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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Random Nerdery: Macross, Star Wars, Voltron, and Thunderbirds Are Go
Transforming mecha and the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” make everything better.
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.
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.”
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.