Christmas -- or whatever you celebrate this time of year -- is not a geek holiday. Sure, the togetherness and gift-giving and eggnog drunks are great no matter if you're a geek or not, but it still seems like the holiday should throw us some kind of bone. It doesn't, though. There are just no sweet ... More >>
In recent days, we've shared the Internet Movie Database's ten most popular performers from Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs and Aurora. But there's a lot more state out there, and plenty of other notables from places beyond these four cities -- like, for instance, Greeley, Conifer, Longmont, Crest ... More >>
Comic-Con has been packing in talent and fans alike in San Diego all weekend. Liz Ohanesian is covering the action for our media; here's the first of her reports. Ben Blacker had just arrived at San Diego Comic-Con when we met. The writer was preparing for a whirlwind of events surrounding Thrillin ... More >>
Futurama has been cancelled...again. Fans are keenly aware that the show was nuked back in 2003 by Fox, then brought back by Comedy Central after it bought the rights to the four movies in 2007. But this season will reportedly be the last one, with the series finale airing on September 4. Yes, Fut ... More >>
Gateway Acts is a new ongoing series on Backbeat in which we examine the music that served as an entry point for our burgeoning musical obsessions, a gateway drug that tuned us in and turned us on. Today, Noah Hubbell gives us the goods on a Rush to judgment that he made early on. I grew up in a ho ... More >>
Last night's "All Glory to the Hypnoquiz: an all-Futurama Event " at Rackhouse Pub, sponsored by Geeks Who Drink, was a pretty raucous time, and I definitely debunked the myths that geeks can't drink, party, be hot or win things. The evening didn't turn out exactly how I wanted -- my team lo ... More >>
Good news, everyone! If you love Futurama and beer, then you should check out "All Glory to the Hypnoquiz: an all-Futurama Event" at Rackhouse Pub tonight at 8 p.m. Sponsored by Geeks Who Drink, this pub quiz will involve teams competing (showing off) with each other to answer trivia questio ... More >>
All hail season 1, episode #9Futurama has given us so much. Since 1999 it has offered us sex, drugs, violence, hooker bots, sewer mutants, Hedonism Bot, a fossilized dog, death by snoo-snoo, a big ball of garbage, hooker bots, Slurm, whalers on the moon, Morbo, toasters that feel love, Popple ... More >>
The first costume I ever wore in my life was a handcrafted Thorin Oakenshield from the Hobbit when I was one or two years old. Then, when I was in fifth grade, I tricked my mom into sewing me a Mortal Kombat costume -- Scorpion -- for Halloween. Since then, I've never really thought about wan ... More >>
We're glad spoo isn't real. There are quite a few cartoon foods we're glad aren't real: spoo, for example, a substance described as "meat jello," that's made an appearance on not one, but two cartoons. Other disturbing foods found in cartoons include the sawdust-y "powdered toast" from Ren a ... More >>
Via Flickr As important as food is to the real world, there aren't all that many foods unique to the fictional world...which might be a very good thing, considering the inherent dangers in these following fake-foods and drinks. Some dangers are slight, others more sinister, some plain disgus ... More >>
Carrying out and carrying on.
Al Gore’s daughter, Kristen, lampoons the power of D.C. in her first novel.
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When Fox-TV canceled American High, the network hit a new low.