- NASA researcher thinks we could find another habitable planet within the next two years. Break out the spacesuits!
- Just another photo op, or are the Daleks returning to Doctor Who this coming season?
- New Brave posters have been released, featuring some of the other main characters, and members of Merida’s family.
- Enjoy this sneak peek at The Avengers, featuring Black Widow kicking some serious ass.
- We’re still talking about The Hunger Games, along with everyone else. There is an interesting NY Times analysis of Katniss Everdeen and the archetype of the warrior woman, clearly becoming another trope. Slate has a great post about experimental musician Laurie Spiegel, who is getting some deserved attention since her 1972 composition “Sediment” has been featured in the movie’s Cornucopia scene.
- Felicia Day launched her new YouTube channel, Geek and Sundry, the other day. We’d love to see more geeks of color in the channel’s content, but the project is still worth checking out. (Check out also this related post on Racialicious for yet another perspective.)
- With the 3D re-release of Titanic right around the corner – we’ll never let go, Jack! – few are immune to the fever, as indicated by this stylish Harper’s Bazaar photo-shoot. Besides drawing inspiration from Titanic, the spread pays tribute to Cameron’s other films, like our favorite, Aliens.
- Speaking of the Aliens series, check out this set of a dozen new photos from Prometheus, including a few behind-the-scenes shots. Hurry up, movie!
- Pop culture researcher and librarian Jess Nevins has successfully raised funds to publish an impressive Encyclopedia of Golden Age Superheroes (although you could probably still kick in for the project to help make it extra-spectacular). To celebrate his efforts, the fine folks over at Coilhouse have made available a full, free PDF of Nevins’ article “Sherlock Holmes vs. The Fox Woman: A Brief History of Chinese Pulp”, which appeared in Issue 5 of the magazine.
- While the exorcism flick should have seen its heyday by now, we’re still intrigued by The Exorcist of the 21st Century, a doc about “Vatican approved” treatments of the seemingly possessed.
- There’s no doubt that The Simpsons remains popular due to the witty allusions to culture and history. Flavorwire has narrowed down all the numerous art history references to just 10 shining examples. (How they managed to stick to just 10 is beyond us.)
- Holy mackerel, boobs ahoy! An editor at io9 painstakingly put together a gallery of 1970′s cosplayers. The link is definitely NSFW, so be advised if you are browsing in your cubicle.
- If you have a Netflix account, here are a couple of exciting additions to their streaming library: Submarine, the coming of age comedy written and directed by our beloved Richard Ayoade, has just been added to the list, and you can also watch a whole bunch of TEDTalks on topics ranging from pop culture, to human sexuality, to space exploration.
- Can you believe this Etsy listing of all the 151, first generation Pokemon bead sprites? While the price tag is enough to make most of us gulp, Lois has been staring longingly at the screen and dreaming of better days to come, when she might catch them all.
What’s on your radar this week? Tell us in the comments!
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