Are you ready for another sexy vampire soap opera? Just a couple years after its Dracula show crashed and burned, NBC is ready to try again. Greg Berlanti, producer of The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl will make a pilot called Brides, which follows three female vampires as they live in modern New York City. »
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Despite being Doctor Who’s Doctor a whole year now, Peter Capaldi’s not had much luck getting a decent figure of himself—the first one was absolutely dreadful, and although there’s a pretty decent 1/6th scale version on the way, it’s a lot pricier than most people are willing to pay. Enter this new, 5” figure...… »
Left brain, right brain, BS! Today we are uniting the arts and the sciences, which means that we want your best science-based poetry. Haiku, sonnet, free verse—even the lowly limerick. All are welcome. »
In the next decade, fans are going to see Boba Fett back on the big screen. Lucasfilm has almost certainly been working on a spinoff film starring the famous bounty hunter and while it’s not yet confirmed, it’s coming. What might it look like? Director Eric Demeusy has an idea he’d like to show you.
Everybody loves role-playing games (unless you’re irrationally worried about Satan.) Escaping into a fantasy world, surrounded by like-minded nerds, is just the best thing ever. Except when it isn’t, because someone is deciding to be a total Gelatinous Cube. Here are some of your worst RPG horror stories. »
Many scientists believe that the Earth is approaching another mass extinction event. Between deforestation, pollution, hunting, and general human encroachment, all sorts of species are at risk of going extinct. In this week’s future, humans give up on saving species where they live and instead put them in armored zoos. »
So you just woke up from a nine-year coma, you’re missing an arm, and there’s a giant horn implanted in your forehead. Whatcha gonna do? »
I know in the Venn diagram of “science fiction lovers” and “classic Greek and Roman literature,” there’s not exactly a ton of overlap. But for those like myself who are fans of both, or for those who enjoy taking a more scholarly examination of scifi, have I got a book for you.
Research on the biological origins of human sexual orientation remains controversial (and poorly funded), and more than two decades of slow work is starting to reveal a much more complex process than anyone first suspected.
If you’ve been salivating for Star Wars: The Force Awakens without an outlet for that excitement, you haven’t watched Star Wars Rebels. Its home on Disney XD allowed some to write it off as just a kids’ show, but Rebels is much more than that. And now, you can devour the first season on Blu-ray. »
Things I love: Pegafish, Moo-dusa, “Release the cracker!” Things that are clear improvements over the 2010 version of this film: Cookie Monster instead of Sam Worthington. Plus, this one comes with a lesson on focus and memory. Everything here is better than the 2010 film. »