Separate but Equal: Film and Gaming

A triumphant scene from the 2012 acclaimed Indie Game: Journey

From Bubble Bobble to Bioshock Infinite, Samuel Sattin explores the evolution of modern gaming, and how it’s come to share in a tenuous relationship with its cousin in cables: film.

Affleck as Batman – It Needs to Be Discussed

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Sam Sattin thinks there are better things for Ben Affleck to be doing in Hollywood than playing one of the most iconic superheroes in comic book canon.

League of Somebodies – The First Trial of Manhood

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Samuel Sattin offers the first chapter of his exciting new novel League of Somebodies, about the making of superheroes and men.

How Did Art Critics and Fans Not Know Charles Wing Krafft Was a White Supremacist?

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Sam Sattin looks at the man behind the curtain, and wonders how could we not have known?

50 Greatest Superhero Names of All Time


Put on your cape n’ tights and plunge into the 50 Greatest Superhero–and Villain–Names of All Time, by Samuel Sattin.

Video: Nerdy PSA Asks You to Stop Pretending to Be a Nerd

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Portlandia’s PSA features a real nerd talking about the re-appropriation of the term “nerd”.

Sandy Hook Truthers are Afraid of the Dark

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Sam Sattin believes the Newtown conspiracy theorists use the Internet as a place to peddle claims on the existence (and fear of) malevolent “others”, because the actual truth is just too scary to face.

5 Rules for Achieving True Nerd-dom

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Sam Sattin grew up among the snorting ranks. The latex-allergied and the comically stuttered. And now he wonders whatever happened to all the REAL nerds?

“True Nerd-dom” and Dues-Paying


It’s easy to assume someone doesn’t belong in your tribe, and it’s easy to be wrong about it.

Basterds Unchained: The Revenge of Artistic License

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Samuel Sattin peels at the onion of criticism for Django Unchained, and discovers that what matters most are the discussions themselves.

Schemers and Dreamers: The Popcorn Machines That Never Were

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Sam Sattin had always regarded his grandfather as a little bit crazy, but lately he’s come to embrace what connects him to the family patriarch.