Do you want more LeVar Burton in your life?

What kind of question is that, of course you want more LeVar Burton in your life. If anything the Reading Rainbow kickstarter has proved is that we, as a society, greatly require more LeVar Burton. Well, lucky for you LeVar guest hosted the YouTube show Sci Show, where he explained the science behind double rainbows. » 5/30/14 5:48pm 5/30/14 5:48pm

A New Digital Reading Rainbow for Schools and Homes

LeVar Burton and the Reading Rainbow team have launched a new Kickstarter to fund a new Digital Reading Rainbow that will be available to any kid with an internet connection. A school version will also be available, and it will be free to any in-need school. » 5/28/14 2:56pm 5/28/14 2:56pm

Revenge Porn in YA Literature

So, I've been reading a short story collection called "Geektastic: Tales from the Nerd Herd". It's a YA anthology book where the stories focus on geeky/nerdy kids from all flavors of nerd (science, roleplaying, cosplay, quiz bowl, superheroes). I've been really enjoying it, up until the story "The Secret of Dino Girl"… » 4/06/14 12:15am 4/06/14 12:15am

Idina Menzel Sings 'Let It Go' on Jimmy Fallon is Delightful

Was anyone else disappointed by the performance of 'Let it Go' from the Oscars? John Travolta fucked up Idina Menzel's name royally, the song was cut, Idina seemed off her game, and, was it just me, or did the music seem sped up a little? The result was a live performance that wasn't up to par with Idina Menzel's… » 3/04/14 11:53am 3/04/14 11:53am

Little Petal Dresses Commercial!

Hey guys! I don't know if any of you remember the comic-book inspired convertible dresses that my friend made a few months ago. She's been working really hard on growing her business the past few months and it's been really successful! She's been featured on ThinkGeek's FB page and on The Mary Sue! » 3/01/14 4:44pm 3/01/14 4:44pm

Personal Statement for Grad School, HOW U WORK?

No, but seriously, I've been working on my grad application (for Library and Information Science) for the past few weeks. It's pretty much done. The forms are filled out, my transcript it in, my resume is uploaded, and I have two people who will write me letters of recommendation. The only thing I have left to do is… » 1/23/14 3:57pm 1/23/14 3:57pm

Gray's Papaya in the West Village Closed

Without any announcement, Gray's Papaya shut its doors yesterday, apparently due to a 20k rent hike. And it's going to be replaced by some overpriced juice bar bullshit. Fucking hell. This is breaking my heart. I'm a native New Yorker, and Gray's Papaya was a staple of my childhood. I remember going to Washington… » 1/09/14 11:04pm 1/09/14 11:04pm

Fan Poll Leads to a New Female Transformer

Hey, this is cool! Hasbro Toys will be introducing a new Transformer robot Windblade, who is female. Windblade is the result of a poll where fans got to pick the majority of her characteristics (except the kabuki-esque appearance, that was done by the design team according to the Transformers Wiki). » 1/08/14 1:49pm 1/08/14 1:49pm

Comic Book Wednesdays: Fishnet's Holiday Gift Guide (Part 1)

Welcome back, gals and pals, to another Comic Book Wednesday. Since it's December, and since the holidays are upon us, we're all going to be doing a fair amount of shopping soon. And you know what makes excellent Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanza/Winter Solstice/Shit-It's-Cold-Let's-Give-Each-Other-Crap gifts? Comics. So, I… » 12/04/13 8:04pm 12/04/13 8:04pm