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How Iron Man's Arc Reactor (Probably) Works

Since the Iron Man arc reactor is a fictitious device, and it has no official scientific explanation in the Iron Man canon that I'm aware of, we might as well something up. Now, I'm mixing real science and fake science here. So physics nerds and comic-book nerds: Deal with it. Read more...

The Underrated Eisenhower Coalition

Every political science undergraduate learns the "canonical" list of realigning elections: 1828, 1860, 1896, 1932, and 1968.

Saga Deluxe Edition Volume 1 hardcover

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

Saga, the creator-owned gonzo science fiction comic from Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples may be the best sf comic since Warren Ellis's Transmetropolitan, and the three collections published to date are already canon, with the long-awaited number four around the corner. Show More Summary

Canon EOS 7D Mark II shooting experience added to first impressions review

Canon's successor to the EOS 7D was a long time coming, but the 7D Mark II appears to have all the makings of a DSLR worth the wait. Offering a 20.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, Dual Pixel AF with 65 phase-detect points and more robust weather-resistance, the 7D II is a formidable follow-up indeed. Show More Summary

Ursula Is Coming To Once Upon A Time, This Is Who Will Play Her

Now that the Frozen characters have been on Once Upon a Time for a while, the hullabaloo surrounding their appearances has died down. Now, ABC is back to adding veteran?and dare I say more nefarious?characters from the Disney canon. Click To Continue Reading

‘Gotham’ showrunner: Killing iconic characters not entirely off the table

Could Gotham break from Batman canon and kill off one of its iconic characters? It’s not impossible. Showrunner Bruno Heller

Salem Episodes 1 and 2 Recap: Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Basic Witch

2 days agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Straddlers! I’m writing to you at three past the witching hour, up late to concoct a dark and complex brew for you. We’ll be covering Salem, a occult-themed historical drama full of canon queerness, witchy TV Tropes, magick panic, and horrible colonial patriarchy. To combat accentuate the darkness, I’ll also sprinkle in relevant moody playlists […]

Star Trek slippers

2 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

Something about the round toe and the Starfleet insignia just works :$19 from Thinkgeek comes in Sciences (blue), Command (yellow), and canon fodder (red).

The Graphic Canon of Children’s Literature: Comic Artists Reimagine Beloved Childhood Classics, from Tolstoy’s Fairy Tales to Harry Potter

2 days agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"One sign of a great work of literature or art is that it can be interpreted multiple ways, that it remains ambiguous, refusing to provide clear-cut answers." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

Canon Joins "The Creator Class" Digital Channel To Empower A New Breed Of Creatives

The brand is using a content partnership to help creatives develop their photography and videography skills. Platforms like YouTube and Instagram have provided an outlet for artistic and enterprising people to instantly share their work with the world. Show More Summary

The Internet's Best Responses to Computer Engineer Barbie

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Yesterday, the internet got wind of one of the more recent installments in the Barbie literary canon, I Can Be a Computer Engineer. As it turns out, Barbie's idea of being a computer engineer consists mostly of freaking out and asking Steven and Brian to fix her bad dumb girl code. Show More Summary

Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom and DNG Converter add EOS 7D II, X100T, G7 X, NX1 and LX100 support

Adobe has launched Adobe Camera Raw v8.7 and Lightroom v5.7, adding support for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Samsung NX1, Fujifilm X100T, Canon G7 X, Panasonic LX100 and a host of other recent cameras. An update to DNG Converter allows files to be adapted for use with older versions of Adobe's software. Show More Summary

Writer’s Favorite Lens – the Canon 40mm Pancake Lens

Like many beginning photographers, I’ve been a long-time fan of zoom lenses throughout much of my four year photography career. This past year, however, something in my brain shifted and I began to first accumulate and suddenly prefer using prime lenses. I began with the humble Canon 50mm f/1.8, eventually adding a 100mm f/2.8 macro lens. Show More Summary

Death by Canonization: Against Literary Criticism's Mortal Sin

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

This extended rant targets a great sin of academic literary criticism: the tendency to praise "great" works in a way that pre-decides the work's value and sets everyone playing emperor's new clothes. Column by Robbie Blair Okay, boys and girls. Show More Summary

Exploring the New Star Wars Canon

As a person who has spent a disproportionately large chunk of her childhood (and adulthood) reading Star Wars novels, guidebooks and comics, I was, let’s say, apprehensive when Disney announced they would reset the canon and relabel the “old” novels, … Continue reading ?

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Nothing tops last week’s otter, but we found fun links this week anyway. Meet the indigenous women protesting in Guatemala. Feministing Ha! One sentence reviews of the Netflix lesbian canon. Bitch Magazine A deep discussion about A Wrinkle in Time. Show More Summary

Review: I Ship It Is The YouTube Tale Of A Pissed Off Hufflepuff And The Power Of Wizard Rock - Puff pride!

last weekOdd : Geekosystem

Wizard rock bands are one of those special aspects of the Harry Potter fandom that make me smile. Like fan fic and fanart creators, wizard rock bands take the Harry Potter canon and write songs about it. Sometimes it’s about actual settings or characters, but sometimes it just uses themes from the books (like love and heartbreak) as allegories. Show More Summary

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Canon laser printer $100, PNY 256GB flash drive $70, Harman NI in-ear headphones $19, more

Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Canon Laser imageCLASS AiO wireless monochrome printer $100Show More Summary

One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you're a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole lot fewer gay films in the world to watch than straight films. Netflix, for example, has thousands...Show More Summary

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