There is some serious cognitive dissonance between costume companies desire to sell costumes to women, and their understanding of what women are - their understanding of fictional women at least.
If you picked up your copy of Game of Thrones season 2 on Blu-ray or DVD yesterday, you've likely checked out some of the set's many extras. One thing you won't find on there is this gallery of awesome fan art, created by artists who have ignored the TV series to bring their own vision of A Song of Ice and Fire to…
When most Saturday Night Live cast members are asked where they got their career started, we tend to hear the same answers: Chicago's Second City, L.A.'s Groundlings, and the UCB Theater right here in New York. Kristen Wiig, however, has a much more interesting story to tell.
Action heroines are rare creatures. The earliest were female versions of pre-existing male heros, like Wonder Woman, BatGirl and SuperGirl. Some more recent heroines have their roots in fantasy or sci-fi, like Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Selene from Underworld, or Alice from Resident Evil. But while there are plenty of…
With police investigations in shambles, a group of self-described superheroes have formed to protect sex workers from the serial killer menacing the New York area.
We've already grown tired of the glistening abs of last year's vampires and werewolves. Edward is cold, and Jacob is yesterday's puppy chow. 2011 is ushering a whole crop of shirtless, sweaty supernatural playthings just ripe for our ranking. So here they are the best — and the worst — of the year's new supernatural…
Science fiction, pop music, and reality are chock full o' artificial intelligences that can carry a tune. Here's an entire roster of fantastic singing she-bots who can croon circles around The Rock-A-Fire Explosion.
With the threat of today's protests looming in Egypt, on Thursday Egyptian authorities cut the nation off the internet. No online communication could pass in or out of the country. We investigated whether a similar lockdown could happen in America.
We're totally obsessed with the unicorn woman who appeared, as if by magic, in the middle of On Aura Tout Vu's bird-themed show, at the Spring-Summer 2011 Haute Couture Collection Show in Paris. What are her powers? Where's the pegasus?
Every day at 10 AM, we're going to bring you a list of ten things - maybe they're cool, or noteworthy, or just plain weird. But they all go together. Welcome to the first Daily 10.
With global bee populations shrinking drastically, designer Karen Ingham's decided our winged pollinating friends need all the help they can get. Enter the Pollinator Frock, a garment doused in a nectar-like solution that's designed to help foraging bees.
Nicolas Cage may have hoped Season of the Witch would be a searing Medieval war drama with monsters — but it has more of a Monty Python feel to it. Are you ready to meet the Knights who say Nic?
Normally we don't cover reality TV nonsense like The Bachelor. BUT, last night's dating TV show really threw us a doozy. A bachelorette showed up with vampire fangs. Now she has to wear them for the rest of the show.
The Czech Republic has been administering phallometric tests to determine whether homosexual asylum-seekers from gay-unfriendly countries are actually gay. Needless to say, no one is particularly enthused by this policy.
A single finger bone found in this Siberian cave led to an amazing discovery. Early humans and Neanderthals co-existed with another humanoid species called Denisovans. And many present-day humans carry genes that prove our ancestors had children with Denisovans, too.
What exactly is the half-life of celebrity? A new field called culturomics has the answer. Using the largest linguistic database ever created - Google Books - culturomics experts track things like "lexical dark matter," and how long fame really lasts.
Maid Cafes are a tradition in Tokyo's otaku-centric Akihabara neighborhood. People say they're a romantic version of strip clubs: Instead of lapdances, you buy innocent displays of affection. How does it feel to pay for puppy love? I found out.
So, Darren Aronofsky's scary ballerina movie. It's like nothing he's done before, or anybody else for that matter. Is it breathtaking? Is it profound? Is it silly? Does it get a bit muddled? Yes, yes, yes and yes. Spoilers ahead!
Warner Bros. had half the right idea with their Buffy the Vampire Slayer remake. It's about time somebody picked up the baton Joss Whedon dropped seven freaking years ago. But we don't need more Buffy, just more heroes like her.
The $65-million Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is not unlike eating a caramel-covered, poisonous arachnid. It's a deranged spectacle that's sweet going down.