Turn $ into Galactic Credits with the amazing Scifi Currency Converter

Want to know how many dollars Star Trek's Federation Credits, Star Wars' Galactic Credits, or Fallout's Bottle Caps are worth? What about how Harry Potter's Galleons compare to Game of Thrones' Silver Stags? Then check out this amazing Scifi Currency Converter for all your fictional money conversion needs. » 6/27/13 9:20am 6/27/13 9:20am

Batman's foes grace these defaced North Korean dollar bills

German artist Aslan Malik put paint to US dollar bills to create his presidential Justice League series. Now he's used a similar technique, but a different currency, for some of DC's villains. His Injustice League of North Korea uses won notes as a canvas for Gotham's most notorious villains. » 5/04/13 5:00pm 5/04/13 5:00pm

The way we measure box office success is completely broken

A ticket to a 3D movie can cost $15. Tickets to a Friday night showing cost $10.50 at one theater and $12 at the cineplex down the block. A seat for a matinee costs $5. That's quite the variation! But if tickets do not cost the same from time to time and from theater to theater, why measure movie success in terms of… » 2/07/12 7:00am 2/07/12 7:00am

The Neo-Medieval Habits of Tomorrow's Ruling Classes

In one of those quirky "lifestyles of the rich" stories, Fortune magazine recently highlighted Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg's new hobby: slaughtering animals for food. This bloody-minded pursuit has been popular among the young and privileged for years now. Though the "killing your own meat" movement is being… » 5/27/11 11:00am 5/27/11 11:00am