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Live Like a Vulcan, Love Like a Wookiee, Laugh Like a Hobbit cover art

Live Like a Vulcan, Love Like a Wookiee, Laugh Like a Hobbit

Life Lessons from Pop Culture

Sure to be any Pop Culture fan’s go-to guide to life, this modern-day fable chronicles what happens when four cosplayers meet after a day at a convention to talk about life, love, and what they watched.

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Star Trek: Starfleet Is …

Celebrating the Federation's Ideals

Fully authorized and filled with full-color images and quotes spanning the Star Trek universe, Star Trek: Starfleet Is… celebrates Gene Roddenberry’s hopeful vision of the future.

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Bob Ross' Happy Little Night Before Christmas

Bob Ross’ Happy Little Night Before Christmas

A fully authorized and beautifully illustrated instant classic that’s perfect for families, fans, and painters of all ages.

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Book cover for The Con-a-Sutra: An Adult Guide to Full-Frontal Nerdity

The Con-a-Sutra

An Adult Guide to Full-Frontal Nerdity

Perfect for any adult who’s a geek in the streets, a freak in the (Star Wars) sheets—or wants to be—this guide to lovemaking is written exclusively for nerds, by nerds.

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Cover art for The Book of Karen: Activities for Reactionary Adults

The Book of Karen

Activities for Reactionary Adults

Filled with activities mocking the women and men whose false sense of entitlement would be comical were they not so condemnable. Includes anti-Karen resources, and benefits a social justice nonprofit!

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Things We Loved This Week #3

In this week’s Things We Loved This Week we share (spoiler art)…the things we loved! Read on for our pop culture recommendations. Preview of a Bob Ross documentary. We can’t wait for Netflix’s new documentary about the beloved painter and man behind the meme. Bring on the happy little trees! Voting for the Best Hollywood Chris.… Read more Things We Loved This Week #3

Triumph of The Walking Dead

Smart Pop Classics: Zombie People

In the Smart Pop Classics series, we share greatest hits from our throwback essay collections. This week, Brenden Riley explores the complicated nature of personhood in his essay “Zombie People” from Triumph of The Walking Dead: Robert Kirkman’s Zombie Epic on Page and Screen. She’s not your mother anymore.” —Ed, Shaun of the Dead “I don’t… Read more Smart Pop Classics: Zombie People