February 15, 2017 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Fiction
Science fiction is one of the greatest predictors of the future. Since it’s speculative fiction, it’s bound to get ideas right every now and then. For example, if it weren’t for Star Trek, we might not have the automatic sliding door or Bluetooth headsets! Author Jules Verne was another one of the greats at thinking up what the not-too-distant future might bring. After all, he foresaw the invention of both space shuttles and submarines. We at Quirk thought it would be fun to take a look at some other sci-fi tech feats that haven’t happened yet…but could!
February 13, 2017 • Fiction
February 10, 2017 • Fiction
Keanu is one of those people who only needs one name like Cher, Bono or Sting. The man has been one of the greatest action stars of all time with films like Speed and the Matrix bringing in mass quantities of dead presidents at the box office. Just this month, Keanu will be gracing the world with the sequel to his sleeper hit John Wick, which is bound to be yet another success. Even so, from time to time, he seems to like to stretch his wings. Mr. Reeves played Don John in Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Much Ado about Nothing. He also took a shot at Johnathan Harker in the Francis Ford Coppola version of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula. While Keanu’s acting sometimes meets with mixed reviews, it is clear that America loves him, and could love him in a variety of different literary roles.
February 9, 2017 • Fiction, Humor
When it comes to planning a truly terrific party, Leslie Knope is the end all and be all. So, we were thrilled when the queen of Galentine’s Day herself let us peek into her party planning binder for the U.S. Department of the Interior Midwest Division Galentine’s Day Extravaganza. This is one party you won’t want to miss.
February 8, 2017 • Fiction
Street art by Amberella
Some call it Valentine’s Day, some call it Single Awareness Day (SAD). If you fall into the latter group, you are likely looking for a way to either ignore the hearts and flowers overflowing from every store aisle, or you are expanding your right to protest by launching a full-scale Anti-Valentine’s Day attack.
So if you’re out shopping for ironic candy hearts that say “Platonic Forever” and planning to watch a bunny boil in Fatal Attraction, add a little reading material that will also make you happy you’re single for the night.
February 7, 2017 • On Writing, Fiction