Oregon Was Founded As a Racist Utopia

When Oregon was granted statehood in 1859, it was the only state in the Union admitted with a constitution that forbade black people from living, working, or owning property there. It was illegal for black people even to move to the state until 1926. Oregon's founding is part of the forgotten history of racism in the… »1/21/15 11:24am1/21/15 11:24am

Tons of Rumors About Game of Thrones And Batman v. Superman!

Lucasfilm may have met with yet another potential Star Wars director. Does Batman's next Batsuit have a much brighter color scheme? Find out when we'll see James McAvoy play Victor Frankenstein. Colin Trevorrow gives a new glimpse of a Jurassic World dinosaur. And what's in Malcolm Merlyn's vial on Arrow? Spoilers now! »6/19/14 9:00am6/19/14 9:00am

Will Avengers 2 pave the way for Black Panther and Black Widow movies?

A Game of Thrones star says the show could become a movie. David Fincher is remaking the British series Utopia in the U.S. Find out why Cap's costume is changing in Captain America 2. A new promo may have answered a major Walking Dead question. And a familiar face is coming to Person of Interest. Spoilers now! »2/14/14 9:00am2/14/14 9:00am

How My Little Pony's Equestria resembles Plato's utopian Republic

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic draws on everything from the musicals of Stephen Sondheim to Lord of the Rings. But is their a classic philosophical touch to the social structure of pony-filled land of Equestria? An essay on the aptly titled site Overthinking It examines the parallels between Equestria and… »12/22/12 1:30pm12/22/12 1:30pm

Things From Thomas More's Utopia That Have Come True Today

You probably think we'll never actually live in Utopia — because Utopia is a perfect society that can never be achieved in real life. But think again. Thomas More's Utopia, the book that gave us the word for a perfect society in the first place, contains a large number of somewhat wacky descriptions of how the… »12/11/12 4:14pm12/11/12 4:14pm