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All the Culture We’re Diggin’ This Month, From Comics to Star Trek

Maybe it's a new album, but maybe it's an old show. Maybe it's a book we just re-read for the first time since high school, maybe it's a new game we got a chance to playtest. Regardless of what it is, if it's in here, it's because we love it.

The Giver Turns the Gentle Book Into a Gripping Dystopian Tale

Had Lois Lowry published her celebrated dystopian story The Giver today, it might have been totally forgotten. Not because the 1993 book is forgettable—it would be simply be lost in the the current sea of not-that-innocent YA fictio...

Awesome New Action Figures for Alien and Other ’80s Classics

ReAction Figures feature ’80s classics like Escape From New York, nerd canon fodder like Back to the Future and The Goonies, and even Pulp Fiction characters.

The 10 Best Non-Jaws Movies to Round Out Your Shark Week

In the summer of 1975, Steven Spielberg unleashed a new kind of terror on the world with the release of Jaws. In the four decades since its release, dozens of filmmakers have attempted to recapture the primal fear that Jaws instilled in its audiences. Show More Summary

First Look at Better Call Saul Tops the Week’s Best Trailers

After two weeks of trailer crops so thick we could barely keep up with the harvest, this one provided fewer ripe offerings. For fans of TV and documentaries, this round of previews is for you, with all but two of our offerings coming from those categories. But hey, one of them is a new David Cronenberg flick. And don't you fret: It looks plenty dark and upsetting.

Multiversity Turns the DC Universe Into a Quantum-Theory Freakfest

In his upcoming nine-issue DC Comics miniseries The Multiversity, Morrison is bending the “reality” of superheroes—and ourselves—again.

WIRED Summer Binge-Watching Guide: Six Feet Under

In the latest WIRED summer binge-watching guide we're visiting the Fishers in their funeral fun home on Six Feet Under.

Angry Nerd: Sin City’s Weakness Could Be Its Devotion to the Original Comic

When it comes to film adaptations of comic books, the source material should always be treated as gospel, right? Wrong. Being completely faithful to the source material isn't always necessary. Angry Nerd is here to explain why that's so and to share his concerns for Frank Miller's upcoming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For—which could end up being too faithful for its own good.

How an Obscure Thai YouTube Clip Led to an Insane Psychedelic Album

Usually, going down a YouTube rabbit hole ends with the faithful explorer realizing it's 3 a.m. and she's now probably seen every video of Tom Hiddleston on the internet. For Josh Marcy, it ended with a trip to Thailand to record one of the most eccentric psychedelic records of the year.

Want to Make a Movie? Here’s Where to Crowdsource Funds

Peter Oumanski Record-breaking kickstarter campaigns for projects like the Veronica Mars movie and Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here have been like Hollywood's own little meet-cute with crowdfunding. But some artists are actually starving: indie creators who desperately need to tap the collective wisdom (and cash) of the crowd. This new crop of crowdsourcing platforms […]

A Taco Company Is #CheeseBlasting Unsuspecting Twitter Users

Are you ready to get #CheeseBlasted on social media? OF COURSE YOU ARE. Old El Paso is here for you.

Actor and Comedy Pioneer Robin Williams Dead at 63

Robin Williams, the comedian known the world over for starring in everything from Mork and Mindy to Hook to The Birdcage, has died in what authorities are investigating as a possible suicide. He was 63 years old.

The Lego Version of Springfield Is the Best Simpsons Fan Tribute Ever

When Lego announced earlier this year that it would be releasing a series of Simpsons minifigures, most fans figured they'd just be putting Homer on a keychain. Not Matt De Lanoy.

5 Ways to Satisfy Your Old-School Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cravings

So the Michael Bay-produced reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles may not have been everything that you'd wanted—although they did at least sneak a "Cowabunga!" in there when you least expected it. But now that it's got you jonesing...Show More Summary

Check Out the New ‘Motion Poster’ for The Boxtrolls

Here be monsters! Well, OK, not really monsters so much as lovable little creatures that inhabit sewers and live off garbage and their own ingenuity. More specifically still: They're Boxtrolls, and they're the heart of Laika's next stop-motion animated film. Show More Summary

The Troubling, Subversive Promise of the New Show Outlander

Outlander—which debuts on Starz Saturday night, with Battlestar Galactica director Ron Moore at the helm—is a difficult series to categorize. But it's also as rewarding as it is perplexing.

The Man Behind the Most Iconic Movie Posters of the ’80s and ’90s

A new book of John Alvin's art sheds new light on his classic creations of the 1980s and ’90s.

Michael Fassbender’s Fake Noggin Tops the Best TV This Week

If you've got an early bedtime, you may have missed most of this week's recap. That's OK. Catching you up is what we're here for. To sum up: Hillary Clinton out Colbert'd Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart brought the 1990s back, and Lizzy Caplan told late night's kinda-pervy cousin Conan O'Brien a very unsexy story about sex. Check out all that and more right here.

You Can Help Weird Al Headline the Super Bowl’s Halftime Show

Ever since Beyoncé's Super Bowl halftime performance in 2013, a question has lingered: How will anyone ever top that? Ed Ball may have found the answer.

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