Pop Culture & Current Events

Captain Marvel Is Crashing Down to Save Us All

Marvel has done a pretty amazing job with their cinematic universe. They spent years building up to The Avengers, and the interconnected universe since then has been a testament to their creative design. There was one hero in the wings, though, who made even the most powerful Avengers look like little leaguers. Enter Captain Marvel. 


Rest in Peace, Stan Lee

Stan Lee, the creator of every Marvel character you love, has passed away at age 95. He’s lived a remarkable life and has left a huge mark on the world. We have him to thank for X-Men, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, and yes, Spider-Man!


This Doctor Who Video Will Give You Nightmares!

There are really only three episodes of Doctor Who that I have trouble rewatching: “The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances” always freaks me out, “The Water of Mars” still gives me full body shudders, and last week’s “Arachnids in the UK” was deeply unsettling because spiders should not be the size of ponies.


Dear Facebook, I’m Just Not That Into You

I stopped visiting Facebook about 2 weeks ago. It wasn’t a conscious declaration, it was just that I felt like Facebook was becoming a crutch to distract me, and it wasn’t something I enjoyed. I probably would have drifted back sooner, but Facebook has been inundating me with emails like a needy ex, and it’s starting to creep me out enough to not want to return.


Disney Is Lining up for the Ultimate Female Hero Crossover

Disney is buying 21st Century Fox, which means that they’ll be adding the X-Men, Fantastic Four, The Simpsons, Futurama, and a whole slew of movie and television properties to their already huge portfolio. They’re also picking up arguably one of the greatest heroes of the late 90’s/early 2000’s, and the crossover possibilities are very exciting: Buffy is coming to Disney.


Five Things to Help You Understand Net Neutrality

Chances are that by now you have heard the term ‘net neutrality‘ thrown around, probably alongside some apocalyptic predictions of ‘life after the free internet’. But after the FCC set aside the rules protecting ‘net neutrality’ last November, changes which have just gone into effect – you might see people online saying ‘I don’t see a difference’ and assuming there was no big deal to begin with.





Going to the Olympics Made Me a Believer

As the closing ceremonies bring the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea to an end, I’m feeling exceptionally fortunate to have been able to go and see some of the highlights of these games in person. I’m also grateful for the opportunity to get to know a little more about Korea, its people, and their culture.



Xfinity X1 Loves the Olympics Like a True Sports Fan!

I love when the Olympics come every two years. It might make me a dork, but there’s something thrilling about cramming so much multiculturalism, athleticism, teamwork, and behind the scenes drama into a few intense weeks that is absolutely captivating.



Punch Bowl Austin Review: Can VR Gaming Work While Dining?

Now that the holidays are in full swing, and your home is cycling through visiting friends and family, you might find yourself trying to come up with a fun group activity that includes dinner. I’ll bet you’re thinking “it shouldn’t be this hard”, and you’re right! So, I’ve got the solution for you — Punch Bowl Social!


Martha and Martha Give Batman vs Superman Some Much Needed Levity

I’ve been watching a lot of classic superhero stories lately, thanks to my 4-year-old, but my running joke is that I don’t want him to discover the DC Extended Universe — it’s just too bleak and dark. However, the folks over at Cracked have found a way to make it much more delightful: with Martha Kent and Martha Wayne doing commentary!


Stranger Things Game Will Get You Lost in the Upside Down

Stranger Things is coming in just a few weeks! If you live under a rock, “Stranger Things” is a horror-ish drama from Netflix that is an homage to the 1980s. It has evil scientists, parallel dimensions, plucky pre-teen heroes, and Winona Ryder screaming at Christmas lights. Now it also has a companion game, and it is incredibly addictive!


LG TV Cinema House Pop-Up Tour Offers Exclusive Stranger Things 2 Sneak Peak

If you’ve ever wanted to experience the ultimate home theater set up, now is your chance. LG and Dolby are going on a roadshow with stops around the country. The roadshow starts today in New York City, just outside of Madison Square Garden. Visitors get to take a break from the hustle and bustle of New York city’s busy midtown area while experiencing a truly immersive home theater experience.


Popular Deal Website FatWallet Closing 10/9/2017

Popular online deal website FatWallet has formally announced Monday, October 9, 2017, as the site’s last day.  FatWallet was one of the earliest online forums where members shared tips on deals, discounts and often leaked advance copies of Black Friday sales circulars.


Missing Game of Thrones Already? This Adaptation of “Winds of Winter” Will Help!

The pace at which George RR Martin has been publishing his “Song of Ice and Fire” series is almost like a math problem. If there are two years between releases for the first, second and third books, then five years for the fourth book and six years for the fifth book, how many years until the sixth book is released? Well, the good folks at io9 found out about a computer program working on an auto-generated “Winds of Winter”, and it’s definitely the sequel we’ve all been waiting for! Seriously, read this excerpt and tell me you aren’t first in…



Meet the 13th (Sort of?) Doctor in Doctor Who!

I am not always a regular watcher of “Doctor Who”, but I always enjoy the show when I remember to watch it. Personally, my favorite season was David Tennant and Catherine Tate, because she was a tough woman who rolled with the insanity that is travel with The Doctor. It’s so hard to judge from a teaser, but I get some very “kicking ass and taking names” vibes from the reveal of the new Doctor, Jodie Whittaker!