The collapse of the USSR left behind a haunting post-apocalyptic world

These photographs by Rebecca Litchfield make it seem as if the apocalypse has come and gone and the world is in complete ruins. Not quite. They're actually photographs of countries and places that were a part of the former Soviet Union. The forgotten decay is haunting. » 9/16/14 4:05am 39 minutes ago

What If The New Star Wars Movies Pretend The Prequels Don't Exist?

While reading this superb Atlantic essay by Katie Kilkenny on Disney's approach to the Star Wars franchise, a thought occurred to me: What if the new movies — Episodes VII-IX and the standalone films — completely ignore the prequels? » 9/15/14 11:11pm Yesterday 11:11pm

Target, We Need to Talk About This

This past weekend I had my birthday party, and wanted some decorations, as one does. So I visit my local Tar-zhay, and decide on a Disney Princess/Superhero theme because I'm an adult and if I want Belle canoodling with Batman or Captain America then by God, I shall do so. Except for one very disappointing thing: » 9/15/14 10:21pm Yesterday 10:21pm

Jamaican Nerds Unite: Anime Nation 2014

Apparently Jamaica is displaying a dedicated cosplay attitude—my sister has been to two events in the last six months, and was completely blown both away and out of the water by the attendees level of devotion to detail and passion for just anime fandom. It's not really something she, as a Jamaican, would ever have… » 9/15/14 5:47pm Yesterday 5:47pm