every year, so I usually see most of the nominated movies.  Here are my predictions and opinions on the categories for this year (except the shorts). EDIT: I missed 3 out of 21, most disappointingly, The Act of Killing did not win Documentary Feature.   …

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Feb 15 2014

How to make that cheap plastic wig look good

Just after last Halloween I got a couple $5 wigs from the post-Halloween clearance sale.  One of them was rainbow, which I was very excited about, but the fact that it was $5 was pretty obvious.  It was bent from being in a package and impossible to brush and generally not very cute.  It looked …

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Jul 23 2013

Women Protagonists in YA: A List and Resources

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This is a work in progress, any feedback from the audience/readers will be incorporated into the list.  I am especially interested in finding any good works about female friendship.  Here is a wonderful tumblr devoted to diversity in YA.  Here is a wonderfully comprehensive list of protagonists of color in YA and another specifically looking at SF and …

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Jul 22 2013

Ashley talks a lot: atheism, women, minorities, pop culture

(ROY ZIMMERMAN. Also, I go first so you don’t even have to watch very long to see me)

Jul 22 2013

Tonight at 7PM: The Ashley F Miller Show Episode 5

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I feel like 5 episodes makes it seem legit.  A show in its own right, standing on two feet.  No longer a total babe in the woods, maybe more of a toddler. Join me, Jason Thibeault of Lousy Canuck, and Heina Dadabhoy of Skepchick as we talk: Politics: Rape in Dubai Media: Comic Con — women and minorities …

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Jul 15 2013

Tonight at 7PM: The Ashley F Miller Show Episode 4

Join me, Ian Cromwell of Crommunist Manifesto, and Andrew Tripp of Considered Exclamations and More than Men as we talk: Politics: The Zimmerman verdict Media: Ender’s Game and the boycott Guest choice: Representation issues in YA Lit. You can RSVP to the “event” here and, when the hangout is on-air, it should send you a link of the YouTube …

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Jul 12 2013

What are the most important zombie films?

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As a film geek and pop culture nerd, I have always enjoyed a good monster story.  When I was young, I was more interested in vampires, but as I got older, zombies gained some ground.  I have to confess, though, I’ve never much cared for werewolves.  Vampires are all about sex and immortality and danger …

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Jul 08 2013

Tonight at 7PM EST – The Ashley F Miller Show Episode 3

Join me, Kate Donovan, and Adam Lee of Daylight Atheism as we talk: Politics: Sterilization of Prisoners in California Media: The Lone Ranger and the representation of Native Americans in film Guest choice: The stigma of mental illness You can RSVP to the “event” here and, when the hangout is on-air, it should send you a link of the …

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Jul 01 2013

Tonight at 7PM EST – The Ashley F Miller Show Episode 2

Join me, JT Eberhard of What Would JT Do?, and Nicholas Thurkettle of his eponymous blog as we talk: Politics: Wendy Davis Media: World War Z and the political nature of zombies Guest choice: the surprise success of The Heat. You can RSVP to the “event” here and it should send you a link of …

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