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These Fantasy Worlds Should Totally Be Theme Parks

By KathMay 19, 2014
Need to get away this summer? How about to the theme park of your dreams? Try these mythical locations we absolutely wish were the real thing—and don't forget the sunscreen. Hyrule (Zelda: Ocarina of Time) Join us for a delightful stay at this picturesque woodland resort, a... More  →
These Fantasy Worlds Should Totally Be Theme Parks

5 More Entry-Level Anime Newbies Will Love

By AddisonMay 16, 2014
Moshi moshi! After your glorious suggestions in the last post, I sat myself down to finish a few more anime, because really, who doesn't want to find a reason to procrastinate like a pro-crastinator? (Geddit?) If your favorite anime isn't on this list, do not... More  →
5 More Entry-Level Anime Newbies Will Love

Feast Your Eyes on President Coin And Revel in Mockingjay: Part 1 Gossip!

By Janet ManleyMay 15, 2014
We are six months out from Mockingjay: Part 1 and the gods have gifted us a sneak peek into Julianne Moore's portrayal of President Coin, and other gossipy (pronunciation: "josship") bits and pieces! We're obviously supposed to feel conflicted about the president of THOUGHT YOU WERE... More  →
Feast Your Eyes on President Coin And Revel in <i>Mockingjay: Part 1</i> Gossip!

It's Dis Week's Newz With H. Alan!

By H. Alan ScottMay 13, 2014
This week, Sparksplainer extraordinaire H. Alan takes you through the Nigerian kidnappings, Google's settlement with the UN, and through the bizarre Solange Knowles-Jay Z elevator kerfuffle. Leave your thoughts and questions in the comments! Further reading: European Court: Google must yield on personal info Not all... More  →
It's Dis Week's Newz With H. Alan!

Who Was Jem and Why Will You Love Jem The Movie?

By Janet ManleyMay 12, 2014
If you were to get into a time machine and travel back to 1985-1988 (a sort of minor trip from the garage to the mailbox on the road of time), you would find yourself in a golden age of television cartoons. One of these golden... More  →
Who Was Jem and Why Will You Love <i>Jem</i> The Movie?

Lady Superheroes Who Need Their Own Films, Stat

By KathMay 9, 2014
Have you noticed that most superhero movies are primarily about dudes? Yeah, we have too. Not that we don't love those movies. Not that the titular heroes fail to make us giggle-blush with their smarts and wow us with their action scenes. It's just that before we get another More  →
Lady Superheroes Who Need Their Own Films, Stat

Whose Eyeball Is This, and Who Snuck a Baby Bump Into the Met Ball?!

By Aislinn ShevlinMay 8, 2014
This week, famous people wielded their fame to broadcast insider pics of the Met Ball, eyeballs, and overt shots of their fetuses. Find out who did what within!!! More  →
Whose Eyeball Is This, and Who Snuck a Baby Bump Into the Met Ball?!

Which Doctor Would You Like as a Sidekick? We Rank Them!

By Jason SaenzMay 7, 2014
Next to "buddy cop", "superhero" and "monkey," having a doctor as a sidekick has got to be really cool. You don't have make an appointment when you feel sick, you get to play with a stethoscope and you get all the free Q-tips you want.... More  →
Which Doctor Would You Like as a Sidekick? We Rank Them!

Workplace Whoopsidaisies in Superhero Films

By Janet ManleyMay 6, 2014
Over at FiveThirtyEight, stats website and geek den, Walt Hickey has taken a look at a bunch of superhero movies and deemed many of the accidents that befall baddies "preventable," by common workplace safety standards. His key finding: Gotham could have remained villain-free... More  →
Workplace Whoopsidaisies in Superhero Films

Let's Look at How the Internet Is Adult-Splaining Mean Girls on Its Tenth Anniversary!

By Janet ManleyMay 1, 2014
Mean Girls is the best. The BEST! We all know this. We know that it nailed the power struggles, cliques, and identity crises that make high school an insane survivalist landscape not unlike the African Savannah. We know that it was funny. That it was catchphrasey.... More  →
Let's Look at How the Internet Is Adult-Splaining <i>Mean Girls</i> on Its Tenth Anniversary!