TMN Contributing Writer Matthew Baldwin has maintained the blog defective yeti for more than a decade. He is also responsible for Infinite Summer (an internet-wide reading of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest) and is a board games enthusiast. He lives in Seattle with his wife, his son, and a good-for-nothing cat.
Session after session, congressional battles have us rooting for one side or the other. But it’s not easy to tell who the good (and bad) guys are. A theory by way of He-Man and the Masters of the United States Congress.
The Pacific Northwest stands tall when it comes to preservation and natural beauty—so why were New Englanders called in to design the Emerald City’s parks?
There’s something to be said for working smarter, and not harder, and humans have been looking for—and finding—loopholes to enable it for centuries.
After all the outfits have been judged, the montages wept over, and the envelopes opened, there remains one last Academy Awards ritual to perform: grousing about who won.
Judging a book by its cover is usually a recipe for mistaken impressions, but one glance at a Hard Case Crime novel and you know exactly what you're getting: guns,...
You made your list, checked it twice, and still haven’t bought a single gift. With just over 48 hours to go, it’s gift cards or IOUs—or these suggestions for the presents nobody will forget, no matter how much holiday cheer they down.
Being with friends and loved ones is what makes the holidays special—and once you’re fed up with that, it’s time to humiliate them over a board game. Here are this year’s best tabletop entertainments.
The praise of professional critics hardly matters to the book-reviewing readers at Amazon.com. A compilation of the best of the worst… about the best.
I rarely play computer games, and Doukutsu Monogatari is the reason. It seemed a like a harmless and fairly uninteresting diversion when I started, but that was before I spent...
Thirty-two hours in a van, scavenging for clues and solving puzzles—that’s “the Game,” a battle of smarts and endurance, and the competition is beyond fierce. Part three: Plowing through the final competitions and racing to the finish.
Thirty-two hours in a van, scavenging for clues and solving puzzles—that’s “the Game,” a battle of smarts and endurance, and the competition is beyond fierce. Part two: Cracking codes and scaring the locals.
Thirty-two hours in a van, scavenging for clues and solving puzzles—that’s “the Game,” a battle of smarts and endurance, and the competition is beyond fierce. Part one: Wooing the judges and preparing to be crushed.