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BOOK REVIEW: The Heir of Night by Helen Lowe

BOOK REVIEW: The Heir of Night by Helen Lowe

By Swapna KrishnaMay 29, 2012

The Heir of Night, the first in a four-book series called The Wall of Night, might be an “adult” fantasy novel, but it certainly has wide-ranging appeal. The main character, Malian, is the teenage heir to the House of Night. In the world of Haarth,...More  →

Game of Thrones, Season 2, Episode 9 RECAP

Game of Thrones, Season 2, Episode 9 RECAP

By Eric SiegelsteinMay 29, 2012

Finally, after eighteen episodes of people talking about battles, preparing for battles, or having major battles happen offscreen, Game of Thrones shows us an enormous battle in its entirety. Stannis’s fleet has arrived at King’s Landing, and all other storylines are dropped for the moment...More  →

Transmedia Tuesday: Interview with Daniel Knauf About BXX Haunted

Transmedia Tuesday: Interview with Daniel Knauf About BXX Haunted

By ChauntonMay 29, 2012

Those of you already familiar with Daniel Knauf probably know him as the writer and creator of HBO’s brilliantly strange dustbowl circus drama, Carnivàle. Knauf’s newest project is a free, online experience called Bxx: Haunted. (Bxx is pronounced “box.”)...More  →

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  →