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Jason Silva Tells Us We’re More Human Than Human

If you’ve watched any number of science fiction films from the past 30 years, you’ll recognize how preoccupied we are with the idea of bettering ourselves through technology and creating… more

Is TRUE DETECTIVE the Next Great Horror Show?

Are you watching HBO’s newest hit True Detective? My guess is probably, since Episode 1, “The Long Bright Dark,” racked up the most viewers for an HBO premiere since… more

Nerdist Podcast: William Shatner

The legendary William Shatner chats with Chris and Jonah about his upcoming show Shatner’s World in movie theaters around the country, his love of making people laugh, and his… more

LYT Review: “Compliance” Belabors a Well-Taken Point

About 25 minutes into Compliance, I wanted to reach into the screen and slap everyone in the face. The urge did not dissipate over the movie’s running time; in fact,… more

LYT Preview: The 2012 Los Angeles Film Fest

The Los Angeles Film Festival kicks off this Thursday, kicking summer into super high gear for L.A. cinephiles and bringing a peek at what the rest of the year… more

LYT Review: “Prometheus” is Probably the Monster Movie You’ve Been Anticipating

If you’re the slightest bit superstitious, it would seem like a bad idea to call the home vehicle that sustains your life in the cold vacuum of space “Prometheus.” Yes,… more

Make Good Art: Neil Gaiman’s Advice To Graduates

It’s that time of year, many people of all ages participating in the pomp and circumstance that is graduation.  Congratulations to all who have managed to complete another one of… more

Lights, Camera, Life!

The other day, I was waiting for my order at the local Western Bagel when three nineteen-year-olds walked in. I didn’t card them or anything, but let’s just say they… more

Nerdist Podcast #132: BEN FOLDS

The superbly awesometastic Ben Folds joins us at Swinghouse Studios in LA to chat about song writing, the sexual exploits of Superman, William Shatner and helicopter rides. PLUS details on… more

Writers You Might Like, Number 3(ish)!

YOU GUUUYS! I can’t believe how many emails I’ve gotten about the books you wonderful nerds (or your friends) have written! The literary nerd in my soul absolutely… more

Mother Uses Dead Son’s Sperm For Grandchild

Just your typical boy-meets-girl, girl has son-who-then-tragically-dies-so-she-harvests-his-sperm-to-mother-her-future-grandchild story. No, this is not a script from a telenovela, but the real life narrative of Marissa Evans, 44, who lost her son… more

Don’t Make a Promise You Can’t Keep!

Shortly after September 11, 2001, middle school teacher Gary Weddle vowed not to shave his face until Osama Bin Laden was killed or captured. Unfortunately for him, this took nearly… more

“Star Wars,” The Existential Edit

Star Wars meets Sartre. The subtitles are mostly from actual Sartre quotes. Ignore what they’re saying if you understand French and ignore the misspelling of “Sartre” in the beginning, and… more