- The Complete Marvel Reading Order is a website representing one man’s attempt to figure out what order a picky reader should follow if attempting to reading the entirety of Marvel Comics’ in-continuity canon. You can check the entire list, commencing with “Fantastic Four #1″ from 1961, or filter on particular titles, characters, or story arcs. The site is highly customizable and also includes an active blog and links to two different site podcasts.
- Interview: Film Threat interviews Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof about “Nothing”
- Interview: Joss talks briefly to CraveOnline about Wonder Woman and Avengers.
- Interview: Zack Snyder comments on ‘Man of Steel’ DC Universe references
- Reviews: The Lone Ranger is now in movie theaters. Currently rated an amazingly low 23% at Rotten Tomatoes, this film is a train wreck. Even the horse is lousy. It could be worse.
- Reviews: Much Ado is one of the ten best movies so far this year.
- The creators of the sweded version of the Pacific Rim trailer impressed Guillermo del Toro enough with their cardboard skills that he not only wanted to get a picture with them, but invited them to the Hollywood premier.
- Halfway Through: The Best and Worst Movies of 2013 So Far
- A History of Plagiarism Claims Against James Cameron
- Making Shakespeare sound modern.
- Red Letter Media Breaks Down References in ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’
- Watch 11 minutes of Star Wars Dubbed into Navajo, a rather beautiful language.
- We’re half way through the year and Gotham news counts down the Top 10 Movies of the Year and the Top Five New TV Series
- Google’s new algorithm predicts box office success with 94% accuracy.
- Hey Google, My Town’s in the Lake
- News: J.K. Rowling reveals she published a new crime novel in April titled ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ under pseudonym
- The Book Was Better is a podcast reviewing novelizations of films.
- Do We Philosophically, Emotionally Need Bookstores?
- The Long Now Foundation has announced that author Neil Gaiman donated a gift of $25,000 to the Long Now Salon project. (Donations are accepted here.) Gaiman was quoted as remarking, “I really believe in Long Now’s mission, and I am excited about this project which puts such focus on knowledge and conversation and books. I can’t wait to see it open and I look forward to visiting.”
- News: 60 billion planets in our galaxy could support alien life
- Surgical Neurology International features a paper detailing how advances in cell engineering mean a head transplant onto a donor body could now be technically possible. The procedure is called “HEAVEN.” Seriously. You can’t make this stuff up outside a P.K. Dick novel.
- How will our future cities look?
- Japanese astronaut will be bringing a small talking robot into space. Don’t let it operate the pod bay doors.
- Meet Atlas, a humanoid robot that can run, climb stairs, and walk through rubble.
- 9 Ways “Game Of Thrones” Is Actually Feminist. Way more than the books.
- George R.R. Martin Addresses Race in the Game of Thrones Universe
- Visualizing Buffy uses data visualization to explore the time each character spends on screen and the deaths of characters in each episode.
- Interview: Female gamers spend as much time on consoles as men
- The 100 Greatest Secrets in Video Games
- The creators of the Virtuix Omni multidirectional gaming treadmill demonstrate what it’s like to play multiplayer Minecraft using the Omni and the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset in this video.
- Do Video Games Need Boss Fights?
- The Last of Us, Bioshock: Infinite and why all video game dystopias work the same way: Video games tell us interesting things about damaged and bizarre societies – but most seem to come to the same conclusion: it’s all about men and violence
- Why Google Shouldn’t Get Into Video Game Consoles
- How Is Self-Publishing GOOD for Traditionally Published Writers?
- Setting as a Character
- Should you self publish your first book?