Watch Neil Gaiman Read Bad Imitations of Himself

Neil Gaiman was recently on the Wits American Public Media podcast where he got to read the "worst of the worst" of their "Bad Gaiman Challenge": paragraphs that tried (badly) to imitate Gaiman's style of prose. You can listen to the whole episode here or listen to a funny skit with Gaiman called "Alternate Realty" … » 11/21/14 1:32am Today 1:32am

My Complicated Relationship With H.P. Lovecraft

I'm having a crisis of book faith today. After hearing about the racist "jokes" Daniel Handler (aka children's author Lemony Snicket) said about a black author winning an award last evening, I've put him on my list of authors to stop supporting. I feel disgusted and disappointed because I liked A Series of Unfortunate… » 11/20/14 8:45pm Yesterday 8:45pm

Drone video shows the snow wall storm from the inside

We have seen lots of impressive images and time-lapse video of the snow wall that buried entire cities in upstate New York but this is the first drone video filmed behind it, taken in West Seneca by Jim Grimaldi. A new lake effect, powered by arctic winds from the north pole and Siberia, is now hitting the area again. » 11/20/14 7:27pm Yesterday 7:27pm

Was This The Original "Vulcan Nerve Pinch"? (1921-1970s)

Actor Leonard Nimoy famously invented the Vulcan nerve pinch as a more dignified, in-character alternative to "kayoing" one of Spock's on-screen adversaries. The idea of squeezing a nerve in the neck to immobilize an opponent, however, dates back at least as far as the pop-culture of the 1920s. » 11/20/14 2:03pm Yesterday 2:03pm