We finally know who's playing Captain Underpants on the big screen!

The Captain Underpants books are among the most banned reading material in the world. They're brilliantly subversive and weird, and a refreshingly dotty spin on superhero lore. And now, they're becoming an animated movie, with Ed Helms as Captain Underpants himself. » 1/22/14 11:46am 1/22/14 11:46am

The Most Frequently Banned Book of 2012: Captain Underpants?

Yep. Self-appointed guardians of morality aren't trying to protect our kids from To Kill a Mockingbird nearly as often as the Captain Underpants books, which to be fair have "underpants" in their title. That's the shocking revelation from this year's Banned Books Week. » 9/24/13 5:40pm 9/24/13 5:40pm

The new Captain Underpants book proves that time travel can still be a…

Time travel is one of the funnest concepts in science fiction — you can meet yourself, you can have Joan of Arc wreak havoc in a shopping mall, you can shred on the guitar in the 1950s. But all too often, people get hung up on trying to be clever, or fancy, or deep. » 1/10/13 3:00pm 1/10/13 3:00pm

People Who Gained Superpowers From Being Brainwashed

We all act like being mind-wiped and reprogrammed is such a bad thing — but is it always? Sometimes having your personality or identity scrubbed away like so much grout scum is just a great way to make room for new stuff. Like killer ninja skills. Or superpowers. » 8/31/11 5:42pm 8/31/11 5:42pm