December 13, 2017 • Geek, Movies & Film, Television
There are some celebrities that leap to mind when you think about famous geeks. Kevin Smith, the man who made a living out of being a giant comic book nerd. Wil Wheaton, the Star Trek child star who now plays board games for an audience of thousands. But these big names in nerddom aren’t the only ones that are sneaky geeks behind the scenes. There are some surprising stars who have nerdy hobbies and aren’t afraid to admit it! From board games to video games, these big names are proving that anyone can be a geek in their spare time.
December 12, 2017 • Geek Girl
It’s that time of year again when finding the perfect gift for the perfect person becomes tantamount to a feat like that only managed by Atlas. With the weight of the gift giving world pressing down on everyone, the question then becomes this: what's the best present to give those geeky friends on your list of recipients? We at Quirk have decided to give eight geeky gifts for eight crazy nights.
December 11, 2017 • Fiction
Light the chanukiah and spin the dreidel. It’s time for Hanukkah! Between scouring grocery stores for gelt and testing latke recipes, it’s easy to feel like you’re running out of time. (And it feels like Hanukkah comes earlier and earlier every year.) But if you’re shopping for the littlest member of your family, we’ve got you covered. Here are eight unexpected picture and board books for the rad kid in your life – one for each night of the Festival of Lights.
December 7, 2017 • Quirk Poetry
Emily Dickinson was many things: great poet, a social recluse, lover of white dresses. One thing Emily Dickinson was not was a rabid Christmas shopper. But what if she was? What if holiday shopping was her main inspiration for her poems? Then they would probably read like this.
December 6, 2017 • Movies & Film
We just love Bette Midler so much. Not only is she responsible for being the wind beneath our collective wings, she’s also the star of many a literary adaptation. This powerhouse performer famously brought some of our favorite fictional characters to the big screen and we’re celebrating every single role. Darling, everything’s coming up Midler.
December 5, 2017 • Movies & Film
This winter brings a new film about lovers from different worlds to warm your heart...and no, we’re not talking about Netflix’s charming-but-predictable A Christmas Prince. It’s The Shape Of Water that is the surprisingly romantic addition to the December release schedule, a monster movie with a twist.