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Film

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
7.29.18
News

Meeting the Free Speech Crusaders Who Want to End Political Correctness

I spent an evening with Milo Yiannopoulos and his fawning audience at the the launch of a new "free speech" group.
Sam Kriss
8.18.16
Stuff

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
12.27.15
Stuff

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
12.20.15
Michael

Michael Makes Excuses in This Week's Comic from Stephen Maurice Graham

"Well, the thing is..."
Stephen Graham
10.7.15
Film

'The Martian' Is Just Supposed to Be Fun

Andy Weir is just a big, beautiful nerd who wants to make you happy.
Beckett Mufson
10.2.15
Gaming

Who Still Cares About Pokémon?

We went to the Australian Pokémon National Videogame Championships to find out.
David Allegretti
7.1.15
Fashion

I Asked a Bunch of Epidemiologists How To Make Fashion Out of Parasites

I asked some of the best minds in our country to take a break from solving legitimate world problems to contemplate the feasibility of making a bikini out of worms.
Kara Crabb
6.18.15
Stuff

Why Aren't Harvard Kids Having Sex?

A survey showed that a whopping 24 percent of Harvard seniors didn't have sex in school, and not many even watch porn regularly. Why the low libidos, guys?
Allie Conti
5.28.15
neckbeards

I Spent 29 Hours Watching Marvel Movies in a Pennsylvania Megaplex

I sat through more than a day's worth of big-screen explosions and super-fandom at the Ultimate Marvel Marathon in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
Giaco Furino
5.4.15
neckbeards

Company Seeks Skilled, Motivated Dungeon Master

The online roleplaying game community Roll20 just posted a job opening that is basically a nerd's dream come true.
Giaco Furino
2.9.15
Music

Douchebag Music Dudes Made Band T-Shirts Too Much Work

I stopped wearing band shirts in high school. I gave them up because whenever I wore one to a party or a group hang, within 0.3 seconds I'd be bailed up by some interminable Music Dude.
Sinead Stubbins
2.1.15
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