| Jun 8, 2013
| 6:03 AM
It comes as no surprise that Joss Whedon, who created one of fandom's most beloved superheroines in “Buffy the Vampire […]...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 1:42 PM
If you were one of the unlucky pop culture enthusiasts who was defeated by Comic-Con International‘s EPIC Registration system back […]...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:05 PM
It’s the thrill of the chaste — strong-willed heroines pursued by handsome, chiseled men — that makes romance novels so popular among readers.
But as a 14-year-old, Mary Blayney had little interest in hearts and flowers. Instead,...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 8:13 AM
Last August, Weird Tales magazine, long a fixture on the speculative fiction landscape, got hit with a heavy dose of […]...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Noblesville, Indiana -- During a musical interlude early in his set Friday night, Bob Dylan faced the audience and playfully shook his shoulders, prompting a gleeful eruption from the thousand who had gathered at the Klipsch Center, an outdoor venue...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:03 PM
“Man of Steel” began its ascent toward pop-culture immortality during fall 2010 inside a pressurized cabin in the skies between […]...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Science-fiction writer Richard Matheson died on Sunday at age 87, leaving a legacy of some of the best genre storytelling […]...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 4:33 PM
For all of you mostly old-timers who gripe about how “MTV just doesn't play music anymore!” (and I know who you are, because I've often been one of you), you may be glad to hear the news that MTV, VH1 and CMT are declaring July 4, 2013, to...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Scroll through the dozens of movie titles available through Chicago-based Music Box Films (musicboxfilms.com) and you get a heady sense of how many different directions one specialty and foreign-language distributor can go, more or less simultaneously....
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:00 PM
When Natalie Cole and Chucho Valdés share a bill Wednesday night at the Hollywood Bowl, it will mark a long-delayed reunion of two languages and two musical dynasties.
More than half a century ago, on the eve of the Cuban Revolution, Cole's father,...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 12:23 PM
On Sunday night, when Scottish-born actor Peter Capaldi was revealed to be taking over the magic screwdriver to portray Doctor Who in the cultishly popular BBC sci-fi series of the same name, many American fans greeted the news with some confusion....
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:00 AM
When the screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski was a child, he once drew some disturbing pictures in art class — so disturbing the teacher called his parents in for a talk.
"I think the school was really worried by what it said about my home life," said a...