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Joseph Szadkowski

Joseph Szadkowski

A graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in communications, Joseph Szadkowski has written about popular culture for The Washington Times for the past 25 years. He covers video games, comic books, new media and technology. 


Articles by Joseph Szadkowski

ROMper ROOM: Scene It? adds to party, needs work

Movie fans get another interactive dose of trivia with Scene It? Box Office Smash, a puzzle-rich challenge compiling hundreds of questions on cinematic history and great movie moments to test visual and memory skills. Published November 23, 2008

ZADZOOKS: Comic book reviews of Dear Dracula and The Joker

This chronic feature lets me review what's recently passed my bloodshot pupils. So pull up a chair, break out the sarcasm filter and welcome to Mr. Zad's comic book critique starring Dear Dracula and The Joker. Published November 13, 2008

ZADZOOKS: Survivor Jedi turns into pirate

Thanks to the proliferation of film, comic-book and cartoon characters, companies are bombarding consumers with an incredible selection of action figures. With tongue in cheek, let's take a peek at some of the specimens worthy of a place in Zad's Toy Vault. Published October 23, 2008

ROMper ROOM: Game becomes language coach

Picking up My Chinese Coach (for Nintendo DS, Ubisoft, $29.99), I knew it would take more than a gamer's worth of finesse to beat this program. I actually would have to learn something. Published October 5, 2008

ROMper ROOM: Making the SAT less scary

For any high school student even thinking about college, one of the hurdles is getting past the stress-inducing SAT. Published September 28, 2008