11 Reasons We Hope the World Actually Ends Later Today

You know the deal: the world is ending today, Mayan Calendar, yadda yadda. You also know that it's extremely unlikely the world will crack in two later today, and that's a good thing, because the future looks pretty great. More Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel movies, Doctor Who's 50th, Adventure Time, Justice League,… » 12/21/12 10:00am 12/21/12 10:00am

How Long Before The Dystopian Fad Wears Off?

The bleaker our reality gets, the more we'll need bright, sunny escapism in our entertainment. But even though things are already looking pretty darn hard-scrabble, and we're still looking at another few years of eco-disasters, zombie holocausts and blighted landscapes in pop culture. Just how long will we be seeing… » 10/27/08 6:03pm 10/27/08 6:03pm