Why should you read “Fahrenheit 451” [Video]

Ray Bradbury’s novel imagines a world where books are banned- and possessing, let alone reading them, is forbidden.The protagonist, Montag, is a fireman responsible for destroying what remains. The story raises the question: how can you preserve your mind in a society where free will, self-expression and curiosity are under fire? Iseult Gillespie examines what […]

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Know Your Punk…

Story and visual subgenres (mostly punk types) and their most important aspects, ordered by the decades they based. These years are approximate years, not exact years. And these years are not when the stories were made. [Via Imgur]

The Myth of Pandora’s Box Retold Through Animation

Pandora was the first mortal woman, breathed into being by Hephaestus, god of fire. The gods gave her gifts of language, craftsmanship and emotion. From Zeus she received two gifts: the trait of curiosity and a heavy box screwed tightly shut — never to be opened. But what treasure could never be seen by human […]

Five of the Best Nuclear Apocalypse Movies

By John Lister Contributing Writer, [GAS] There are very few generalizations which I hold true in life, but one of them is that if you aren’t slightly obsessed with the aftermath of a nuclear apocalypse, we probably won’t be friends. Whether it’s the result of inborn geekiness or the era in which I grew up, […]

Toto’s “Africa” Will Play For All Eternity in The Middle of the Namib Desert

Artist Max Siedentopf installed what he calls “Toto Forever” in the middle of the Namib Desert, an installation that, thanks to solar power, could play Toto’s Africa for all eternity. From Max Siedentopf and BBC News: “[I] wanted to pay the song the ultimate homage and physically exhibit ‘Africa’ in Africa,” explains the 27-year-old artist. […]

Must Read Post-Apocalyptic Thriller (And Now a Netflix Movie) – Bird Box: A Novel

Imagine a world where when people go outside, they’re somehow driven to deadly violence (to themselves or others) as soon as they get a glimpse of something that no one has ever seen and lived to tell about it. This is the premise of Bird Box. Now a Netflix film starring Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, […]

Bullying, Violence and Harassment: Is this the best a man can get?

A fantastic new ad campaign from Gillette taking a look at the culture of toxic masculinity. As a geek, I’ve been bullied a lot when I was younger. It was a time when being a geek was not such a good thing, and I’m glad to see companies such as Gilette taking a stand against […]

10 Creepiest Abandoned Amusement Parks

In this video from the folks over at AllTime10s, we take a look at 10 of the scariest abandoned amusement parks in the world. There’s nothing scarier than an abandoned theme park, and these 10 are set to give you nightmares. From a deserted theme park on the edge of a notorious suicide forest, to […]