Why Superhero Movie Fans Need To See Birdman

Even in a year with some pretty notable superhero films, Birdman is a pretty significant movie about superheroes. This darkly surreal satire about an aging actor struggling with his superhero past is full of magical-realist touches and tugs at our national obsession with big heroic narratives. And here's why superhero… » 10/22/14 6:06pm 54 minutes ago

Humankind Has Played More Than 6 Billion Hours of Halo Online

When we talk about a franchise as popular as Halo, sometimes the numbers get so big as to grossly outsize human comprehension. Today, Microsoft announced that the tentpole franchise has sold more than 60 million copies to date, and that people have put in over 6 billion hours into the online modes. » 10/22/14 4:01pm Today 4:01pm

10 Bizarre Theories About The Pyramids That DON'T Involve Aliens

The ancient Egyptians built the pyramids to inspire awe, but could they have known that they would also inspire idiocy? For millennia, individuals have gazed upon these edifices, seeing them not as they are, but as projections of their own beliefs. Here are ten of the strangest theories—no aliens required. » 10/22/14 3:20pm Today 3:20pm

Sunset Overdrive Is Ready for the Apocalypse. Are You?

Are you the type who spends your Saturday afternoons standing in the park wearing a sandwich board proclaiming the glorious conflagration that's just around the corner? Is your fallout shelter stocked with a ten-year supply of nutritional bars, bottled water, and triple-ply toilet paper? Or maybe the words "incoming… » 10/22/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm