Michelle Castillo

Michelle likes zombies, viral videos and cheesy science fiction television and movies - but not in that order. She's an overall pop culture junkie and happiest when overanalyzing minute details of things that don't really matter. She's previously covered arts and entertainment for MSNBC.com, EW.com, the Los Angeles Times and the Hollywood Reporter.

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March 11, 2011 –

Trekkies From 1973 Seem Just Like Trekkies From Today

Live long and prosper.

Police Scanners + Ambient Music + Los Angeles = You Are Listening To LA

Making music is never a crime, except in this case there’s a possibility it might be. [via You Are Listening To LA]

She Don’t Like Firefly

Might be the …

Earthquake Preparedness Apps to Help You In Case of an Emergency

While you can’t prevent natural disasters like earthquakes, you can prepare for them so you know what to do when one hits.

Your phone can become a tool to help you survive a dangerous situation. Here are some suggestions of which apps to download so you can be prepared when disaster strikes. While it’s still scary to be put in that …

Video Game Tip Sheet: ‘Okamiden’

Excited for Okamiden? The game comes out in the US on March 15 for the DS, but we have the inside scoop on things you should look out for. Product Marketing Manager Eric Monacelli sent us everything he knows and loves about the game.

Buried Treasure

Hidden in treasure chests throughout the world of Okamiden are pieces of Issun’s …

Foursquare Partners with AMEX at SXSW

SXSW is famous for being a launch pad for new apps and new tech features. Among those being tested out this year is Foursquare’s American Express partnership. Now, when you check in at selected locations and purchase at least $5 worth of goods, you can get a $5 credit on your statement.

Wall Street Journal talked to AMEX vice chairman …

Your Choice of Email Domain Says a Lot About You

Do you feel a propensity to sign up for one email domain over another? Have you noticed that most of your address book consists of people who use Google Chat or Yahoo! Messenger? Just don’t get why people would stick with one old domain over another?

Hunch looked through the stats of their users and asked them about which of the four …

Man Arrested Over ‘Inciting’ Facebook Comment

Be careful what you post: A man from Zimbabwe was arrested for a comment he posted on Facebook. The offending remark?

I am overwhelmed, I don’t want to say Mr. or PM what happened in Egypt is sending shockwaves to dictators around the world. No weapon but unity of purpose worth emulating, hey.

Unfortunately Vikas Mavhudzi posted it on …

Introducing Fandor: Netflix-Meets-Sundance Online

Despite being told by critics and audiences you made a great film, it can be hard for independent filmmakers to sell their movie to a distributor. Film festivals only produces so many big deals, and a lot of movies are never to be heard from again.

That’s where Fandor is hoping to step in. Marketing themselves as …

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