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The deCordova thinks about ''murals''

In "Wall Works" at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, curatorial fellow Lexi Lee Sullivan attempts to corral a trend in art today that spans graffiti and interior decoration.
Off the Wall
By GREG COOK  |  July 22, 2011

Make It So: 7 of the geekiest sex toys ever made (NSFW)

It's a common misconception that nerds don't have sex. On the contrary. Nerds have more sex, and weirder sex, than you're having.
To boldly go
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  February 11, 2011
Arisia 2011: Bigger, better, and building up to Boskone

Arisia 2011: Bigger, better, and building up to Boskone

Art: SHAENON GARRITY This past weekend, Arisia returned for its 22nd annual year. It's a sci-fi and fantasy convention that happens in Boston every year,...
By Maddy Myers  |  January 20, 2011

To boldly go ... to Framingham: A trek to fan con Super Megafest

The entire 20th century is crammed into a ballroom in the Sheraton hotel.
Super Megafest offers the relics of our escapist fantasies. Make it so.
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  January 07, 2011
William Shatner – F*** You [VIDEO]

William Shatner – F*** You [VIDEO]

By Paul Driscoll  |  November 09, 2010

Screw logic

My boyfriend has what I consider a rather unusual attitude about apologizing. He has told me that he believes an apology is only required if the action in question is done intentionally ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  July 23, 2010

Crossword: ''Movie Madness''

Be kind, can't rewind
Be kind, can't rewind
By MATT JONES  |  June 18, 2010

Bigger — and better

Metropolis just keeps growing.
The new, ‘complete’ Metropolis
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 04, 2010

Crossword: ''Stuff it''

My cup runneth over
My cup runneth over
By MATT JONES  |  March 26, 2010

Interview: Patton Oswalt

For someone who came up as part of the "alternative comedy" scene of the 1990s, Patton Oswalt is becoming increasingly mainstream.
On staying sharp
By RYAN STEWART  |  February 05, 2010

Oscar predictions 2010

After years of shrinking audiences and low-grossing Best Picture nominees, the Academy this year is hedging its bets.
With 10 Best Picture noms, is Oscar up in the air? Our critic predicts.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 29, 2010

Arisia 2010: the Sexiest of Sci-Fi Cons

The weekend before last, Arisia came to town, and sci-fi and fantasy fans of all ages let their hair down and donned custom-made corsets and...
By Maddy Myers  |  January 26, 2010

Photos: Arisia 2010

The 21st annual installment of sci-fi convention Arisia
Arisia 2010 at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, January 15-18, 2010
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  January 22, 2010

Photos: New England Fan Experience 2009

Photos of fans and more at the New England Fan Experience 2009
At the Courtyard Marriott in Downtown Boston
By MADDY MYERS  |  November 20, 2009
Hardly Illogical: Leonard Nimoy Day, November 14

Hardly Illogical: Leonard Nimoy Day, November 14

Hizzoner hath decreed it: November 14 is Leonard Nimoy Day. Why? Well, as loyal Museum of Science visitors know, he grew up three blocks from...
By Shaula Clark  |  November 14, 2009

Interview: Leonard Nimoy

If Leonard Nimoy’s acting work had been limited to that deliriously crazy music video for “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins,” he’d probably still be celebrated by a lot of us.
Hot Vulcan
By ROB TURBOVSKY  |  November 13, 2009


Photos: Comic Con 2009 at Back Bay Events Center

Photos from the Boston comic book convention
Comic Con descended upon Back Bay on October 24, 2009
By MADDY MYERS  |  October 30, 2009

Crossword: ''What are the odds''

You may be luckier than you think
You may be luckier than you think
By MATT JONES  |  October 16, 2009

Magnificent machines

A machine that can make everything. It's been the stuff of science fiction for decades. But now, it's a reality. In fact, there's one in Providence.
Inside AS220's Fab Lab
By CHRISTOPHER COLLINS  |  August 07, 2009

Festival atmosphere

Summer traditionally has been the happy hunting ground for Hollywood studios — the time when they unleash their big-budgeted, f/x-heavy warhorses on armies of newly freed schoolchildren and frazzled adults trying to beat the heat.
Between the Blockbuster and the beach there are the film festivals of New England
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 12, 2009

Can't escape Snape at LeakyCon

Sure, Figawi Race Weekend is a blast, but how many times in my life would I have the opportunity to mingle with more than 750 J.K. Rowling devotees? So, this past Memorial Day weekend, I decided to skip Nantucket and join the all-ages, international as
Pottering Around
By NEELY STEINBERG  |  May 29, 2009

MRTPQ, Borchers, Barros, Greenwood and WTF

MRTPQ, Borchers, Barros, Greenwood and WTF

  The Qdoba MRTPQ is about swearing in front of the children, Walt Borchers talks abou...
By Charlie  |  May 13, 2009

Review: Star Trek

The original Star Trek , after all, didn't even complete its five-year mission. Four spinoff TV series, 10 theatrical releases, and millions of dollars of merchandise later, the Enterprise goes back into space with the original cast, if not the origina
Going boldly and well
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 08, 2009

Cross country trek

A two-day mission
A two-day mission
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 08, 2009

Hope springs infernal

Given the current economic climate, spring this year is a season more of dread than of hope for change.
Brimstone and buddy movies are on the Hollywood agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2009
Fletcher, Forsberg, WTF and The Finisher!

Fletcher, Forsberg, WTF and The Finisher!

Fletcher missed Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, so he watched last night and reviewed it ...
By Charlie  |  January 28, 2009


The Year of the Nerd

Barack Obama is many things. Dedicated senator. Devoted husband and father. Adept orator. President-elect. Nerd.
Screw the jocks and prom queens — in 2008, geeks took control of entertainment, pro sports . . . even the White House
By RYAN STEWART  |  December 23, 2008

The holly and the miser

Let the current financial tsunami be a lesson to you, arrogant plebeian consumer: greed cometh before a fall.
You're suddenly poor; suck it up and be cheap
By KARA BASKIN  |  December 08, 2008

Geeky gifts 101

“Smelly Yankee Candle for Grandma? Check. Tie for Dad? Got it. Toy dump truck for Tommy? Yup. Man, this holiday shopping stuff is easy. Now, who’s next? . . . Um. . . Hmmm.”
An introduction to buying things you don’t completely understand
By GEORGIANA COHEN  |  December 08, 2008

Crossword: ''Come on, get it right!''

Driving grammar purists crazy since, well, forever
By MATT JONES  |  December 03, 2008