First Fridays: Stranger Things

Every first Friday of each month, Saint Louis Science Center has an event called First Fridays – a pop culture / nerdy themed event, typically based (though not always), off of a show, movie, etc. Themed discussions focused on the science involved in the theme, related viewings of episodes or movies, and much more – typically all free – combined with fun, and also themed, food and drink options, make this a great, and educational, evening for the whole family.

This months theme: Stranger Things.

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Rocky Horror at Mineral Area College

I think you guys know that I love Rocky Horror Picture Show, based on my post in August (or you can watch the video here), so when my alma mater announced the performance of Rocky Horror the first weekend in October, it immediately became priority on my schedule.

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Review: Wendigo Wood

Wendigo Wood, issues one and two

Written and lettered by Joseph Oliveira

Art by Vukasin Ivkovic

Cover artist: Chris Shehan

Publisher: Afterlight Comics

A retired war veterans search for his missing daughter leads him to a forest home to the urban legend of the Wendigo.
The story follows protagonist Hank Williamson, having served in the Korean war many would think his experiences would haunt him. Yet on his return he finds himself at the centre of every parents worst nightmare, when he learns of the disappearance of his daughter. His search leads him to Wendigo Wood, home to the urban legend of The Wendigo.

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Review: Something is Killing the Children

SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #1, an all-new original series from GLAAD Award-winning author James Tynion IV (The Woods, Justice League) and artist Werther Dell’Edera (Briggs Land) about a close-knit community rocked by a series of murders and the first appearance of Erica Slaughter, a mysterious figure who rides into town claiming she can stop the brutal murders turning their community upside down.

But the local police and authority figures don’t know what to make of this dangerous outsider who claims to believe the local kids and their rumors of monsters in the woods. Can they trust this so-called “monster” hunter with their children’s lives? Or is Erica Slaughter an unhinged killer who’ll only bring more tragedy into their community?”

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Review: The Plot

In order to receive…first you must give. When Chase Blaine’s estranged brother and sister-in-law are murdered, he becomes guardian to McKenzie and Zach, the niece and nephew he hardly knows. Seeking stability for the children, Chase moves his newly formed family to his ancestral home in Cape Augusta—which overlooks a deep, black bogland teeming with family secrets.

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