Animal Planet Is Making A Moby Dick TV Movie From The Whale's POV

Animal Planet is mostly known for reality TV series about hell cats who piss all over their owner's furniture, but now the animal-centric station is getting into scripted TV, thanks to Moby Dick. » 4/03/14 7:30am 4/03/14 7:30am

Brooches Made From Classic Books Let You Wear Your Favorite Words

If you're the sort of person who likes to wear your literary tastes on your sleeve—or your lapel—these brooches might be for you. Each one is made from the pages of a classic book—Moby Dick, Watership Down, the tales of Sherlock Holmes—highlighting not just the stories, but also the words themselves. » 3/20/14 8:40am 3/20/14 8:40am

Space Moby Dick: The Movie is actually happening

Call me Spaceman Ishmael! The next movie from We Need to Talk About Kevin scribes Lynne Ramsay and Rory Kinnear just got backed by Scott Pictures. Which means, we're one big step closer to seeing Captain Ahab chase down a space whale in the big black sky. Officially titled Mobius, this movie is based off the classic… » 10/03/12 8:30am 10/03/12 8:30am

Ride China Miéville's Crazy Train in Railsea

Railsea, the new young adult novel by China Miéville, is quite literary but playful — with vast molehills of brilliant worldbuilding & lots & lots of ampersands. Utterly unlike any of the many shmoopy vampires & dystopian romances out there, one wonders whether this novel will find an eager audience among teenaged… » 5/10/12 4:20pm 5/10/12 4:20pm

These incredible posters illustrate two stories with a single image

At first glance, this looks like a poster for Harry Potter, but is there something more going on? These posters illustrate famous stories with minimalist images, but hide a second story inside. » 4/14/12 8:00am 4/14/12 8:00am

How a Debut Novelist Sold a Book About the Battle Between Two…

Who says giant, thrilling space opera is dead? British author John Love just sold his debut novel, Faith, to Nightshade Books, and it has a huge widescreen premise that sounds like the perfect mix of space battles and politics. » 7/18/11 2:35pm 7/18/11 2:35pm

Short film shows off what's left of New York City's Mole People

Urban explorers from Undercity took their cameras down below and into NYC's century old sewer systems, abandoned subway stations, and inside the Lincoln Tunnel to see the remnants of the society of tunnel folk. Watch what they uncovered. » 1/02/11 7:07pm 1/02/11 7:07pm

On the principle motivating spirit of monsters

King Kong's monstrous motivations aren't the same as Dracula's — one wants a castle made of bananas, the other a swimming pool full of hemoglobin — but, on a psychological level, their motivations differ too. Here's Chris Braak's monster taxonomy. » 10/30/10 11:00am 10/30/10 11:00am

2010 Moby Dick: the fail whale cometh

Not to be confused with the Danny Glover dragon-centric Moby Dick, this whale story is grounded in reality, sort of. Plus get a better look at the future social networking brain-to-brain in 0000. And finally, Ghost Shark! » 8/15/10 4:50pm 8/15/10 4:50pm

Xena's Renee O'Connor is trapped aboard a mysterious spacecraft, in…

The long-awaited webseries Ark, starring Renee O'Connor (Gabrielle from Xena) is finally online, and we talked to O'Connor about the secret conspiracy behind the mysterious ark in space. And O'Connor also told us about her scifi version of Moby Dick. » 7/29/10 4:30pm 7/29/10 4:30pm

"Wanted" Director Hunts a Superpowered White Whale

Timur Bekmambetov will be revisiting superpowered assassins with his sequel to Wanted, but he's already looking to his next project, a contemporary adaptation of Moby Dick. But this being Bekmambetov, his whales and whale hunters will have their own superpowers. » 8/10/09 10:30am 8/10/09 10:30am