For the past two years, Montreal-based artist Sophie Labelle has published Assigned Male, a webcomic about an 11-year-old transgender girl named Stephanie who is in earliest stages of transitioning and coming out to the people around her. While Labelle's work has been noted in the queer webcomics community for its frank and powerful portrayals of everyday life for trans youth, the artist has recently become a victim of a targeted attack from online trolls, who have sent her death threats and doxxed her personal information such as her address in an attempt to scare her.
For some reason, everyone wants to make a new Pinocchio movie. Guillermo del Toro tried. Robert Downey Jr tried. And, of course, Disney is trying, building off the growing success of its live-action remakes of classic animation. Now there's been a significant update to the Disney version of the tale with Oscar winner Sam Mendes currently in talks to direct.
Bacteria have had some pretty great PR, recently. Thanks to a lot of new research about their importance to our bodies, they aren't really seen as soulless microscopic murderers any more. They're colourful, misunderstood beings living together outside the spotlight, freeloading in our guts in exchange for favours. In other words, they're artists.
Video: We've gotten a few evocative trailers for Spike TV's eerie, violent Stephen King adaptation, The Mist. Now we have a behind-the-scenes featurette that explains a bit more about the characters, and how the show will focus not just on how they're affected by the titular menace, but also on how living in terror will reshape the community at its core.
This weekend's episode of Doctor Who revealed a strange new twist in the Doctor and Missy's tumultuous relationship. We recently had the chance to talk to Michelle Gomez about her time on the show, and now that "Extremis" is out in the wild, we had to get her spoilery thoughts on Missy's latest appearance.
In recent weeks, both Netflix and Disney have been threatened by movie pirates who demanded a ransom in exchange for not leaking big ticket films and shows. In both cases, the companies have refused to pay. The producers of India's most successful film of all time were also the victims of blackmail, and six suspects were arrested this week.
Car crashes, nuclear explosions and even asteroid impacts are relatively puny compared with some of our universe's other explosive events. Heck, a violent, seemingly infinitely hot explosion is probably what set the whole universe in motion in the first place. So big collisions, like those between black holes many times the mass of our sun, could have some pretty wild consequences. Like scarring spacetime itself.
While History of the World Part I might be the most obvious Mel Brooks movie to get a sequel (of course, there being only one of those is part of the joke), Spaceballs has aged incredibly well. Not only is science fiction huge in movies again, but the same franchises lampooned in that film are back in a big way. And it's that phenomena that Mel Brooks says is re-kickstarting Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money.
This thing sucks. In a good way. The Samsung VR9300 is the most powerful robot vacuum cleaner that you can buy in Australia, and it's redesigned to be slimmer in profile than its predecessors to better slip underneath your couch and furniture to keep your house clean. Integrated Wi-Fi and a ceiling-mapping camera and onboard sensor suite means it'll guide itself around your property while you're away, and you can remotely control it to give your house a bit of a tszuj while you're out.
Lots of people really want to go to Mars. Some of them want to live on that barren litter box forever, which sounds exciting, but would probably suck. The thing about a Martian colony is that people would have to be able to reproduce there in order to keep it going — and luckily for those hopeful pioneers, a team of Japanese scientists have achieved an important first step toward making their pipe dream a reality.
"Extremis" was the most unique episode of Doctor Who we've seen so far in season 10 — but only because, unlike the rest of the season, it felt like an episode we've seen many times before from head writer Steven Moffat. For better or worse, it was a reminder of the style that will be forever linked with his time running the show.
PayPal sued Pandora on Friday, claiming that the struggling music streaming service ripped off its distinctive blue logo in the hopes of piggybacking on PayPal's popularity. PayPal savagely disses Pandora's business model in its complaint, basically claiming that Pandora's user base is faltering so much that it has to trick PayPal's customers into accidentally clicking on the streaming app.
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