What If You Awoke One Morning Transformed Into A Robot?

Acclaimed Japanese director Oriza Hirata is releasing a stage production of Kafka's surrealist classic The Metamorphosis. But in this production, our tortured protagonist does not wake to find himself transformed into a bug. Instead, he's an android. And remarkably, an actual robot gets to star in the show. » 10/09/14 7:20am 10/09/14 7:20am

Nat Geo Wild's Radical Approach to Science TV: Being Truthful

Science television in America has had a rough few years. We've been told that mermaids exist (they don't) and that Megalodon lives (it doesn't). Investigative journalists have discovered that some wildlife shows mistreat animals. But Nat Geo Wild has largely bucked the trend of misleading or lying outright to viewers. » 9/18/14 5:29pm 9/18/14 5:29pm

The Best Museum Perks You've Probably Been Missing Out On

When most of us think of museums, we hearken back to field trips where we quietly walk through halls of elaborate, sometimes tedious exhibits. However, museums have so much more to offer that the general public may not be aware of. Here are just a few of the amazing services you can find at your local museum. » 6/04/14 2:45pm 6/04/14 2:45pm

Everything You Need to Know to Survive a Convention

When Summer gets started, the conventions come out to play (and don't stop until Christmas). Whether you're gearing up for Comic Con, Dragon Con, PAX, Comikaze, E3, Momocon, or any of the other hundreds of other cons, there are a few survival tips that can help maximize the fun. » 5/21/14 4:29pm 5/21/14 4:29pm

​I've figured out all the problems with Agents of SHIELD

Let me be upfront and say anyone expecting "The Hub" to be as epic as all its "Level 8 Clearance" promos implied it was going to be was surely disappointed. But despite my early misgivings, I ended up liking the episode a lot, although probably not for the reasons the showrunners hoped. But what most strikes me most… » 11/13/13 8:45am 11/13/13 8:45am

Kevin Smith has seen Ben Affleck's Batman suit and says it's fantastic

Good news for everyone who is tired of watching Batman put on varying styles of matte black armor in all of his movies — director and pal of Ben Affleck Kevin Smith says Zack Snyder has shown him the new costume, and that it will be totally different from anything that's come before in the Bat-movies. » 11/11/13 11:40am 11/11/13 11:40am

New Transformers 4 promo art reveals Optimus Prime riding Grimlock

This (admittedly fuzzy) picture comes from an unknown trade show, where toy companies like Hasbro ignore movie spoilers in hopes of inspiring buyers to carry their merchandise. And what could be a more inspiring site than a sword-wielding Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots, riding Grimlock in his dinosaur mode into… » 11/08/13 1:30pm 11/08/13 1:30pm

Massive trailer for Studio Ghibli's hauntingly beautiful new movie

Do you have three minutes? Do you like beauty? Then I highly recommend to take some time to watch this new, lengthy trailer for Studio Ghibli's new film The Tale of Princess Kaguya. Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies) directed this gorgeous movie based on the classic Japanese legend The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. » 11/07/13 1:40pm 11/07/13 1:40pm