Anime Convention Bizarrely Offers Established Cosplayer a Stripper Gig in Exchange for $200 and Snacks

Ginny McQueen, a costumer of 14 years who works full-time as Director of New Media for, the largest cosplay website on the internet, recently received a proposal from an anime convention in Las Vegas offering her $200, snacks, and two free tickets in exchange for a "live burlesque performance" that would… »8/09/12 2:20pm8/09/12 2:20pm

Jersey Shore Creators Target Nerds For Dubious Stardom

Depending on how much you watch the show, Jersey Shore's transformation of a few unknown guidos and guidettes into an international fame plague was either the best thing or the worst thing ever to happen to entertainment. Now comes the good (or bad) news that the same company that unearthed Snooki and Pauly D is… »12/23/11 9:30am12/23/11 9:30am

Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, on his theory of "womb envy:" "It's
Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer »11/26/08 4:20pm11/26/08 4:20pm, on his theory of "womb envy:" "It's a very simple theory and I gave it a silly name, but basically it just seemed to be a fundamental thing that women have something men don't, the obvious being an ability to bear children, and the resilience to hang in as parents. I…
If you happen to be in San Francisco this weekend, you may want to check out Arse Elektronika, a thr
If you happen to be in San Francisco this weekend, you may want to check out Arse Elektronika »9/25/08 12:40pm9/25/08 12:40pm, a three-day conference on sex, science fiction, and technology. Annalee Newitz, of our sister site , will kick things off tonight with a no doubt -worthy list of "the dos and don'ts of sci-fi sex." Other highlights include a…

The Truth Is, Mulder & Scully Are Just “Two 40-Something Adults With Trust Issues”

The X-Files: I Want to Believe premieres today, shrouded in its own set of Clintonian conspiracy theories. Can Agent Scully rekindle our fangirldom? Are our two special agents still an item? Who's the casting director that saw rapper Xzibit and thought "FBI agent?" Oh, and about that plot: it sounds like a mediocre… »7/25/08 2:30pm7/25/08 2:30pm