Simon Pegg Doesn’t Want to Be Your Geek Boy Anymore

We sat with the ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’ star to talk about his new movie, career and the toxic geek culture surrounding ‘Star Wars’ now.
Noel Ransome

Native Superheroes Battle Old Stereotypes at the First Ever Indigenous Comic Con

The recent event, the first of its kind in the world, represents the growth of the subcultural vanguard of indigenous-created media that is slowly working its way into the multibillion dollar comic industry.
Samuel Gilbert
Longreads Or Whatever

Beyond LinkinBall Z: The History of the Anime Music Video

They tried so hard and got so far, but in the end, what do AMVs really matter?
Phil Witmer

The Resurrection of TOKYOPOP, America's Most Influential Manga Company

TOKYOPOP became the biggest producer of English-language manga by 2004, but seven years later the company was effectively dead. Today, as it gears up for a reboot, we spoke to the founder about what to expect from the new version of the cult publisher.
Sheldon Pearce

Why 2015 Was Another Good Year to Be a Geek

From Marvel's diverse new comics to the "Mystery Science Theater 3000" reboot, a look back at the best of 2015's geeky pop culture.
Giaco Furino

I Went to a Massive Anime Cosplay Festival to Learn How to Fight the Canadian Surveillance Bill

Atomic Lollipop, the "Woodstock of Geek," is the kind of festival where you can listen to a goth Lolita catgirl get into a fight about Canadian political theory.
Allison Tierney

Director Rick Famuyiwa Flips Black Stereotypes with His John Hughes-Influenced ‘Dope'

We caught up at Cannes to chat about teen movies, nerdy menaces to society, and working with A$AP Rocky.
Kaleem Aftab

Explore the Gross, Cultish 3D World of Worlds Inc. Before It's Lost Forever

Worlds Inc. is a company that runs and maintains a very basic 3D chat client first introduced in 1995 and has, over time, become a cesspool of the darker side of human nature.
Francis Murphy

The VICE Albums of the Year 2014

Slice through the crap: This truly is The Only Top 51 Albums Of The Year Countdown You'll Ever Need.
Gavin Haynes

When Did Nerds Become So Intolerant?

Any time a film critic dares to criticize a movie that the general public has already declared a masterpiece, they are insulted, abused, and in some cases, the subject of death threats. What makes fanboys so eager to attack any difference of opinion?
Dave Schilling

#NotAllRolePlayers: A History of Rapey Dungeon Masters

It's no secret that D&D and women historically haven't mixed well, but creepy Dungeon Masters don't help matters. Fictional unwanted sexual advances on a fictional character in a fictional universe are a real-life bummer.
Tim Donovan

Actually, Comic-Con Is Fucking Awesome

Despite some people thinking Comic-Con is the worst place ever, it's actually a fantastic spectacle of well-made costumes, nerd comradery, free drinks. There are free drinks!
Jeremy Azevedo