Should Your Kids be Watching Hitchcock Movies?

Should your kids be watching Alfred Hitchcock movies? I’m sure your gut reaction says no. I mean, just filming Psycho left Janet Leigh unable to shower for the rest of her life. But as I was sitting in the theater with my dad last year watching Vertigo for the umpteenth time at one of those […]

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How to Raise the Next Hermione Granger

Smart, magical, independent and surprisingly stylish; I wouldn’t complain at all if my daughter grew up idolizing Hermione Granger. I’ve always admired Hermione’s ability to be herself at a time in life when we all feel pressured to become someone else. While the others around her get by through the virtue of their famous (or […]

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Wes Anderson Style for Kids

You often hear that something “looks like a Wes Andereson movie” like it’s a bad thing. Well, I would argue that life would make a little more sense as a Wes Anderson movie. There’s just something about pastels and highly stylized symmetrical cinematography that makes me want to live in there forever. When I watch […]

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Decorating Your Kid’s Room With Dungeons and Dragons

If you aren’t already playing D&D with your kids, we’d love to offer a few tips. There’s not a better way in the world to foster family connections (and a collective imagination) than to take on epic quests and monsters together. You’ve taken D&D from your group of nerdy college friends to the table of […]

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“Family is Everything:” Holding on to Breaking Bad

No matter how much I love them, I’m pretty terrible at staying current on the latest TV shows. My friends and coworkers know this and always carefully sidestep spoilers when talking around me, bless their hearts. One of the downsides of being behind on my TV watching is that I often miss the waves of […]

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The Nerdy Family 2014 Movie Guide

It’s been a really great time to be a nerd who likes going to the movies. Think about it: which genres have made an enormous comeback in recent memory? Comic book movies. Girls with bows (the archery kind, not the hair accessory). Tolkien stuff. It’s our time. 2013 was a pretty great year for the […]

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A Game of Thrones Nursery is Coming

You may not think that a show full of all of the things Game of Thrones is full of would be ripe for the picking in terms of nursery design ideas, but we’re determined. You may not want to use the Rains of Castamere as a lullaby, but a true fan wouldn’t let a little […]

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How Techie Kids Stay Warm

Guys, it’s cold. The “polar vortex” is headed our way, which means temperatures in the Midwest could annihilate old record lows. Today at work, a bunch of hearty Canadians decided to call it quits early because the temperature was dropping so quickly. Most people find it hard to do everyday things in the cold, but […]

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