If You Read One Thing Today, Make It This Canticle For Leibowitz Essay

Walter M. Miller's three-part novel A Canticle for Leibowitz is one of the acknowledged classics of science fiction... that doesn't get talked about nearly enough. Over in the New Yorker, there's a fascinating, must-read essay about this book, putting it in context. » 10/23/14 1:30pm 22 minutes ago

The Guy Behind Flash And Arrow Is Making A "Subversive" Archie TV Show

But this time it's not DC. Instead, comic book TV show wonder-producer Greg Berlanti is taking the long-running Archie comic to the Fox network, where it will be "a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life" titled Riverdale. » 10/23/14 1:20pm 32 minutes ago

Could Game Theory Be Used To Prevent Human Extinction?

Game theory is a powerful tool for understanding strategic behavior in economics, business, and politics. But some experts say its true power may lie in its ability to help us navigate a perilous future. » 10/23/14 11:20am Today 11:20am

The 10 Most Expensive Flops In Television History

Every time a TV show gets greenlit, it's a huge gamble. Networks stake millions of dollars on risky ideas, that need to bring back audiences week after week. Sometimes it pays off — Lost and Game of Thrones cost a lot of money — but sometimes it doesn't. Here are the 10 most expensive failed TV shows of all time. » 10/23/14 10:26am Today 10:26am

In Defense of Button Mashing

The first time I played Tekken 3, I was hilariously bad. I was used to 2D fighting games, where the buttons corresponded with attack strength, and tapping 'Up' meant 'Jump.' This new, 3D genre, where each button corresponded with an attacking limb and tapping 'Up' meant 'Sidestep' (pressing 'Up' still meant 'Jump'),… » 10/23/14 12:48pm Today 12:48pm