D&D is Geeky? Why, Thank You, Yes It Is!

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Johnathan Bane wonders why anyone would judge what a man does in his spare time.

‘Into the Woods’ Warns People to be Careful What They Wish For

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A musical that brings your favorite fairy tale characters together for a different kind of story.

‘The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies’ A Satisfying End to the Saga

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Jay Snook reviews the final Hobbit film, and notices it is a film that successfully brings this story to a close. But is it a film fans will enjoy?

Outside of the Fantasy — Authenticity is Hot, Bad to the Bone is Not

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Women will forgive you for not being as “bad boy sexy” as fantasy characters. They will reject you for not being yourself.

‘Once Upon a Time’ Is a Different Kind of Fairy Tale

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There are no women in distress, and monsters are not so easy to see on this hot TV drama.

Good Fantasy Writing…and Good Men

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N.C. Harrison discusses David Eddings, the fantasy writer whose approachable, down-to-earth work helped Harrison face many challenges of his own.

‘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.