Cracked: Using Technology to Spread More than Jokes

For a site that prides itself as"America's Only Humor Site since 1958," Cracked.com has been tackling some intense issues lately. This weekend's "5 Things I Learned as a Sex Slave in Modern America" is speckled with some sardonic wit, but the topic - and the article - are deadly serious. It's time to give Cracked… » 9/15/14 8:41am Monday 8:41am

Doctor Who made for fans, by fans - but what about new viewers?

The Doctor is back for the first time! But he brought a bunch of in-jokes with him. Is an overabundance of fan service a good thing for a show purportedly going in a new direction? Spoilers! » 8/24/14 2:15pm 8/24/14 2:15pm

​In Defense of Namor the Sub-Mariner

Marvel Studios are killing it in the box office, but their greatest hero still hasn't had a chance to stretch his ankle wings on the silver screen. Now a poor intimation is getting the Hollywood treatment, but damn it, Namor the Sub-Mariner is a bad ass and he needs a movie too. » 8/13/14 1:01pm 8/13/14 1:01pm

Guardians of the Galaxy and the Infinity Stones: Who's What Now?

The Guardians of the Galaxy have arrived – the most obscure of the Marvel movies so far – so, who exactly are they and where'd all this stuff come from? Here's a rundown of all the minutia from the film. (Spoilers, dur.) » 8/04/14 1:00am 8/04/14 1:00am

Captains America: The Many Who Carried the Shield

It's official, Sam Wilson will be the next Captain America - but he's already been Captain America, and so have a bunch of other people! Steve Rogers has long said that the tradition of Captain America should continue without him, and a lot of brave Americans (and others!) have taken up the shield! » 7/17/14 1:30pm 7/17/14 1:30pm

How We Gamed: Playing Impossble Games Before the Internet

Whenever I talk about my somewhat apocryphal love for Zelda II the same comments come up again and again: "it was hard as balls," "just brutally difficult," "you never know what the hell you're supposed to do." The thing is: Games were supposed to be hard - your job was to figure them out. » 7/11/14 8:56pm 7/11/14 8:56pm

Google controls your emotions - but in a non-evil way?

With all of the (negative) attention Facebook's been receiving for it's totally-legal-because-you-clicked-accept-no-really-read-the-agreement study on manipulating the emotions of its users, is it at all surprising that Google does the same thing every day? » 7/11/14 12:14pm 7/11/14 12:14pm

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Guardians of the Galaxy: Panic Worthy?

Going through my Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy files (because everyone should have such files) I found myself re-watching the amazing 2005 trailer, and it dawned on me: They described the Guardians of the Galaxy trailers perfectly. Should we be worried? » 7/09/14 7:00am 7/09/14 7:00am

Weaving Some Flash Fiction

I don't often get involved in these flash fiction Concept Art Writing Projects, but I figured what the heck. Here's my short story, written with no preparation and while I'm in the middle of writing something else. » 7/03/14 11:09pm 7/03/14 11:09pm

Just who are Big Hero 6 anyway?

While a lot of Disney films receive a ton of promotion leading up to release, there has been relatively little info about Big Hero 6. Who are these strange-looking heroes and what's their deal? Here's your primer on Marvel's American-made Japanese heroes turned into American cartoon stars. » 6/30/14 7:30pm 6/30/14 7:30pm