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I Rewatched 'The Hobbit' to Figure Out Why Movies Have Gotten So Ugly

The first film of the Hobbit trilogy was slammed for looking awful at the time of its release. So why do so many movies look just like it all these years later?
Justin Caffier
8.1.18
Film

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

We sat down with the ‘Mission: Impossible-Fallout’ star to talk about his new movie, career, and the toxic geek culture surrounding Star Wars.
Noel Ransome
7.25.18
Health

What I Learned Working Out at a Gym for Nerds

Swinging maces and channeling He-Man for gains.
Justin Caffier
11.1.17
News

My Evening with the Angry, Young, White Free Speech Crusaders Who Hate PC Culture

I spent an evening with Milo Yiannopoulos and his fawning audience at the the launch of a new "free speech" group.
Sam Kriss
8.17.16
Michael

The Final Michael Comic, 'Chun Li and Me'

Michael discusses his new book as a talk show guest in the final Michael comic on VICE.
Stephen Graham
3.2.16
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
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