His portrait is among the most famous ever taken. But who is the man behind the legend? Che Guevara is the subject of the Colloquium’s first two-part special!
If you have ever attended college, or lived within fifty miles of one, chances are you have seen the image captured in this week’s header. To be certain, the image is one of the most well-known portraits in history, and has become as intrinsic a part of the college scene today as textbooks and alcohol.
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Video games are a major part of pop culture, but they almost ceased to exist. Read how a small Japanese game company struck gold with a video game character that launched the modern gaming industry.
Tomorrow, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, E3 opens in Los Angeles. For video game enthusiasts, E3 is one of the most important events of the year: the major consoles and game developers descend on the convention, holding special sessions where new IPs and software are unveiled to consumers.
Continue reading “The Colloquium, Episode IV: Playing With Power”
In the 1950s, Las Vegas was at the crossroads of criminal haven and mainstream acceptance. Then the Rat Pack arrived and changed everything.
Anyone that’s ever dabbled with the Sim City gaming franchise can attest to the difficulty in building up a metropolis. Towns can take root across the landscape, forming little bastions amidst the emptiness of the surrounding country for any number of reasons.
Continue reading “The Colloquium, Episode III: Sin City Blues”
Some badasses like to operate at the top of the world. George Mallory is one such epic hero.
Greetings, folks. My name is Biff ‘Doc’ Kensington, resident amateur historian extraordinaire and all-around nice guy, and you’ve stumbled into the fresh, wholesome goodness that is the Colloquium.
Continue reading “The Colloquium, Episode I: Maelstrom on the Marne”