- If logos were honest
- This campaign of gym ads almost make me wish I exercised… almost.
- Wash clean with your very own Companion Cube Soap
- Witchblade cosplay gallery
- Interview: Collider has interviews various cast members of The Avengers.
- Interview: Robert Downey Jr. Speculates Very, Very Vaguely About Iron Man 3
- News: Tim Burton Developing Frankenweenie Feature Film
- Are dark fairy tales more authentic? Disney and others are chasing dollars, not keeping it real, one expert argues.
- The convenience trap: What the changes at Netflix reveal about an insidious trend
- Harrison Ford won’t be involved in the Blade Runner reboot.
- Introduce Your Kids To Sci-Fi With These 15 Must See Genre Movies
- Netflix Subscribers: In case you forgot, you have until Sept. 1 2011 to change/cancel your subscription before the new rate hike takes effect. Here’s a chart depicting the increases:
- The Movie Moron picks the Top 10 Movies About Death
- Top Ten Reasons We Can’t Get Enough Jurassic Park
- Star Wars: The Greatest Fantasy Story Ever Told.
- Group Listening Rooms Turn Up the Volume on Web Music: Services like Turntable.fm combine elements of social media and streaming music – and they’re built around “music discovery,” so that means they’re a very fertile place for indie musicians to get exposure.
- Interview: Cory Doctorow on Gold-Farmers, 3-D Printers, and Bad Actors.
- Interview: Guardian readers question Pretty Monsters author Kelly Link.
- Interview: Paolo Bacigalupi on The Windup Girl
- News: Say goodbye to Google Books Settlement for good
- Bookstores may not carry Amazon-published print books: Booksellers are wary as Amazon tries to have it all
- How Pulp Science Fiction Cover Art Got Its Sense of Wonder
- Infographic: All You Need to Know About Electronic Book Readers
- The Magic of Pottermore: A beta tester’s early review of Pottermore
- Mark Newton on Science Fiction, Fantasy & Minorities
- Stanislaw Lem on Philip K. Dick: A Visionary Among the Charlatans.
- Behind The Scenes At World’s First Spaceport In New Mexico Desert
- Is The Era of Neuroprosthetic Augmentation Really Just 20 Years Away?
- Dutch Artist Bio-Engineers Spider Silk into Skin, Making It “Bulletproof”. Following on the work of Randy Lewis, a scientist studying how ultra-resilient artificial spider-silk can be used for body armor and other military products, Dutch artist Jalila Essaidi has integrated this engineered silk into a patch of human skin. Experiments with a rifle necessarily followed.
- What if E.T. thinks we’re evil?
- “Would Contact with Extraterrestrials Benefit or Harm Humanity? A Scenario Analysis” A scholarly paper (33-page pdf) summarized by the Guarniad with its most attention-getting scenario semi-explained by DiscoveryNews: “[the aliens may] want to exterminate us for the greater good of the Milky Way.” (for the record, it was NOT written for NASA though one of the authors is a “NASA dude”)
- 6 Shockingly Affordable Sci-Fi Inventions
- Intel recruits sci-fi writers to dream up future tech
- Why Amazon Can’t Make A Kindle In the USA. Does It Really Matter That Amazon Can’t Manufacture A Kindle In the USA? Amazon & Kindle Part 3: It’s Not Just Manufacturing! A cogent look at why today’s prevailing approach to cost and manufacturing is wrongheaded.
- 64 slices of American Cheese and other foods from the Simpsons in real life
- A New Type of TV that can Watch You. Or, “In America, TV watches you.”
- Why Who? Why Now? Thoughts on the brilliance of Doctor Who.
- Do Writers Read Differently Than Non-Writers?
- Lev Grossman Shares Writing Music on Spotify
- Writing Dystopian Noir Fiction