All posts by dyl8nkw0k

Blogger and editor at 64thopinion.com. Writes about life, books, science fiction and fantasy, games, technology, and film.

Does the Nobel Peace Prize even mean anything anymore? (Hint: it doesn’t.)

This year, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize. But given the state of nuclear tension between the U.S. and North Korea, is it even reasonable to award them the prize?

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Apple on Desk. Photo by JJ Thompson on Unsplash.

The real reason we have school

Does anybody remember how to do quadratics? Me neither, and I’m doing it right now. If school isn’t about learning subjects to use in our future careers, what is is for?

Stacked Letters

The invented language more popular than Klingon

Esperanto is a language that was invented by a medical doctor in the 1880s, who desired to create a universal language to promote world peace.

Still from Dunkirk. Courtesy of Warner Brothers and Syncopy

Dunkirk review: a story that emerged through the apparent chaos

Christopher Nolan’s latest film is a masterpiece that draws its strength from its multiple perspectives, non-linear narrative, and its relative lack of dialogue.

Photo Courtesy of Bones

Boku no Hero Academia review: thoughts and themes

Boku no Hero Academia tells the story of world where most people have superpowers, and about a boy who just happens not to have one.

Frame from Heist

Heist: A Stop Motion Short

Heist is a western action comedy about a group of bandits who get more than they bargained for when they try to rob a train.

Notebook and Books

Do authors’ opinions on their own books even matter?

In the age of fanfiction, literary conspiracy theories and all the rest, do authors’ still have the final say in how their books should be interpreted?

Netflix’s new interactive shows are a great idea—but the idea isn’t new

As part of their attempt to edge out competition, Netflix is introducing shows where viewers can dictate the plot. But what does that mean, and will it work?

Books and a Lamp

5 of the most unexpectedly evil characters from literature

Not all villains are simply black and white, and in fact, many of the worst villains seem innocuous at first glance. But among those, who are the worst?

Books

A guide to judging books by their covers

We’re always told not to judge books by their covers, but how else do we decide how to buy them? (I mean, besides the obvious of asking someone who has read it).