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Justin Timberlake, Prince, Super Bowl LII

Justin Timberlake, Prince’s Hologram, and the Tensions of Fandom

Also, what does a tribute to the Purple One have to do with Star Trek?
G.I. Joe Phantom X-19 Stealth Fighter

G.I. Joe’s Phantom X-19: The Best Toy Stealth Fighter

It’s a shame that a vehicle so cool never figured more prominently in the G.I. Joe mythos.
Hugh Hefner

Let’s Be Honest About Hugh Hefner’s Legacy

In light of his death, some have examined Hugh Hefner’s legacy and found it deeply wanting.
Doctor Strange - Scott Derrickson

My Favorite Christ and Pop Culture Articles of 2016

Obviously, I’m a little biased, but I was once again impressed by the site’s depth and breadth of coverage.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Random Nerdery: Guardians of the Galaxy, Sword Master, Spectral & Lone Wolf and Cub

Marvel’s next big hit, gorgeous-looking Chinese swordplay, more Netflix original sci-fi, and classic cult samurai action.
Darth Vader

The Perils (and Positives) of Politicizing Pop Culture

Pop culture nerdery won’t save the union but it could help us understand each other a little better.
Rogue One

Random Nerdery: Macross, Star Wars, Voltron, and Thunderbirds Are Go

Transforming mecha and the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” make everything better.
Ms. Marvel

When Reading Comic Books Made Me a Better Parent

A meditation on parenting and “Ms. Marvel,” one of the most delightful comic books I’ve read in quite some time.
Tie Fighter

The Empire Destroys Some Rebel Scum in This Tie Fighter Fan Film

An incredible work of fandom that pays tribute to classic “Star Wars” as well as vintage anime titles like “Robotech.”
That Dragon, Cancer

Believe It or Not, But There Are Video Games That Are About More Than Just Shooting People

Highlighting two video games that contain nothing to shoot, no power-ups, and no princesses to save or alien empires to obliterate.
That Dragon, Cancer

Are you really redeeming culture?

Hobbes & Bacon

Calvin & Hobbes Return (sort of) In Hobbes and Bacon

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