LEGO animator Brotherhood Workshop is getting married this week, so he created this charming little LEGO animation to commemorate his wonderfully nerdy relationship with the future Mrs. Workshop. “Best stupid decision ever.” Awwww.
Romance abounds in fiction—and science fiction and fantasy are full of epic romances, too. But sometimes a romance feels less like something that’s true to the characters and more like a plot device the writers threw in at the last moment. Here are eight kinds of romance that we don’t ever need to see again.
In Ben Brand’s film 97%, Bert gets an alert on his mobile phone: someone with a 97% match on a dating app is within meters. He just needs to find her.
The annual conference of the Romance Writers of America, held a few weeks ago, was a great time. But it’s tough to get past a truly horrifying discovery: Not only did somebody write a Christian romance novel with a Jewish heroine and a Nazi “hero,” it was nominated for two RITA awards, the genre’s equivalent of the…
Lovers kiss, right? Not everywhere. After combing through data from 168 cultures worldwide, anthropologists from UNLV and the Kinsey Institute could only find evidence that couples engage in romantic or sexual kissing in 46% of them.
Two weeks ago, Nobel-prize winning cell biologist Tim Hunt created a storm of controversy when he made a comment about how he can’t work with women because he always falls in love with them, or they with him. But why does he think love in the lab is such a problem? Here are four stories of couples who met through…
Sometimes when a will-the-or-won’t-they couple gets together, it turns out that they shouldn’t have. Which fictional romantic pair would have been better off keeping their relationship platonic?
Male mice sing different songs in different contexts when courting lady mice, saving their best stuff for females they haven't even met yet. That's according to new research out of Duke University that documented male mice changing their tunes, literally, as social contexts changed.
So you're on a date, and the conversation turns to ghosts and UFOs, and the other person flatly declares he or she doesn't believe in that woo-woo crap. Awkward! But fear not — now there's The Amazing Kreskin's Supernatural Dating Society, aimed at making love matches 'twixt paranormal enthusiasts.
Indie horror filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead had the buzziest segment in last year's V/H/S: Viral (skaters vs. skeletons brawl "Bonestorm"). Next up: monster romance Spring, about an American drifter who meets the woman of his dreams ... or nightmares? ... while backpacking through Italy.
Is there science behind keeping the spark alive in long-term relationships? A psychology researcher from the University of British Columbia says yes ... and she's got tips on how to keep love alive once the initial lust and sparkle dust starts to fade.
Giant cuttlefish have some unusual mating rituals. But once they find a suitable partner, the act of knocking boots (er, tentacles?) is kind of incredible to watch.
Here's hoping Crumbs, a scifi romance shot in an Ethiopian ghost town by Spanish writer-director Miguel Llanso, gets wider exposure after its Rotterdam Film Festival debut last week. Check out the trailer; there's a UFO, a haunted bowling alley, a crazy Santa Claus, and space junk. For starters.
Romance hasn't always been the stuff of bodice rippers and bad vampire movies. Back in the 18th century, the word "romantic" meant something akin to "foolish" or "fanciful." But then a bunch of hipster sentimentalists changed everything — and invented the idea of love as we know it today.
Is love universal, or are there different types of love depending on the sort of people involved? Is brother-sister love different than mother-daughter love, or romantic love? Those are the sort of questions that come up in Jennifer Marie Brissett's ambitious new novel Elysium. Minor spoilers ahead...
After the premiere of the new Doctor Who, featuring a same-sex kiss between a humanoid lizard woman and her human wife, a handful of people complained to the UK's communications regulator. The regulator's reply, basically: Yeah, no one cares.
Everybody knows that superheroes can't have successful love lives. If a costumed hero does get married to his or her long-term love interest, then the multiverse winds up breaking (or Satan intervenes) to thwart it. Is this because happy relationships are boring? Or is there a more insidious reason?
There's a lot to celebrate about science fiction romance novels — apart from anything else, they're one of the fastest-growing areas of the genre, and they're getting a lot of people reading science fiction. But there's one trope in the genre that writer C.E. Kilgore finds really repulsive: "dubious consent."
We've been waiting for our first glimpse of Joss Whedon's tiny movie In Your Eyes for ages, and now here's a whole three minutes. The film, written by Whedon but directed by Won't Back Down writer Brin Hill, premieres this Sunday at the Tribeca Film Festival. Watch the opening scene now!