Category: Essays

Internet Connected Toys

Before the holidays, I wrote an essay about Hello Barbie and Internet-connected toys for Salon. Check it out: “My stomach hurts when I think about some computer-stuffed doll replacing my role in her imaginary games. Every morning, I follow in my daughter’s wake during these epic play sessions, carried back to the imaginary places I […]

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Star Wars Wars

After visiting the Star Wars Celebration convention with my daughter, I wrote an essay for deviantART about the hundreds of stories lost when Disney decided not to include the Expanded Universe in the upcoming films. Thousands of fans were hurt by the revelation, and I interviewed a few Expanded Universe fans to find out how they […]

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