The City Is a Crossroads: Daniel José Older on Protest Art and Urban Lit

This week, Gawker Review of Books is running interviews with three authors from the world of speculative fiction, discussing their work and their place within the evolving genre. Our final interview is with Daniel José Older, author of the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, which debuted in January with the… » 5/16/15 2:30pm 5/16/15 2:30pm

Marc Guggenheim On Arrow, Legends Of Tomorrow And His New Comic

You probably best know Marc Guggenheim as the creator of Arrow, but he was a comic writer and fan long before Stephen Amell ever grabbed a bow. Now he’s returning to comic book stores with The Infinite Adventures of Jonas Quantum, and we got the details — including what’s in store for DC’s TV universe this fall. » 5/15/15 12:48pm 5/15/15 12:48pm

All Futures Are Political: a Q&A With Spec-Fic Author Alaya Dawn Johnson

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For a super-genre known for its imagination of radically different worlds and futurescapes, speculative fiction has always been considerably conservative. Spec-fic—an umbrella term encompassing science-fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, and some in-between works—has often contrasted fantastic worlds of… » 5/12/15 10:38am 5/12/15 10:38am

An Anonymous Cop Is Here to Answer All Your Questions About the Police

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Police officers turn up a lot in Gawker stories, but unless they’re a department commissioner giving a press conference or a union leader loudly berating a public official, it’s rare that they actually have a voice. What does the average beat cop think about Darren Wilson or Daniel Pantaleo? What is he looking for… » 3/17/15 11:57am 3/17/15 11:57am

How Sharlto Copley Became Chappie And Why Hugh Jackman Has To Kill Him

Sharlto Copley (District 9) brought the titular robot of Chappie to life, thanks to performance capture and director Neill Blomkamp, but as it turns out everyone wanted him dead. We spoke with the Chappie'scast — Copley, Hugh Jackman and Sigourney Weaver — about the violence they inflicted upon this adorable robot. » 3/05/15 2:00pm 3/05/15 2:00pm

"How Did This Turn Into A Flirty Thing?" Amy Acker Talks Root And Shaw

The new season of Person of Interest plunged us into a dystopian A.I.-monitored world. And all of a sudden, Root is the linchpin of everything, as she helps the undercover Machine Gang. We talked to Amy Acker about Root's new role, her flirtation with Shaw, and whether Root will be meeting Samaritan's right-hand woman… » 9/29/14 4:13pm 9/29/14 4:13pm

The One Time Rick And Morty Almost Went Too Far

For an enlightening peek inside the mind of series creator Justin Roiland before the show's first season finale, check out his interview with Animation World Network. Roiland talks about everything from getting the news about season two to the controversial near-rape scene in "Meeseeks and Destroy." » 4/14/14 4:51pm 4/14/14 4:51pm

The Year's First Must-See Horror Movie Is So Much More Than That

Jennifer Kent's Australian thriller The Babadook is of the big success stories from this year's Sundance Film Festival. The story seems standard enough: A boogieman character named the Babadook terrorizes a single mother, Amelia (Essie Davis) and her son Samuel (Noah Wiseman), who's so poorly behaved, he's a bit of a… » 3/28/14 1:20pm 3/28/14 1:20pm

Mike Mignola's Favorite Artwork From Hellboy's Last 20 Years

On Saturday, March 22nd, Mike Mignola's Hellboy will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of his first comic with celebratory events in comic stores around the world and a massive collection of Mignola's artwork, titled Hellboy: The First 20 Years. We asked the artist to pick his favorite 10 pieces, and… » 3/21/14 1:00pm 3/21/14 1:00pm

A Wonderful Interview with Frank Drake

In June 2012, SETI Institute Board Member Andrew Fraknoi sat down with astrophysicist Frank Drake, father of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, for a fantastic 45-minute interview about Drake's current projects at SETI and the history of his research – including the work that led to the famous equation of … » 2/04/14 10:30am 2/04/14 10:30am

Ever Wonder How Tumblrs Turn Into Books? One Writer's Story

Tim Manley, author of Alice in Tumblr-land: And Other Fairy Tales for a New Generation, is living the Tumblr dream right now — his blog, Fairy Tales for Twenty-Somethings, was published by Penguin this fall. Here, we discuss his blog's momentum, his creative process, and the nitty-gritty details of how blogs become… » 11/21/13 2:13pm 11/21/13 2:13pm

Will Oliver be more careful with his secret identity in Arrow season 2?

Tonight sees the season premiere of Arrow, last year's most exciting new show. We caught up with stars Stephen Amell and David Ramsey, plus Malcolm Merlyn actor John Barrowman back at Comic-Con, and they explained to us how Oliver's failure at the end of season one will affect what happens in season two. » 10/09/13 1:25pm 10/09/13 1:25pm

Our exclusive interview with legendary fantasy artist Brom!

Brom is only 48, which is pretty young to have his career summed up in a single book. But the recently released The Art of Brom does just that, from his humble beginnings (seriously, you have to see the dinosaur picture he drew when he was 5) to his reign as one of the fantasy world’s biggest artists to his more… » 8/22/13 9:00am 8/22/13 9:00am

Why Google banned brainteasers from their interview process

How many piano tuners are there in the city of Chicago? As recently as a couple of years ago, knowing how to approach a brainteaser like this might have helped land you a job at Google. The company used to pose stumpers like this in a lot of their interviews, but the practice was recently banned. In a recent interview… » 6/25/13 3:30pm 6/25/13 3:30pm