All the Secrets of the Star Wars Galaxy Revealed in Aftermath: Life Debt

Another major Star Wars novel is out, and that means even more revelations about the nascent Star Wars canon that Disney is building for the galaxy far, far away. We’ve read Life Debt, Chuck Wendig’s sequel to Aftermath, and broken down what it means for the state of the Star Wars galaxy.

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All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your 'To Read' Pile This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means there’s no TV on, which means it’s finally time to dig into those books you’ve been saving for your weekends, vacation, and whatever other spare moments you have. Unfortunately, there’s also a ton of tremendous new fiction and non-fiction books coming out this summer, meaning your pile…

Grown-Up Harry Potter Is Tired of All This Wizarding Crap in the First Cursed Child Play Pics

We have the very first photos of the Potters in the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play. Ginny (Poppy Miller) looks like a perfectly normal adult, Albus Severus (Sam Clemmett) looks like an average Hogwarts student, and Harry (Jamie Parker) very much looks like he’s ready to toss this whole wizarding thing in a…

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The Many Ways George R.R. Martin, J.K. Rowling, and Other Creators Defend Killing Their Characters

We live in a time where it is easier than ever to complain about a plot development you don’t like. Writers, directors, creators—they’re all asked constantly about the deaths of their characters, but they all have their reasons. It’s just some are more acceptable than others.

If These Are the Four Houses of America's Hogwarts, They Are Completely Insane

I just want to love you, Harry Potter universe. So, in my mind, I have to believe this story about the four houses of Ilvermorny, the American wizarding school we’ll be seeing soon in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them spin-off movies, isn’t true. Because, if it is, wow did America screw up its magic school.

Flipping Through This Pop-up Book Is More Relaxing Than a Thousand Zen Gardens

Sitting back with a good book is a popular way to help relieve stress. But artist Tauba Auerbach has created an incredibly intricate pop-up book, devoid of any words, that will totally relax you simply by opening and closing each page. Watching these 2D pages transform into 3D structures is better than tending to an…

All the Major Star Wars Secrets Revealed in the New Novel Bloodline

Even with all the books and comics out there right now, Disney’s new Star Wars canon is still in its earliest days, especially when it comes to the time period between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. However, Claudia Gray’s new Leia-centric novel Bloodline, out this week, uncovers that mysterious era in some…