‘Dracula Untold’ Every Bloodline Has a Beginning

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Vlad the Impaler like he’s never been seen before. This movie goes beyond the usual on-screen Dracula, to the heart of the man who became a monster.

How Slut-Shaming Hurts Men

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Jordan Gray says that slut-shaming is too engrained in society to go away overnight, but you can do your part to not feed into it.

Flirting With a Fantasy

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Bob Marrow makes an interesting point about age and attraction.

What The New Female Thor Might Mean For Female Representation In Comics

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Is the creation of a new female Thor a watershed moment in pop culture? Or a gimmick to sell more comic books?

‘Maleficent’ A Different Look at an Old Story

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‘Sleeping Beauty’ redone, but this time from the point of view of the villain.

Artist’s Manifesto: Paint Women Like Women

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They’re more than just a collection of parts, writes illustrator Noah Bradley in an appeal to his entertainment industry colleagues.

Can Couples Compare Celebrity Crushes?

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Pete Wilgoren and his wife know that couples who play together, stay together.

Comic Books, My First Love

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Simms Jr.’s writes about the first thing that sent his heart racing. The Incredible Hulk punching someone.

A Famous Author Was Interrupted From Work By His 4-Year-Old Son, Something Magical Happened Next

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Patrick Rothfuss, best-selling author of “The Kingkiller Chronicles,” writes down a moment to remember as a father.

What If I Want To Be A Princess?

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“There simply isn’t a male fantasy about being appreciated and lauded for one’s intrinsic qualities rather than one’s actions.” Noah Brand wonders why that is.

Nerds as Gatekeepers and Chauvinists

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Three women discuss the prevalence of men acting as gatekeepers to sci-fi and fantasy. Why does it happen? What does it feel like?

My Parents Taught Me Four Things. They Finally Sunk In.

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Nick Jurczak reflects on the various lessons that his parents taught him that you’ll never learn in college.

Where the Games Have No Rules

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Nate Owens loves board games. And fortunately for him, so does his son.

One Man: The Eternal Subject of Hollywood? (Video)

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This montage of movie trailers reveals our fixation with the “one man” who must overcome extraordinary odds.

Lying to Children

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Where fantasy stops, untruths begin. Carl Pettit writes on the relationship between media and body image.

Review: Brutal Fantasy Fiction From @strangercomics Released … For Free!

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The world of fantasy writing is widely perceived as being as homogenous as your average gallon of milk. Through a genre called “sword and soul,” writers like Charles Saunders and Milton Davis have developed a new paradigm for fantasy fiction with more diverse casts of characters and innovative new voices. One such effort is Dusu: […]