Awesome, Incorporated

In 'A Biggish Idea' we walked through the expansion of a doesn't-need-to-be-fictional company from a few hundred people to a worldwide collection of civilizations within a single distributed nation within the abusively powerful legal shell of a corporation. (Yes, we really did. Verify away!) » 4/02/14 1:36pm 4/02/14 1:36pm

The Secrets of Saving SHIELD

Everyone keeps asking, "how can SHIELD be better?" This speaks a lot of the devoted viewership SHIELD has, even with early episodes receiving fairly mixed reviews. People want this show to be great, and it has the elements it needs to be amazing - it just needs a little push to get there. » 12/18/13 7:00am 12/18/13 7:00am

Gawker Gift Guide: io9 Edition

To make sure everyone buys everyone the best gifts ever, this year Gawker has divided the universe of potential gift recipients into readers of our Gawker Media brother and sister sites. Previously: Kotaku Gift Guide; Jezebel Gift Guide; Deadspin Edition; Lifehacker Gift Guide. » 12/13/13 1:07pm 12/13/13 1:07pm

Explaining the Tesseract, Infinity Gems and other Powers Cosmic

Since enough people have asked about it, here's an explanation of Marvel's many objects of ultimate power, and how they tie to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Consider this a primer to help figure out all of the references to "Infinity" in the movies. » 11/12/13 11:37am 11/12/13 11:37am

Costumers Ask, "What are Women?"

There is some serious cognitive dissonance between costume companies desire to sell costumes to women, and their understanding of what women are - their understanding of fictional women at least. » 10/27/13 12:39pm 10/27/13 12:39pm