Which Character Is A Hero To Us, But A War Criminal To The Other Side?

Sometimes, one culture's hero is another culture's villain — especially if they were on opposite sides of a conflict. Everybody always says that the winners write history, but often both sides have different versions. So which character is either a savior or a butcher, depending on whom you ask? » 8/20/14 3:30pm Wednesday 3:30pm

Who's The Most Versatile Creator In Science Fiction And Fantasy?

Science fiction and fantasy are huge, diverse genres. They include a million different styles, tones and types of storytelling. And a few especially talented or adventurous individuals have managed to explore a lot of different approaches to science fiction and fantasy in their careers. But who's the most versatile… » 8/15/14 2:00pm 8/15/14 2:00pm

Who's Your Favorite Character Who Went To Insane Lengths For Revenge?

Some great science fiction and fantasy characters are motivated by love, or greed, or a thirst for justice... but a lot of the most unforgettable characters are motivated by a desire for vengeance. What's your favorite story about a character who paid a high price to punish those who had wronged him or her? » 8/14/14 2:00pm 8/14/14 2:00pm

What's Your Favorite Obsolete Technological Term That People Still Use?

We live in a time of super-rapid technological change. CDs replaced vinyl, only to be replaced in turn by digital downloads. But language doesn't change as fast — we talk about camera shutters, touching that dial, and "tuning in." What's your favorite obsolete term that's still used all the time? » 8/13/14 7:00am 8/13/14 7:00am

Has One of Your Teachers Ever Tried to Teach You Fake Science?

Science education has always been political. School boards sometimes order teachers to instruct their students that evolution is "just one theory," or to leave sexual reproduction out of health classes. Teachers themselves sometimes insert their pet theories into science classes. Has this happened to you? » 8/11/14 7:00am 8/11/14 7:00am