Here's Your First Look at Kristen Stewart's Orwellian Sci-Fi Romance

Here's your first peek at Equals, Kristen Stewart's upcoming "sci-fi romance" costarring Nicholas Hoult. The relationship rumors should practically start themselves. » 9/29/14 2:00pm 9/29/14 2:00pm

George R.R. Martin Helms "Dangerous Women" Anthology

George R.R. Martin announced on Saturday that he will be editing and contributing to a new anthology book called "Dangerous Women". » 6/03/13 9:04pm 6/03/13 9:04pm

Having Conquered Adult Drama, Shonda Rhimes Tries Teen SciFi

Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal — all dramas with female leads — has a new project on her plate: A teen-oriented thriller. According to Deadline Hollywood: » 10/29/12 5:30pm 10/29/12 5:30pm

Bestselling Fantasy Author Writes Icky Sexist Blog Posts

Patrick Rothfuss is an award-winning and beloved fantasy author whose most recent book, The Wise Man's Fear (second in a planned trilogy called The Kingkiller Chronicle) debuted at the top of the New York Times' Bestseller List. » 9/11/12 2:00pm 9/11/12 2:00pm

Anime Convention Bizarrely Offers Established Cosplayer a Stripper Gig…

Ginny McQueen, a costumer of 14 years who works full-time as Director of New Media for Cosplay.com, 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 2:20pm 8/09/12 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 9:30am 12/23/11 9:30am

Danticat & Diaz On Writing, Justice, And Being A "Nerd Of Color"

At their New Yorker Festival reading on Friday, Junot Diaz and recent MacArthur Genius Grant winner Edwidge Danticat talked about writing with kids, being marginalized as a "nerd of color," and why it's so hard to change the world. » 10/19/09 2:40pm 10/19/09 2:40pm

Cry Me A River

A researcher at Tel Aviv University has found evidence, in a study on the evolutionary imperative for crying, that tears have the benefits of helping "build and strengthen personal relationships" amongst people. Related: It also feels good! [Eurekalert] » 8/25/09 9:20am 8/25/09 9:20am

Don't Worry, There Will Be Seductions.

The much-discussed remake of iconic Sci-Fi campfest Barbarella is on. "The new take on the iconic character will not be campy, though it will keep the sexuality; there will be seductions, but the focus will be on the adventure." [HollywoodReporter] » 8/07/09 2:20pm 8/07/09 2:20pm

"The Girl's Guide To Comic Con": Headdesk Powers, Activate!

Oh hey, girlfriend! Did you ever hear of these things called comic books? They're like, stories or something? With like, pictures? Anyway, whatevs, there's some big party called Comic Con and there will totally be hot guys there! For sure! » 6/13/09 4:30pm 6/13/09 4:30pm

Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer » 11/26/08 4:20pm 11/26/08 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 » 9/25/08 12:40pm 9/25/08 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…

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 2:30pm 7/25/08 2:30pm