Guys, I’m worried that I have been instantly Stockholm Syndromed by Gotham, much as the evil Ogre did to our non-beloved Barbara Kean. Because I actually kind of liked “The Anvil or the Hammer” — or at least parts of it. The insane parts, specifically.
One of the hardest parts of writing is knowing exactly where to stop. But which book do you think stopped just a little too early? »
Aside from having the coolest name for a moon ever, Hyperion is known for its potato-like shape and a surface that looks — and even acts — like a sponge. But as the Cassini spacecraft discovered back in 2005, this Saturnian moon also packs an unexpected punch. »
Marvel’s Spider-Man movie may have a revealing title. The Flash reveals a glorious look at Gorilla Grodd in action. Captain America: Civil War’s ultimate villain is confirmed. Plus, teasers for what’s to come on Game of Thrones, Outlander and more. Behold, spoilers! »
If you’ve ever wondered what the most important Wikipedia page was—about any topic—wonder no longer: a team of researchers has developed the first open Wikipedia ranking. Here’s what’s most important right now. »
This Russian Soyuz rocket is getting ready to launch a Progress spacecraft to carry supplies to the International Space Station, and it’s oddly gorgeous. Update: A problem with telemetry and spacecraft control have sent Progress spinning in space and thus far unable to rendezvous with the Space Station.
The roads around my house have emerged from the winter looking like the set from a WWII epic set on a war-torn Moon. Local government, as a rule, sucks at repairing car-eating potholes in a timely and effective manner — unless, that is, you surround said pothole with a brightly colored penis. »
In a lesson on focus — which Cookie pretty clearly lacks — Sesame Street takes on the climax of The Avengers as only they can. They also make a pretty good case for the Hulk being the most powerful of the Avengers, as Cookie destroys both Cap’s Shield and the Mighty Corn’s hammer. »
Now this is an interesting meshing of creator and fable. Disney has purchased Vince Gilligan’s (showrunner for Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul) new Jack and the Beanstalk story. *Insert Jack selling meth to the giant jokes here.* »
Johnny Depp has played Dillinger and Donnie Brasco, and this fall he’ll take on another famous gangster, Whitey Bulger. The trailer for Black Mass suggests the action will take place during Bulger’s 1970s heyday, but his tale has a contemporary hook: he was captured just four years ago after 16 on the lam. »
One of the premises of The Last Man on Earth is that Phil is not his best self when you start throwing other people into the mix. But the latest addition to the cul-de-sac hasn’t just disrupted Phil’s life. It has also sent another survivor spiraling out of control. »
Susanna Clarke’s magical alternate history Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell comes to television soon, and this trailer gives us a hint of what the return of English magic will look like. Meet Gilbert Norrell, Jonathan Strange, the Gentleman with the Thistle-Down Hair, and all the people in their magical orbit. »
If you’re ever feeling crappy about not getting recognition for your work, just remember that even Carl Sagan got negs from his scientific colleagues. In fact, he was never allowed into the National Academy of Sciences, despite all he did to popularize the scientific worldview. »