The Final Frontier: The Top 10 Most Sexist Moments in Star Trek: The Original Series

Equality and respect… The final frontier. It’s no secret that J.J. Abrams’s reboot of the Star Trek series has caught some flak for its representation of women. Not only did many viewers and critics believe the importance of the reboot’s female characters was downplayed—their roles reduced to simply supporting the white, male leads—but Star Trek: Into Darkness also featured a […]

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Nerds Do It Better: Why Nerd Culture Cultivates a Better Understanding of Story

What does the term “great storytelling” mean to you? For many, it evokes names like Hemingway, Austen, Steinbeck, or Joyce. What probably doesn’t come to mind are titles like Star Wars, Mass Effect, Final Fantasy, Sherlock, or The Dark Knight. Literary classics, these titles are not, but I’m here to reveal a dirty little secret about all the stuff your […]