Margaret Atwood: The War Against Climate Change Is Our Battle For Middle Earth


When I was asked to do a piece for Gizmodo and io9, I confess I went a bit silly. I had the idea of describing a Lord of the Rings parallel universe, using the climactic scene in which the Dark Tower tumbles down, the Nazguls perish, the Ring is destroyed, the good guys win, and a new day dawns. »5 minutes ago12/01/15 1:20pm


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Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. »10 minutes ago12/01/15 1:15pm

Damon Lindelof Admits Keeping Khan's Identity a Secret In Into Darkness Was a Bad Idea

Star Trek Into Darkness had plenty of unfortunate flaws, but if there’s one thing that it’s still mocked for, it’s how the production team approached keeping the identity of Benedict Cumberbatch’s villain away from moviegoers. Two years after the film came out, they’re finally starting to admit that was a mistake. »15 minutes ago12/01/15 1:10pm

The final issue of Marvel’s Secret Wars event has been delayed to January 6th.

The final issue of Marvel’s Secret Wars event has been delayed to January 6th. Secret Wars was meant to end in early October, ahead of Marvel’s universal reboot. The addition of a new issue, and this new delay mean that we’ll have spent three months experiencing the fallout of Secret Wars before it actually finishes. »Today 12:10pm12/01/15 12:10pm

How to Break Your Netflix Binge-Watching Habit

Vegging out in front of the TV can be a fun activity for a lazy Sunday, but while you’re binge-watching every episode of Jessica Jones, your weekend is passing you by. On Monday you’ll wonder where all that time went that you’d planned to use to fix up the house, read a book, and hang out with friends. »Today 12:07pm12/01/15 12:07pm

Earth's Tropical Rainforests Could Look Completely Different By the End of the Century

In 2005, an intense heatwave struck a mountaintop rainforest in northeast Australia. Accounts of the event were rather apocalyptic: birds dropping dead out of the sky; entire patches of forest withering to a crisp. But the biggest casualty of all was a snow-white furball that scampered amongst the branches at the… »Today 11:42am12/01/15 11:42am

Gwendoline Christie in a Star Wars Dress Holding a Blaster Is an Early Christmas Gift to Us All

Look. It’s officially December. That means a) Christmas is just 24 days away, and b), Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a mere 17 days away. So treat yourself to the impossibly delightful Gwendoline Christie in an amazing Captain Phasma dress, wielding a blaster rifle like the goddamn boss of the Galaxy she is. »Today 11:00am12/01/15 11:00am

On Gotham, Gordon’s a Villain, Bruce Wayne Is Jesus, and Everything Else Is Also Insane

If you were at all worried that Gotham would somehow have run out of complete and total insanity prior to its fall finale, “Worse Than a Crime” must have been quite a comfort to you. For instance, James Gordon became a straight-up villain, and that wasn’t even close to the craziest thing that happened last night. »Today 10:30am12/01/15 10:30am

The Doctor Who Christmas Special Gets a Name—And a New Sonic Screwdriver!

This year, Doctor Who fans will have the shortest ever wait between the end of a season and the show’s now-traditional Christmas special—which is bringing Alex Kingston’s adventurer River Song back as a wildly divisive present under the tree. But she’s not the only thing making a return: The Doctor’s favorite toy is… »Today 9:27am12/01/15 9:27am

Could Iron Man and Captain America Have Roles To Play In Spider-Man?

JJ Abrams talks keeping Star Wars secret. Anna Paquin wants to return to the X-Men movies. Arrow teases trials for Oliver and Felicity’s relationship. Supergirl gets more episodes. Plus–set pictures from Wonder Woman, clips from Star Wars Rebels and Agents of SHIELD, and a new promo for Agent Carter. Spoilers Now! »Today 9:00am12/01/15 9:00am

Come Celebrate James Tiptree, Jr. With Ursula K. Le Guin and David Gerrold!

This is an incredible event. If you’re anywhere near Eugene, OR, this weekend, you should absolutely go to the University of Oregon for their two-day James Tiptree, Jr. symposium. Featuring Tiptree’s biographer, Julie Philips, plus authors Ursula K. Le Guin, David Gerrold and Suzy McKee Charnas. »Yesterday 10:00pm11/30/15 10:00pm

The UN’s New Report on Asian Teenagers and HIV Is Just Heart-Breaking

We’re making progress in the fight against HIV around the world, but it’s still very unevenly distributed. And the United Nations’ brand new report on HIV infections among teenagers in Asia is pretty upsetting. Some 50,000 Asian teens (aged 15-19) became HIV-positive in 2014 alone, and a total of 220,000 adolescents… »Yesterday 8:40pm11/30/15 8:40pm