Take 'em all

This Badass Day in History: September 25

WE THE PEOPLE of the United States probably wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for days like today. Why is that? Because September 25 is one of the most important days on the calendar for this […]


Maybe it's you, not her.

The Friendzone: Where His Cowardice Is Her Fault

The “friendzone” is the idea that women place poor men into a region where they’ll never have sex. It was invented by frustrated men upset that women won’t sleep with them, and is more embarrassing […]


And coming next spring: Mindsouler

Review: Timothy Zahn’s ‘Soulminder’

Fans of Star Wars beyond the movies might recognize Timothy Zahn as the Hugo Award-winning author who wrote Heir to the Empire, in which he introduced the world to the nefarious Grand Admiral Thrawn. As […]



Doctor Who’s Next?

Every few years Doctor Who becomes a terrible joke as people wonder Who’ll become spacetime’s most charismatic and jurisdiction-escaping abductor of young women. Peter Capaldi has already taken control of the TARDIS, insamuch as that […]


A successful conclusion

Cocktail Cabinet: Brightly Colored Bottles

Impressive and effective are two different things. The most enjoyable option is both. A mere drinks cabinet can restrict itself to the colors of a glazed autumn, a beautiful array of ambers and clarity, but […]


There aren't enough weaponized landscapes in racing games.

4 Racing Games that Need Sequels

Racing games are about speed and winning. That’s how you short circuit human adrenal glands. The recently released Mario Kart 8 is reminding an entire generation of how racers rule, a game so great it doesn’t […]


We suggest replacing it with Rancid's "Liberty and Freedom."

Why Nobody Sings All Four Verses of the Star-Spangled Banner

Due to a combination of raw talent and being related to owner of the local baseball team, Biff received the opportunity of a lifetime — sing the National Anthem in front of several thousand pleasantly […]


Ride the lightning down to party town.

The Time Traveler’s Guide to Partying Down

The home computer. The Large Hadron Collider. The Real Girl. We sit upon a rising crest of technological innovation. Is it so ridiculous, then, to assume that a human being may one day travel through […]


Old-school Superman let you know real fast whose town you were in.

The Lamest Copies of ‘Action Comics’ #1

For three-quarters of a century nothing has lived up to its name as hard as Action Comics #1. And you know that’s true because on Sunday it once again set the record for the highest […]


Except Buddy Holly. Buddy Holly is perfect forever.

The Rock Festival Circle of Life

Music festivals are great, and rock music festivals in particular are something special. It’s not just about the music, it’s the attitude, the excuse to clock out of reality for a couple of days and […]



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