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


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


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


Bob Marrow makes an interesting point about age and attraction.

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


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


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


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?


“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.