Queen Of The Tearling Is Pure Tasty Fantasy Candy

Writers like Joe Abercrombie have done a lot to bring dirty realism to fantasy books, while people like Jacqueline Carey have added dark sexuality and complex politics. But sometimes you just want an upbeat fantasy where women kick ass. And The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen is the perfect sunny fantasy book. » 8/01/14 4:00pm 48 minutes ago

Robert Downey Jr: "Avengers 2 Has The Best Bad Guy Plot I've Ever Read"

We got up close and super personal with the cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron and attempted to ask them questions that would reveal the inner soul of this apocalyptic action movie. And they struggled to answer everything, because spoilers. But Robert Downey Jr. still knows how to work a crowd. » 8/01/14 3:40pm Today 3:40pm

What's The Best (Or Worst) Voiceover Monologue At The Start Of A Movie?

Some movies just drop you in the deep end, and let you figure out what's going on. And some movies talk you through it. Opening voiceovers are a major component of science fiction and fantasy movies (see 50 of them here) and they can be wonderful. Or just god-bananas-awful. But what are the best? And the worst? » 8/01/14 2:37pm Today 2:37pm

The Biggest Mistakes People Make When They Start A Webcomic

Want to start your very first webcomic? Great! But before you get in too deep, make sure that you avoid some of the most common mistakes that established folks in the field of webcomics see time and again. » 8/01/14 1:28pm Today 1:28pm

The Sad Saga of Korra: Or How a Network Screws Over its Fans

Exactly a week ago from today, fans of Nickelodeon's The Legend of Korra tuned their TV sets - for the last time - to see Korra's elemental-bending friends have an epic battle with Book Three's (that's Season 3, for the uninitiated) main villains (who each individually can bend one element, including their leader… » 8/01/14 4:18pm Today 4:18pm

Federal Employee Gets Fired After Writing An Article Criticizing Nukes

For 17 years, James Doyle was a nuclear policy specialist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Then he wrote an article that made the case for getting rid of nuclear weapons. After that, his computer was seized, he was accused of releasing classified information, and then he was fired. What happened? » 8/01/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm