October 17, 2017 • Humor, Movies & Film, Television
Pop culture is full of leaders of all stripes, from starship captains, kings, and queens, to office managers and school principals. Some consistently inspire greatness, while others have turned slacking off and screwing up into an art form. Today we’ll take a look at some of the best – and worst – bosses that pop culture has to offer.
October 11, 2017 • Comics, Television
Marvel is certainly not afraid of experimenting, especially when it comes to the latest small-screen addition to their cinematic universe, Inhumans. The new series officially premiered Sept 29, and a shortened version of the first two episodes were released in IMAX at the start of the month as well. It was an interesting move, for an interesting series concept: a group of genetically-enhanced royals who live on the moon, embroiled in family intrigue as one of their own takes the throne for himself.
The series features quite a large central cast, with multiple members of the royal family front and center, and each with their own distinct powers and personalities. We're taking a look at some of these fascinating new superheroes and the kind of books they would be found curled up with on a quiet evening in the Attilan library.
October 4, 2017 • Fiction, Movies & Film, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Television
Blade Runner 2049 is about to hit theaters, and while the reviews have been good, what we’re really interested in is whether or not it will give us a definitive answer to the question posed by the original movie: is Deckard a replicant? (And if so, why does he age?)
As we gear up to re-enter Blade Runner’s world of dark intrigue and murderous androids, let’s take a look at a few more of the best humanoid robots that pop culture has to offer.
October 2, 2017 • Geek, Humor, Television
It’s hard to be teen on Attilan. Living on a city on the moon means that cell reception is poor, there’s no good pizza delivery, and required exposure to the Terrigen Mist means that your body could instantly transform into a hideous monstrosity! Fortunately, this pamphlet, excerpted below, can help a transformed Inhuman get in touch with their inhumanity.
September 15, 2017 • Geek Girl, Television
Leslie Knope is a cultural icon. She’s kind, assertive, and feels like your best friend. She’s so incredible that we often need to remind ourselves that she’s a fictional character. She’s too wonderful to be confined to a half-hour of television! We’re celebrating Amy Poehler’s birthday and are wishing Leslie Knope a very happy birthday right along with her by looking back at some of our favorite lessons from Parks and Recreation. And while she’s no longer dispensing her wisdom on a weekly basis, Leslie did give us some incredibly evergreen words to live by.
August 29, 2017 • Fiction, Geek Girl, Movies & Film, Television, Women's Interest
We have apps that tell us where the moon is in its rotation and offer our friends sage with a straight face. We put our best ladies first and are glued to Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman’s Twitter feeds. We are the Basic Witches Jaya and Jess write about in their new book, aptly subtitled “How to summon success, banish drama, and raise hell with your coven.” To celebrate this book’s release, here are five of our favorite covens in pop culture.