A NASA scientist weighs in on the warmth of tauntaun corpses thanks to the new podcast Bad Science 

In the episodes leading up to January 1983, co-host Scott Weinberg lamented that he was dreading 1983, calling it one of the worst cinematic years he experienced in his lifetime. June certainly is a mixed bag of films for the summer season, featuring teen sex comedies, Gérard Depardieu, and a 4-hour-long Ingmar…

Black Panther relaunches into space in this exclusive preview

Wakanda has been the most advanced civilization on Earth for millennia, but the country’s reach is far greater than previously thought. Last year’s Marvel Legacy one-shot introduced the Intergalactic Empire Of Wakanda, and the ongoing Black Panther series is traveling to the stars for its latest relaunch. Writer…

Our Riverdale podcast makes its bones with the show's wild second season

With “Brave New World,” Riverdale’s second season puts on its red leather jacket and rides off into the sunset. And, for once, all looks hunk-dory—until it doesn’t! Though our favorite “meddling friends” wrap things up on peaceful terms, trouble is a’brewing in the form of Riverdale’s own League Of Doom, which has …

Can robots compose entire albums? Switched On Pop examines the evidence

Okay, so this NASA-produced podcast is never going to win any production awards or spawn legions of imitators, but if you’re looking for cutting-edge insights on nutrition, this episode must be in the running for the most scientifically sound diet advice on the internet. Nutritional biochemistry is a big deal at…

Chaos reigns! Dial M For Maple wonders what’s next for a Riverdale under siege

Murder! Mayhem! Small Fry! All hell breaks loose on this week’s Riverdale, season two’s thrilling penultimate episode. Yes, it’s “Judgment Night,” folks, and everyone’s got tough decisions to make: Will Jughead play martyr? Can Betty bear to sit through her dad’s weird home movies? What color cape should Cheryl wear…

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The Met Gala wasn't shit compared to the 1995 Indiana Jones Adventure opening

Last night’s Met Gala was another triumph for sartorial adventurousness, offering the year’s rare opportunity to see the wealthy and beautiful liberated, for one night only, from the burlap smocks we force them to wear to maintain their humility. It certainly did not disappoint. Some dresses were very long, pants were…

Guffaws, chuckles, or titters? Decoder Ring reveals the hidden artistry and human hand behind TV laugh tracks

Melody Cheng, Helen Wu, and Janet Wang get together every week to discuss their careers, personal lives, and everything else modern Asian-American women experience. This week is all about first dates: dos and don’ts, dealbreakers, the best and worst places to meet, and more. The trio share real-life stories about…

Once, all a politician needed to defuse a scandal was an adorable puppy

With more than 5.6 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or rewriting the page for “crook” so it’s clear you’re totally not one. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,633,706-week series, Wiki Wormhole.