Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Real world to collide with heroes & villains | accessAtlanta

Real world to collide with heroes & villains | accessAtlanta: "Marvel — whose characters range from the wall-crawler Spider-Man to mutant outcasts X-Men — said Tuesday that the fear, uncertainty and overarching anxiety that has gripped today's world will play havoc with its fictional heroes next spring as it embarks on 'Fear Itself,' a seven-issue limited series that will reach across numerous titles and leave its characters scarred but smarter."

Saturday, December 18, 2010

MLK: A Christmas Sermon On Peace

portland imc - 2003.12.12 - MLK: A Christmas Sermon On Peace: "Peace on Earth...

This Christmas season finds us a rather bewildered human race. We have neither peace within nor peace without. Everywhere paralyzing fears harrow people by day and haunt them by night. Our world is sick with war; everywhere we turn we see its ominous possibilities. And yet, my friends, the Christmas hope for peace and good will toward all men can no longer be dismissed as a kind of pious dream of some utopian. If we don't have good will toward men in this world, we will destroy ourselves by the misuse of our own instruments and our own power."

Monday, December 13, 2010

Meet John R. Gunn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John R. Gunn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The Reverend John R. Gunn (August 17, 1877 - November 15, 1956) was first a minister, and then at about age 43 became a columnist whose daily messages inspired readers for over 36 years. After his death, letters to the editor requested that the columns continue, and so they were reprinted daily for 15 more years. A short time later his messages became radio scripts for the Presbyterian Church in the United States. This award-winning program was produced by the Protestant Radio and Television Center of Atlanta for 10 years. And now Rev. Gunn’s work, written and audio, is available at Day1 [1], a ministry of The Alliance for Christian Media transitioning from Facing Life [2]"

Monday, December 06, 2010

Google Launches Google eBooks, Formerly Google Editions

Google Launches Google eBooks, Formerly Google Editions: "After months of anticipation, Google today launched its long-awaited cloud-based e-book program, Google eBooks. Rebranded from its original moniker, Google Editions, Google eBooks overnight becomes the largest e-book provider in the world, at least in terms of its offerings, launching with nearly three million books available for purchase or download, including “hundreds of thousands of e-books” available for purchase and over two million public domain titles available for free."

Thursday, December 02, 2010

God, best-selling author and creator of the Universe, to tell all in new memoir | Shelf Life |

God, best-selling author and creator of the Universe, to tell all in new memoir | Shelf Life | "Prepare ye for the words of God. Simon & Schuster announced today that they have secured the rights to a new tell-all memoir by the Almighty Creator, who has also previously written under the noms de plume “Allah,” “Yahweh,” and, until a recent legal tangle with fellow author Stephen King, “King of Kings.” According to a surprisingly funny press release, “God is represented by a burning bush, the Greek letters a and ‡, and, in this case, the Levine Greenberg Literary Agency, the same agency that represents David Javerbaum.” Presumably this Javerbaum fellow, who is the head writer and executive producer of The Daily Show, will be serving in some function as the prime mover’s amanuensis."

BBC goes global with iPlayer subs, launching on iPad first

BBC goes global with iPlayer subs, launching on iPad first: "The BBC's online, on-demand video streaming service iPlayer will launch worldwide sometime early next year. Much to the dismay of expats around the world, iPlayer has been limited to UK residents, who pay a yearly license to watch BBC content. Now, the Beeb plans to launch a subscription-based service available to anyone, anywhere—with an Apple iPad."