Edward Gorey's alphabetical poem of child death, The Gashycrumb Tinies is a masterpiece of the macabre, and we've seen all sorts of reinterpretations, most recently in Doctor Who and Game of Thrones-themed death rhymes. Horror writer Clive Barker has decided to write his own tribute to Gorey's poem, which at first…
In 1982, while Tim Burton was still working at Disney, he wrote the poem The Nightmare Before Christmas, which would eventually become the animated Halloween classic. As it's October and our thoughts are turning to skeleton kings and Oogie Boogie monsters, let's take a moment to listen to that poem, read by none…
If this week's big particle physics discovery has you wanting to burst into verse, but you don't have a silver tongue, enjoy this sweet sonnet about the particle that might be the Higgs Boson. Vi Hart explains the news with markers and smiley faces. Memorize it for the next time someone asks you what a Higgs Boson is.
Plenty of folks have a quote from a favorite author or a favorite artist's work tattooed on their skin. But what if you could get your favorite artists to design a tattoo especially for you? One fan asked Neil Gaiman to write a comic for his back tattoo, and Gaiman agreed.
Watch this eerie video retelling of Neil Gaiman's holiday poem "Nicholas Was..." You know it's going to be a very Gaiman holiday when the first stanza talks about Santa's desire to die.
Sure, you could teach your preschooler the alphabet using boring animals and fruit. But why bother when the Geek Alphabet will help your toddler understand the wonders of the occipital lobe, gaming, cosplay, and the the Uncertainty Principle?