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DNA Proves Jack the Ripper's Identity! (And Three Reasons We Aren't So Sure.)

DNA Proves Jack the Ripper's Identity! (And Three Reasons We Aren't So Sure.)

By ChauntonSeptember 10, 2014
It may have come across your news-feed that the identity of the 19th century serial killer “Jack the Ripper” has been established with DNA evidence. Who was the culprit? It was Aaron Kosminski, a Polish-born immigrant who had been a suspect at the time of ... More  →
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Mindhut's Guide to New Geeky Shows This Fall

By ChauntonSeptember 5, 2014
The season of new television fare is upon us again. Some of these shows will be gone in weeks, and others may become a new generation’s X-Files or Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Here is you scorecard for the geeks shows premiering this year. More  →
Mindhut's Guide to New Geeky Shows This Fall
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Mindhut's Guide to Geektastic Returning Shows

By ChauntonSeptember 4, 2014
The return of fall means getting to see old friends again. We aren’t talking about actual humans, obviously—we mean our old favorite television buddies. Here’s a rundown on the geeky genre shows that have managed to hang on for another season that we're actually lookin More  →
Mindhut's Guide to Geektastic Returning Shows

Women in Comics: Wonder Woman isn't a Feminist?

By ChauntonJuly 17, 2014
Recently, DC artist David Finch made some comments about drawing for the upcoming run of Wonder Woman. He included a mention of feminism that has the internet in a (relatively small and civil) uproar. Here is what he said: "I think she's a beautiful, strong ... More  →
Women in Comics: Wonder Woman isn't a Feminist?
Making the Book that Never Was: Fan-made Necronomicons

Making the Book that Never Was: Fan-made Necronomicons

By ChauntonJuly 1, 2014
When H.P. Lovecraft first penned the word "Necronomicon" in 1922, there's no way he could have known the kind of life it would go on to have in popular culture. We present here a collection of hand-made versions of the sinister tome from the imaginations of some of the inter More  →

Top 10 Worst Slums Throughout History

By ChauntonJune 18, 2014
Since the development of complex society there have always been poor people, but slums are a relatively new phenomenon. The product of a complex mixture of population growth, urbanization, globalization, and rampant profiteering, slums essentially exist only where there is a More  →
Top 10 Worst Slums Throughout History

Slender Man Stabbing!? What the Heck is Going On?

By ChauntonJune 13, 2014
Two weeks ago two preteen girls stabbed their friend 19 times in a forest in Wisconsin. Why did they do it? They wanted to be worthy of the Slender Man—who they believed lives in a mansion in the northern part of the state. Now that ... More  →
Slender Man Stabbing!? What the Heck is Going On?

Top Ten Geeky Television Spinoffs

By ChauntonMay 26, 2014
You may have noticed an episode of Supernatural a couple weeks ago that didn't feature Sam and Dean very much (S:9E:20). That's because it was a "backdoor pilot" for a potential new television series called Bloodlines. It's pretty common for successful shows to try to spin o More  →
Top Ten Geeky Television Spinoffs

Read These Graphic Novels Before Days of Future Past!

By ChauntonMay 22, 2014
X-Men's Day is almost here, boys and girls, and Days of Future Past is getting into interesting territory by merging the timelines (and casts) of the previous 4 movies into one giant X-travaganza. (See what we did there?) With all these characters flying around, you need t More  →
Read These Graphic Novels Before Days of Future Past!