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Why It's Great That the New Doctor is an Older Guy

By Eric SiegelsteinAugust 12, 2013
We all know, by now, that Peter Capaldi is taking over the mantle of the Doctor. And, aside from him being just another white dude, there's the other thing. He's old! Maybe not OLD old, we're sure he sees himself as more “middle-aged,” if that, ... More  →
Why It's Great That the New Doctor is an Older Guy

5 Series To Stream While Waiting for Doctor Who to Return

By Eric SiegelsteinNovember 19, 2012
This is how Amy must have felt. The Doctor shows up, we go on a few grand adventures across time and space, and then he disappears for years on end. We know that when he gets back, it’ll be like no time has passed at ... More  →
5 Series To Stream While Waiting for Doctor Who to Return

The Crazy Origins of Modern Holidays

By Eric SiegelsteinNovember 1, 2012
Nothing stays the same over time, and when it comes to some holiday traditions, that’s certainly true. Look back far enough, and some of our favorite holidays are barely recognizable. And in a few cases, it looks like some really cool stuff got abandoned along ... More  →
The Crazy Origins of Modern Holidays

Who Is Benedict Cumberbatch Playing in the New Star Trek Movie?

By Eric SiegelsteinJune 18, 2012
Ever since it was announced that there’d be a sequel to J.J. Abrams’s Star Trek, the entirety of the internet (at least the parts not dedicated to pictures of cats and My Little Pony fanfic) has been a-swirl with speculation as to who the villain ... More  →
Who Is Benedict Cumberbatch Playing in the New Star Trek Movie?

The Game of Thrones Season 2 Finale RECAP

By Eric SiegelsteinJune 4, 2012
Last week’s Game of Thrones was super-focused: we stayed with the Battle of Blackwater for the duration, and all the other plotlines were left to wait. Now, in the season finale, we pick up on each and every one of them, bringing all the various ... More  →
The Game of Thrones Season 2 Finale RECAP

Game of Thrones, Season 2, Episode 9 RECAP

By Eric SiegelsteinMay 29, 2012
Finally, after eighteen episodes of people talking about battles, preparing for battles, or having major battles happen offscreen, Game of Thrones shows us an enormous battle in its entirety. Stannis’s fleet has arrived at King’s Landing, and all other storylines are dropped for the moment ... More  →
Game of Thrones, Season 2, Episode 9 RECAP

REVIEW: Game of Thrones, the Video Game

By Eric SiegelsteinMay 25, 2012
The Game of Thrones game, made with a lot of involvement from series author George R.R. Martin, puts players into the boots of two new characters in Westeros. There's Mors Westford, a grizzled Night's Watch ranger; and Alester Sarwyck, heir to a Lannister-affiliated house who ... More  →
REVIEW: Game of Thrones, the Video Game

Game of Thrones Recap 2.8: The Prince of Winterfell

By Eric SiegelsteinMay 21, 2012
This week's Game of Thrones very much felt like the lead-up to the end of the season:  all the characters are in place for the climactic battle, but before we dive into the endgame, a pause to catch our breath. There wasn't a great deal ... More  →
Game of Thrones Recap 2.8: The Prince of Winterfell

Game of Thrones Season 2, Episode 7 RECAP

By Eric SiegelsteinMay 14, 2012
Bran and Rickon are in the wind, and Theon continues down the path to becoming a true and utter douchenozzle. He did a nice job beating up Big Baldy for that epic (and entirely warranted) burn, so it seems like he's getting a handle on ... More  →
Game of Thrones Season 2, Episode 7 RECAP

The Guy's Guide to What to Wear Under Your Graduation Robe

By Eric SiegelsteinMay 14, 2012
The school year is drawing to a close, and if you’re a senior, the number of things you have left to care about are dwindling rapidly. By now, you probably already have a pretty good idea what you’re going to be doing next year. Prom’s ... More  →
The Guy's Guide to What to Wear Under Your Graduation Robe