Arts & Culture

Hey, Did You Forget? — “National Punctuation Day” (Sept. 24) is Coming!

Hey, Did You Forget? — “National Punctuation Day” (Sept. 24) is Coming!

To some people, punctuation is a pain in the asterisk. Others regard the apostrophe, exclamation point and other handy devices as guardrails that keep our words from becoming a jumble of nonsense. But to Jeff Rubin, founder of National Punctuation Day on Sept. 24, the symbols are necessities that do more than just separate sentences. […]

Let’s Retire the Trope of the Hapless Dad

Welcome to the winter of 2010. That’s me in the boots and puffy jacket because this is Cincinnati and it’s February and there’s snow on the ground. I’m a full-time grad student, teaching assistant, and writer. During the day, my wife works. When she comes home, I write. I teach at night. I would write […]

Avast, Ye Landlubbers — Get Ready for Talk Like a Pirate Day

David Head, a UCF history lecturer, says he can’t remember exactly when his affinity for pirates began — but it could have been when he was in the first grade and the Disney Channel showed the miniseries Return to Treasure Island, a child’s sequel to the classic story. “I watched every Friday night with my […]

FIEA Alumnus Wins Emmy For VR Story

While the world of television is recognized at the 70th Emmy Awards tonight on NBC, one of those coveted shiny, gold trophies has already found its place in the home of Jeremiah Graves ’12MS. The interactive entertainment alum from UCF’s Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy won a Daytime Emmy earlier this year for ASTEROIDS!, an interactive, virtual reality, short story […]