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Well, this post was intended to be about my love of vintage video game cabinets, and the seductive typography of those game logos: Galaxian, Defender, Donkey Kong. These were the logos of my childhood and without realizing it at the time, I was really affected by them… even today, they get my heart racing.

But since it’s that time of year, and fun gift ideas are always in demand, here’s something pretty cool for you. Miniature vintage video game cabinets! Lovingly and painstakingly made with great accuracy by Justin Whitlock, who’s stated philosophy is “There is no charge for awesomeness”. Damn right! You can see them all on his flickr page here.

The cabinets are about 5 inches tall, and he’s got a fantastic range of games covered. All the pricing and shipping info is explained on his Flickr page as well. They are very affordable – between $20.00 and…

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National Post | Arts

By Mike Doherty

If you’re looking for something to sink your literary teeth into as the flowers bloom, birds sing and patios fill, look no further!

April 3
Blaine Harden’s Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
The biography of Shin Dong-hyuk, the only person known to have escaped from a North Korean prison camp, makes The Hunger Games and its fellow dystopias read like Fantasy Island. The systemic cruelty of the regime is almost unimaginable, and Dong-hyuk, who survived torture, maiming and thought control, and watched his mother and brother get executed, might as well have grown up on another planet. But he didn’t, and this is why his story is indelible. Viking

April 3
Anne Tyler’s The Beginner’s Goodbye
The Baltimorean Pulitzer-winner’s 19th novel opens: “The strangest thing about my wife’s return from the dead was how other…

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