Dads may be sweet and uncomplaining, but they’re also impossible to buy presents for. But if your dad has an iPhone, we’ve got you covered with our guide to the perfect apps for fathers of all ages. Some are even free. Not that …
It is a sign of the apocalypse in the Mayan calendar that when Roland Emmerich actually releases an awesome movie about the apocalypse, things are pretty much over. And behooooold:
And lo, the giraffes will be borne aloft by helicopters! And Oliver Platt will be an oily government bureaucrat! And Big Stone Jesus’s arms will fall …
I can’t tell whether or not I’m the only one who has been waiting all year for Prototype to come out.
I don’t even know why. I don’t even know that much about it. The story seems to be about this hoody-wearing hipster-looking guy in his 20s named Alex who wakes up in the morgue one day with unbelievable kick-ass powers. He’s …
I am not much for commenting on politics. They’re sort of mushy and non-rigorous in a way that I have trouble parsing with my nerdy brain. But I have been asked to have some thoughts about Twitter and the protests that are going on in Iran.
I read Douglas Rushkoff’s piece in The Daily Beast, which I think does a good job of summing up …
1. German teen struck in hand by meteorite. Still waiting for hand to develop sentience, superpowers, bloodlust.
2. The trailer for The Time Traveler’s Wife is out. Millions of unsuspecting women are exposed to CGI for the first time. Controversial footage of Erica Bana time-traveling to halt production of Ang Lee’s Hulk before it …
Longtime Simpsons writer and world-class hilarious person Mike Reiss responds to critical reaction to his latest movie:
I wrote a sweet little romantic comedy called My Life in Ruins. It was about a bus tour of Greece, and had big laughs, gorgeous scenery, and a simple message: don’t judge others too harshly.
One critic called …
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Last week an e-mail went around at Time announcing that they were shutting down Nirvana.
This is not something that affects anybody anywhere. Not even here. Nirvana is, or was, the part of Time‘s internal network responsible for shuttling files and documents and memos in between Time‘s various …
1. Futurama is coming back:
“When we brought back Family Guy several years ago, everyone said that it was a once in a lifetime thing—that canceled series stay canceled and cannot be revived,” the executives said in a joint statement. “But Futurama was another series that fans simply demanded we bring back, and we couldn’t
One interesting thing Apple showed off at the Developers’ Conference today was parental controls. With the 3.0 version of iPhone’s OS, which will be disseminated next week, you’ll be able to set your iPhone so that your kid can’t download age-inappropriate content to it.
While I have always found the concept of parental controls …
With their frequencies, as compiled by the lexicographers of Oxford University Press, based on a sampling of 1.5 million tweets.
Meyer, you may or may not remember, directed and co-wrote Wrath of Khan and Undiscovered Country and co-wrote Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Now he’s written a memoir called The View From the Bridge: Memories of Star Trek and a Life in Hollywood. The book is out in August, but I have an advance copy here that I’ve been thumbing …
I’m a monster. Rawr!