You cannot handle Chris Hadfield as David Bowie

Earlier this year, astronaut Chris Hadfield blew our minds with the most epic cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity," ever performed. Now, he's gone and done himself up Bowie-style for the cover of Maclean's, and it is the definition of perfection. » 10/02/13 2:23pm 10/02/13 2:23pm

When Keeping It Skeptical In Science Fiction Goes Wrong

A defining thread of modern scientific thought is skepticism, the tendency to question accepted ideas until evidence is found to confirm or reject them. But what do skeptics do in worlds of magic, aliens, and other matters fantastic? » 3/24/10 1:00pm 3/24/10 1:00pm

This Week's Comics: Babes, Zombies And The Love Of Fat Cobra

If there was one word to describe this week's (one day late, due to the holiday) haul of new comics, that word may be "brutal". Brutal on your wallet, that is; it's a week of big name books from both Marvel and DC, plus some indies that are worth your time and attention. No matter whether you're looking for the end of… » 5/28/08 9:00am 5/28/08 9:00am

Eight Reasons Why The Hero's Journey Sucks

We've been somewhat shocked to see so many people defending Joseph Campbell in the comments on our hero's journey post. Hey, we got stoned and read The Hero With A Thousand Faces in college, just like everybody else, and we thought it was super deep. All those primal archetypes and spiritual patterns were totally… » 1/17/08 9:00am 1/17/08 9:00am