Outpost: A Film Review

@OutpostTheFilm: A Review

For me, Outpost is not really about technology and the great big lights in the sky, but about the place of humanity in relation to them. A theme that should speak to anyone, regardless of your tastes…

How to Learn a Language Without Going Back to School

Traditional language courses can be time-consuming and expensive. And not everyone learns in the same way. Fortunately there are many fun and free options available for those that are unable and/or unwilling to spend a lot of time and money studying a language.

Resources for Independent Scholars: Some Ideas

If you lose your university affiliation because you are between contracts – and who hasn’t been in that situation at some point? – you may find yourself in academic limbo. With papers to write and research to do but no access to the databases and journals you need to do it with. Luckily, there are ways to work around this. I’m sharing some of my finds for everyone’s benefit and enjoyment.

#research #altac #postac

Rereading Stephen King: A Research Report

King’s central position in contemporary cultural imagination alone merits a proper look at his work. Sure, other authors have written novels that are more aesthetically pleasing, literarily challenging, or thematically groundbreaking. But the fact that his books just keep selling and selling suggest that King is on to something.

Other than that, I’m simply a massive King fan and will jump at any reason to revisit some of his books.

Out of Amsterdam: Tourism with a Twist

It always strikes me how foreign tourists stick to the same handful of places. In The Netherlands, where I’m from, everyone flocks to the Red Light District or Anne Frank House, depending on their preferences. I can’t vouch for the Red Light District…