Tyson cuddles up beside Burton with a blanket and stuffed animal while Burton takes them through Goodnight Moon. I don't know about you, but I felt healed on a spiritual level just watching this. If I had kids, I would set this video beside them at night to fall asleep. Hell, I'm going to set it beside me to fall asleep at night.Read More
Audible hosted a party on the moon—or pretty damned close to it—and we got to see Rosario Dawson read from Artemis, the latest book from the author of The Martian.Read More
Today is Women's Equality Day in the United States, celebrated every year on August 26 to commemorate the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920.Read More
Canuck will cut you if you cross him.
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LeVar Burton announces the creation and opening of the Skybrary School, an online educational resource for K-3 students.Read More
It's in a fucking book.
My emotions! I'm suddenly even more excited for the return of Reading Rainbow.Read More
HE DOESN'T EVEN GO HERE.
The Shat didn't just wander in off the street to dazedly photobomb this TNG reunion—as selfie-taker LeVar Burton points out in this tweet, they were all participating in a panel at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con. I... I'm sorry, was I saying something? Sir Patrick Stewart continues to be hypnotic.Read More
Now where is this pile of money so we can all Scrooge McDuck in it?
The world has become Rainbow, and now you can, too. The initial literacy fundraiser ended last week after raising an incredible $5,408,916, but there's still time to donate over on BackerKit, a crowdfunding platform that has definitely hitched itself to the right gravy train.Read More
You Only Have Three Hours Left to Prove You’re Not a Horrible Person By Donating to the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter
Didn't donate? You monster! Do you hate joy?
The Reading Rainbow Kickstarter has seen some good times: Smashing through its $1 million goal in less than a day, which caused LeVar Burton to break down in tears. Getting some cool Star Trek and Veronica Mars-related rewards. Seth MacFarlane doing a thing you actually like: promising to donate $1 million of his own if the campaign makes it to $5 million, which, oh yeah, it already did. And now you have mere hours left to donate, so get to it!Read More
$1,000,000 in the skyyyy. I can go twice as hiiiiigh.
The return of Reading Rainbow smashed its initial Kickstarter goal of $1,000,000, but the more money its campaign can raise, the more classrooms LeVar Burton can reach. That's why Seth MacFarlane is now matching the next $1,000,000 dollars in donations as the campaign makes its way towards a whopping $5 million dollars. Now your donation can go twice as high.Read More
Resistance is futile.
What does the Internet like more than Geordi La Forge? Geordi La Forge and his Enterprise friends reading bedtime stories, of course! To reach the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter's updated goal of $5 million, LeVar Burton has assembled a fleet of Star Trek actors for a series of live shows, and yes--Shatner and Professor X will be in attendance.Read More
"No man should have this power."
Last week the Internet showed its love for Reading Rainbow by donating millions of dollars to rebooting the classic series, and dear God, what have we done? Funny or Die shows the dystopian reality that would result if reading truly gave you the power to "do anything." That poor, poor butterfly.Read More
Simple: they raise $2.6 million on Kickstarter, right?
How do double rainbows form? After the successful campaign to revive Reading Rainbow, LeVar Burton knows a whole lot about the subject, so he'll tell you how it happens in nature, since we all now know how it goes down on Kickstarter.Read More
LeVar Burton blew the internet away yesterday when he published a Kickstarter for a relaunched Reading Rainbow. And then the internet blew LeVar Burton away and gave him $1 million in 11 hours. Grab some tissues and watch his reaction. For the record, it's currently sitting around $1.8 million. Hooray!! (via Geekosystem) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More
No, sir. Thank you.
Yesterday, LeVar Burton's Kickstarter to bring Reading Rainbow back reached its 1 million dollar goal in less than a day. Burton and his team were watching as the donations poured in, and thankfully, a camera was around to capture his beautiful reaction when the fundraiser met its mark. You done good, Internet.Read More
Oh, Internet. Sometimes you really are the best.
Yesterday Levar Burton launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring Reading Rainbow to the Internet, and the Internet didn't let him down. The campaign has hit its $1 million goal in less than a day. Currently it's at just under $1.7 million. Well done, Internet.Read More
Vital Information for Your Everyday Life
May 28th, 2014: Birds are singing, the sun is shining, and there's a Kickstarter campaign to bring Reading Rainbow back. Its new incarnation won't be the same as it was before Satan reached up from Hell and cancelled it in 2009. Instead of a half-hour TV show, it'll be a series of video field trips and interactive kids books better suited to today's digitally connected world. LeVar Burton explains it all in the vid above, but here are some highlights: Part of the money raised will go toward making the new Reading Rainbow free for cash-strapped schools. That Star Trek pun. A completely accurate representation of what it would be like to meet Burton IRL. And the a special cameo at the end. But you don't have to take my word for it. Watch the whole thing yourself. After all, you don't want to disappoint LeVar Burton, do you? Because we know from Community that that's the worst feeling in the world. (via: Geekosystem) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More
LeVar's in trouble? We're on our way!
Set phasers to generosity: childhood hero and public television darling LeVar Burton is requesting help for an incredibly worthy cause. The 23-year PBS star has launched "Bring Reading Rainbow Back for Every Child, Everywhere," a Kickstarter to give the series a modern makeover.Read More
Make It So
I'll wax eloquent for whoever wants to hear on the joys of Free Comic Book Day, but you don't have to take my word for it. You can take the word of Kwame from Captain Planet, Bubble from Adventure Time, or just LeVar Burton from Reading Rainbow.Read More