The Chilling 1948 Kidnapping That Inspired Lolita (But Was Way Scarier)

History remembers her as “the real Lolita,” because young Florence “Sally” Horner’s grim ordeal helped inspire Nabokov’s novel. But the author drew on multiple sources for his famous tale, so it’s not an exact retelling. And Sally’s real-life kidnapping was much worse than the fictional version. » 6/30/15 7:20pm 49 minutes ago

Sports Medicine Journal Reveals Our Childhood Coaches Tried To Kill Us

Remember when you were a kid and all your coaches and camp counselors and those vaguely hippie-ish guys who took your youth group hiking would tell you to drink, even when you weren’t thirsty? Turns out they were trying to murder you. » 6/30/15 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

Frank Miller’s All Star Batman & Robin Is So Bad, It's Actually Awesome

In 2005, DC teamed legendary Batman comic writer Frank Miller and equally legendary artist Jim Lee for what they clearly hoped would be the ultimate Batman comic. What they got was a comic in which Batman called Robin “retarded.” In short, they got the worst Batman comic ever made. And I love it. » 6/30/15 2:34pm Today 2:34pm

In This Week's Comics, Canada Defends Itself From an American Invasion

Oh, and did we mention that the U.S. brought giant robots with them? And that this was written by Saga’s Brian K. Vaughn? We Stand On Guard leads the charge of all the coolest new comics starting this week, but it’s not all there is: Barb Wire makes her return! Space Knights! Grant Morrison madness! And more! » 6/30/15 2:20pm Today 2:20pm

Hot Toys' Latest Toy is the Ultimate "Old Arnold Schwarzenegger" Figure

It feels like it’s easy to forget that Hot Toys makes figures for things that aren’t Marvel or Star Wars, but this latest reveal is an excellent reminder—and also means NECA’s own “Old Man Arnie” figure has to step down from is position as the ultimate plastic Schwarzenegger. » 6/30/15 4:40pm Today 4:40pm

What Are The Best Short Stories of the Year So Far? (June 2015 edition)

It’s a grand time to be a fan of short-form speculative literature. There are dozens of magazines, many of which are consistently amazing, publishing hundreds of stories on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis. Here’s the problem: there are dozens of magazines, publishing hundreds of stories. » 6/30/15 12:47pm Today 12:47pm

Why Genisys Had to Destroy Terminator In Order to Save It

Sometimes in order to make something new, you have to get rid of the old. And certainly, after the last few movies in the Terminator series, the franchise desperately needed something new. We spoke to Genisys writers Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier, as well as director Alan Taylor to discuss how the newest… » 6/30/15 12:00pm Today 12:00pm