Benedict Cumberbatch was also a top contender.
It's Banned Books Week! But people are trying to keep great books out of libraries and schools every hour of every day, year round. And often, people's reasons for challenging these titles are really, really... outlandish. Here are 12 SF and fantasy books that people have given incomprehensible reasons for banning.
It shouldn't be any harder to write strong (as in, fully-wrought and believable) female characters than it is to write strong male characters because women, just like men, are people (not that not being a person has ever prevented a character from existing in the first place). Still, the very idea that a popular male…
Oh yes. Yes to all of this.
Today in Tweet Beat, Anthony Weiner's press conference has everybody talking. Plus, Chris Brown reminds you that he's an adult, in case you forgot based on his behavior.
- Paris Hilton has been offered a deal in her cocaine arrest in which she would plead guilty to two misdemeanor charges and avoid jail time.
Today, even those celebrities whom we don't think of as political expressed their joy at the overturning of California's Proposition 8. Well, most of them...
Ever wonder what really happens at the Golden Globes? Musician Amanda Palmer — who attended because her fiancé, Neil Gaiman, wrote Coraline — dissects the pathos, body-snarking, and judgment of the event. (And also illuminates what the bathrooms are like.)
Critics love Coraline, the first stop-motion animated film shot in 3-D, but warn that this dark, eerie adaptation of Neil Gaiman's young adult novel may leave kids and adults needing a therapy session.