Rutgers chancellor: We’re N.J.’s town square, come see us at work | Opinion

Saturday will be the 10th Rutgers Day, which will bring more than 100,000 people to see how their public university impacts their lives. By Deba Dutta If New Jersey has a town square — a space where all people can converge and celebrate — it’s Rutgers University-New Brunswick. And Rutgers Day is the Garden State’s day of public celebration of how one of our country’s greatest innovations, public higher education, continues to improve lives inside and outside the university. As Rutgers’ flagship university, we are 154 years into an awesome responsibility given to us as a land grant university by Abraham Lincoln: to educate, train, and serve the residents of… Read More

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Your Alexa device can now help you escape a xenomorph

Today is Alien Day — a day 20th Century Fox uses to promote all things Alien. (The date falls on April 26th because of the name of the moon in the first film: LV-426.) One of the things Fox has rolled out this year is a neat Alexa skill called “Offworld Colony Simulator,” a game in which you have to escape from a colony without getting eaten by a xenomorph. The skill is available today: go to your Echo or Alexa-enabled device and say “Alexa, open Alien Simulator,” and it’ll start it up for you. The game is set up as a Weyland-Yutani corporation beta test for an AI in… Read More

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You can go home again: Danny DeVito returns to Asbury Park

The actor will perform at the Paramount Theatre April 28 as part of the 2018 Asbury Park Movie & Film Festival. DeVito can’t wait to see his old haunts — and to Danny DeVito Danny DeVito will be back in Asbury Park on April 28, appearing at the Paramount Theatre for what’s been billed as a “career retrospective,” part of the 2018 Asbury Park Movie & Film Festival. But DeVito didn’t really want to talk about the stage appearance, his mind was on other things: childhood memories of biking to the boardwalk, blanket-hopping across the sand to the ocean and the joys of beach food. “Hot dogs, hamburgers, root beer,… Read More

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James Comey is getting his own comic book

By Kyle Swenson | The Washington Post Springfield man writes Jim Comey comic book – Springfield News-Leader (that man is our own Michael Frizell) https://t.co/Sdl1I9lied — TidalWave Comics (@TidalWaveProd) April 24, 2018 TidalWave Comics tweeted “Springfield man writes Jim Comey comic book – Springfield News-Leader (that man is our own Michael Frizell)” Depending on where you sit along the partisan fault line currently slicing through the American political scene, James Comey could either be a hero or a villain. As the former FBI director turned President Donald Trump antagonist continues his media tour promoting his recent book, more people are likely to split into the warring camps of detractors and… Read More

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Here are 5 great comic books that should be made into movies

Sure, most of the universe (Marvel and otherwise) is all hyped up over “Avengers: Infinity War.” We get that. But, honestly, doesn’t the “Avengers” seem so, well, 2018? We’re already looking past that movie (which we’re sure will make even more money than that great “Sherlock Gnomes” film did at the box office) and looking forward to what might be the next comic books that will be turned into movies. So, we turned to one of our main comic book gurus – Joe Field, the founder of Free Comic Book Day and the owner of the Flying Colors Comics store in Concord. Field was nice enough to give us his… Read More

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