Harley Quinn Finally Did The Thing, And Did It Right

Harley Quinn Finally Did The Thing, And Did It Right

As bloody, curse-laden and generally bawdy as DC Universe’s Harley Quinn show is, it’s always displayed a surprising level of emotional intelligence in the way that it’s handled the complicated, interpersonal relationships that have shaped the lives of its characters.

Is ‘Lucid Dreaming’ Real?

Is ‘Lucid Dreaming’ Real?

Reality has plenty of exit-hatches: strong drugs, streamed television, certain corners of social media. But the most immersive reality-dissolver might be lucid dreaming, wherein the dreamer recognises they’re dreaming and proceeds to reshape their dreamscape per their own specifications. A slight disreputableness clings to the phenomenon—it sounds like a schoolyard…

Cosplay Is A Business And It Is Suffering

Yaya Han was supposed to be on tour right now. Instead of signing copies of books and posing for pictures with fans, the cosplayer is at home prepping her next shipment of washable masks to help people prevent the spread of covid-19.

Batwoman Ripped Off The Bat-Bandage, For Better Or Worse

Batwoman Ripped Off The Bat-Bandage, For Better Or Worse

Batman is one of those characters whose casting has a tendency to unleash a certain passion in folks. With every casting there’s criticism. Michael Keaton was too funny to play Batman. Christian Bale was too skinny. Ben Affleck was too Ben Affleck, and Robert Pattinson is apparently too sparkly because…

You Do Not Need A Projector

You Do Not Need A Projector

In the before times, one question would invariably arise in the office kitchen as my coworkers poured kombucha into a coffee mug while eyeing my undiluted cold brew: “What projector should I get?” Now, amidst the global pandemic, it comes via text, DM, and Slack message, with more urgency. My…

The Long-Lost Dubbed Galaxy Express 999 Movies Look Amazing But Sound Bonkers

The Long-Lost Dubbed Galaxy Express 999 Movies Look Amazing But Sound Bonkers

Leiji Matsumoto’s brutal struggles to survive. Everything about the series, like its surprisingly kinetic action sequences and its deft use of moving leitmotifs, made the story feel like poetry. This is true both of the original series featuring its Japanese voice cast and of the more recently produced dubs (which…

Fly Away, Ryan

Fly Away, Ryan

Editing Ryan has been one of the best experiences in my career as an editor. They can write about physics like no one else and have helped me understand concepts I never thought I could get my mind around, from dark matter to quantum computers to weather (actually, I still…

No, The OnePlus 8 Pro Does Not Have X-Ray Vision

No, The OnePlus 8 Pro Does Not Have X-Ray Vision

Back when I reviewed the OnePlus 8 Pro, I said the phone’s built-in colour filter camera felt gimmicky considering it only offered four different filter effects. But as it turns out, the OnePlus 8 Pro’s colour filter camera is way more gimmicky that I had thought now that people are…

An R2-D2 Robot Vacuum Is Exactly The Chore Droid I’m Looking For

An R2-D2 Robot Vacuum Is Exactly The Chore Droid I’m Looking For

It’s staggering to think that Matthew Scott Hunter came up with a way to combine his love of clean floors and Star Wars before the marketing teams at Disney, Lucasfilm, and iRobot did. Using random household items he turned his functional robot vacuum into an Artoo unit that roams and…

U.S. Government Proposed Manipulating CDC Guidelines To Avoid Mask Shortages

U.S. Government Proposed Manipulating CDC Guidelines To Avoid Mask Shortages

The U.S. government proposed manipulating information about whether N95 masks worked to fight the spread of coronavirus in the general public, according to Dr. Richard Bright, a whistleblower who testified publicly for the first time on Thursday. The deception was an effort to avoid shortages and keep masks available for…

These Are The Cars Of The Solar System

Who here likes planets? I know I do—hell, I even live on one! I suspect there’s many fellow planet-enthusiasts out there, which is why I decided to do this: try and find cars named for every planet in our solar system, including our disrespected pal, the dwarf planet Pluto. Aside…