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5 Terrifying Movie Aliens

5 Terrifying Movie Aliens

By Steven RomanoMay 25, 2012

What with Men in Black 3 opening today, we've been thinking a lot about aliens. And not the hilarious ones you might find chasing Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones around. The really scary ones. Forget Jason, Chucky, and Freddy Krueger! Any nerdy movie buff...More  →

5 Books that Made Us Believe in Aliens

5 Books that Made Us Believe in Aliens

By Swapna KrishnaMay 25, 2012

Aliens. They ARE coming to get us. We can pretend that we're alone in the universe, but that's horribly arrogant and self-centered, isn't it? The fact is, there's almost no way there isn't life on other planets. The real question is whether there is intelligent...More  →

The World's Geekiest Travel Destinations

The World's Geekiest Travel Destinations

By Robert RunyonMay 25, 2012

Why not celebrate Geek pride day by taking a trip? There’s a stereotype about geeks that they have an aversion to travel or leaving familiar surroundings. They would much rather stay indoors and play video games. That stereotype, of course, is total hogwash. Many geeks...More  →

REVIEW: Game of Thrones, the Video Game

REVIEW: Game of Thrones, the Video Game

By Eric SiegelsteinMay 25, 2012

The Game of Thrones game, made with a lot of involvement from series author George R.R. Martin, puts players into the boots of two new characters in Westeros. There's Mors Westford, a grizzled Night's Watch ranger; and Alester Sarwyck, heir to a Lannister-affiliated house who...More  →

Five Books To Help Celebrate Your Inner Geek

Five Books To Help Celebrate Your Inner Geek

By Nuala McKennaMay 25, 2012

Today is national Geek Pride Day! And there are fewer things that celebrate being a geek more than immersing yourself in a good book. So we have assembled a collection of five books that should be on every geek’s must-read list....More  →

On LGBT Characters in Superhero Comics
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On LGBT Characters in Superhero Comics

By Eric GarneauMay 25, 2012

Given the recent news that a longtime DC hero (or villain, maybe) would soon be reintroduced as a "prominent gay character," not to mention the impending nuptials of Canadian mutant Northstar to his boyfriend Kyle Jinadu over in Marvel's Astonishing X-Men, it seems that mainstream...More  →

Fiction Writing Challenge: Denver UFO

Fiction Writing Challenge: Denver UFO

By Allison EmmMay 24, 2012

Greetings Masterminds! There are billions of quality stories out there, just waiting to be written. There are news clips that scream Biopunk, neo-folktales that need twist endings, and social systems that beg for satire. Would you let these stories go untold? I give you your first...More  →

Five Superheroes Who Would Be Better If They Weren't Trying to Beat People Up
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Five Superheroes Who Would Be Better If They Weren't Trying to Beat People Up

By Greg StoneMay 24, 2012

5) Magneto. Magneto has the power to manipulate metal. He once made his own asteroid into a space house where he lived. The major principle he believes in is Mutant Rights. So how does he help so-called mutant rights? He crushes people with steel girders....More  →

5 Craziest Government Conspiracies From the Movies

5 Craziest Government Conspiracies From the Movies

By Robert IsenbergMay 24, 2012

At long last, Men in Black 3 is coming to theaters. We will learn why Will Smith has to go back in time. We will see the mashup of Men in Black technology with Madmen aesthetics. And we will recoil at the uncanny resemblance of...More  →

Elementary: A Look at the Next Sherlock Holmes Interpretation
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Elementary: A Look at the Next Sherlock Holmes Interpretation

By Beth MishlerMay 24, 2012

When we heard there was yet another take on Sherlock Holmes green-lit for the fall TV schedule (Elementary, starring Jonny Lee Miller) our thoughts were: Really? This franchise is spreading faster than the hatred for King Joffrey in King’s Landing!...More  →