They Might be Giants have definitely fallen out of the mainstream of alternative music. You're not likely to hear a lot of the new songs on heavy rotation on the Current or your alt station of choice. You don't hear a lot of covers of their songs, and especially not a shrill wannabe-Etta James teen ... More >>
Hello Kitty lunchbox from Amazon ($21.65 with shipping)There is a rather large section of the foodie population that gleefully self-identifies as geeks. It makes sense, as only a geek could get excited about things like sous vide or which varietal of hop provides the best counterbalance for ... More >>
What does Columbus Day mean, exactly?
All open Friday
Photo via wiki.racetotheright.comPete "ThePete" Arnold gets his Star Trek on.Pete and Alisha Arnold have gone on the record saying their website poll asking whether Alisha should have an abortion is not a hoax. Update: It's looking like anti-abortion advocacy. More after the jump. But while ... More >>
Photo: Jessica LussenhopOn the trail of the Zeeboid.Who is Pete Arnold, the guy who, along with his wife Alisha, launched the birthornot.com website and abortion poll? He's a right wing blogger who goes by the nickname Zeeboid. The name's on the license plate of the blue Neon parked in his Appl ... More >>
Trekkies are a dedicated group of people, often taking their love of Star Trek out of the realm of a hobby and turning it into a full-time obsession. Some have even gone as far as to have their ears surgically "Spocked." A stellar double-feature of documentaries Trekkies and Six Days In Rosw ... More >>
Got your Star Trek costume all laid out, belly full of candy, pumpkin carved, and still don't know what to do with yourself this Halloween weekend? Don't fret, we've got a host of musical options at your disposal. Here's a rundown of some of the best Halloween-themed concerts happening this weeke ... More >>
Photo via flickr.comHalloween is just a few days away, and if you think you have an original idea for a costume, you might want to think again. There are a handful of get-ups out there that are going to be super-common. We've put together a list of costume don'ts and things to try instead ... More >>
Cristiano Betta via Flickr.comAs the Official Twilight Convention swings into town this weekend, fans will presumably bust out their best vampire costumes. Events scheduled include Twilight karaoke, a vampire masquerade ball, and other activities that encourage participants to don costumes. ... More >>
How do we look to the rest of America? A certain congresswoman from a certain northern suburb earns the lion's share of national ink these days for comments about anti-American presidents, Acorn plots and socialist-facist evildoers in Congress. She has her fans. And then there's The Audacity ... More >>
Is this any way to live long and prosper?
A local company has made a downloadable Klingon dictionary, just in time for the new Star Trek flick. Did you know, uh, that there are actually people who are fluent in Klingon?
Franchise still going at warp speed decades later
Flaming Lips: New adventures in sci-fi
Attention Earthlings: Your planet sucks
What's a lapsed-Catholic former sex worker who doesn't like religious dogma to do when she finds out she still believes?
Ten (or eleven) more Funkytown favorites
Martinis for purists and lovers of fruity mixed drinks alike
Extreme mind melds. Chesty vulcans. Why not try 'Enterprise'?
The X-Files '99: Is the universe out to get us or are we just having trouble getting it on?
Beach Blanket Gecko: Nancy Plank, Paul Boesing, and Stephen D'Ambrose in Edward Albee's Seascape