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Art on Demand

Walking the fine line between fandom and expecting artists to give you what you want.

Nerdy Holidays to You

May the Fourth isn't the only unofficial celebration of pop-culture.
The cultural zeitgeist has always determined the holidays we celebrate.

Doing the Robot

HBO's Westworld digs into real-world consequences of virtual behavior.
Seeing the end of Game of Thrones on the horizon, HBO greenlit a number of other television series that it hoped to fill that void, and one of them was Westworld. I'm not sure anyone looked back at Michael Crichton's 1973 movie and thought it was particularly relevant to today's culture, but the show-runners have decided to prove us all wrong.

Open-Door Policy

Fans don't need to protect their favorite stories from newcomers.
Why do many of us in the community still act as though we're the cultural underdog?

A Strange Primer

Get to know Doctor Strange ahead of the new movie.
Next month, Marvel Studios is adding magic into their cinematic universe, which is one more step outside of what we're used to



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