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  • Our Favorite Independent Bookstore Instagram Feeds

    From left to right: @powellsbooks, @booksaremagicbk, @literatibookstore, @harvardbookstore

    Independent Bookstore Day is April 29th! And while we wish we could suspend time and space just so we could visit all our favorite bookstores in one day, we can’t. Luckily, Instagram is there to transport us wherever we want to go. Here are our absolute favorite independent bookstores on Instagram.

  • The Most Regrettable Mythological Figures

    If you’ve read The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains by Jon Morris, you know he delivers on all things regrettable in the best possible way. But regrettable, larger than life figures didn’t start with comic books; mythology is chock-full of them! Here’s a taste of some of the most regrettable gods, monsters, and the folks who got mixed up with them.

  • Other Gallifreyans

    We all love the Doctor, love to hate the Master, and vaguely remember the Rani. But what of the other Time Lords we never hear about? Here’s a collection of inhabitants from the Doctor’s home planet of Gallifrey who have never appeared on the Doctor Who television show, the radio plays, or the numerous tie-in novels. Often with good reason.

  • Weirdest Shakespeare Adaptions Ever Made

    Around the world, Shakespearean theaters are celebrating the birth date (and possibly death date) of the most famous playwright in history. Whether you love the Bard’s works, like we do, or don’t get what all the fuss is about, it’s hard to deny how influential Billy Shakes has been on pretty much every author to come after him. Beloved movies like 10 Things I Hate About You, She’s the Man, the Lion King, and West Side Story wouldn’t have existed without Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, and Romeo and Juliet, respectively.

    But you know about those movies, right? We’re gonna get a little obscure, a little weird, and a little silly with these six bizarre adaptations of Shakespeare’s work.

  • How to Make Small Talk with an Alien Overlord

  • The Consequences of Time Travelers Who Meet Their Ancestors

    Time travel can be a tricky thing. One must avoid paradoxes, black holes, and alternate dimensions. But most importantly you must be careful when meeting your own ancestor. Here are a few fictional characters who learned that very lesson.

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