​Why America Will Never Truly Be Able To Make Its Own Anime

Hello, folks. I'm sorry for the absence of last week's mail column; suffice it to say there was some… difficulty in escaping the intelligent apes, and I couldn't get to it without endangering myself. In related news, if you ever go to Ape City, they will no longer be fooled by ape costumes. Just FYI. Now, on with the… » 9/17/14 8:02am 4 minutes ago

Israeli Archaeologist Discovers Huge Monument Older Than The Pyramids

For years, archaeologists have been puzzled by a 492-foot-long structure near the Sea of Galilee. While some believed it to be the remnants of a wall, new findings indicate that no city was nearby. Instead, an archaeologist says it was a monument built in the shape of a crescent moon between 3050 B.C. and 2650 B.C. » 9/17/14 7:40am 27 minutes ago

Spartacus Star Gets Ready To Torment Arrow As Captain Boomerang

The newest DC villain to joined the DC TV universe? The ridiculous-sounding, super-Australian, yet actually quite deadly Captain Boomerang, who will appear in this season of Arrow and be played by Nick Tarabay. He joins Manu Bennett as one of many Spartacus stars who have come to the DC TV universe. » 9/17/14 6:30am Today 6:30am

Marvel Casts A Key Role, While Star Wars Gains A Cameo From James Bond

The Venom movie is still trying to decide which iteration of the character to base the film on. How long will it take Oliver to find Thea on Arrow? Jessica Lange describes her circus owner in American Horror Story. And Ben Mackenzie details the difficulties of being a good cop in Gotham. Spoilers now! » 9/17/14 6:00am Today 6:00am

Lauren Beukes Explains How to Tell Great Stories About The Internet

We live much of our lives online — and even the parts we don't are still touched in hundreds of ways by our digital presences. And yet TV, movies, and books struggle to portray the crossover between our digital and physical worlds in a way that feels real. Here, author Lauren Beukes gives us her take on it. » 9/16/14 4:20pm Yesterday 4:20pm

Relive The Glory Days – Get 25% Off The NES30 Bluetooth Controller

Touchscreens are okay, but controllers are better. What's better than a controller? A quality retro one like the NES 30. Playing with this controller is straight nostalgia – only improved. For a little while, io9 readers can grab 25% off the NES30 (w/ free shipping, of course). For $29.99, it's an easy choice. » 9/12/14 2:57pm Friday 2:57pm