From Ghost-Gobblers to Princess-Saving Plumbers: the Birth of a Video Game Nation Happened in the Glorious 1980s

For the most part, I remember childhood birthday parties being held at someone's house, a fast-food restaurant or, if I was really lucky, a bowling alley. But there was one magical birthday party that this child of the '80s will never forget: it was at Mr. Arcade. Not only did I get to hang out with my friends and…

Scary Clowns and Snake-Haired Monstresses: Two Artists' Visions of the Next Robert Rodriguez Villain

Robert Rodriguez knows a thing or two about villains and monsters. With a resume that includes films like Sin City, Grindhouse, and Predators, Rodriguez knows that to make a good villain, you need to dig deep and develop a great monster. But now, he wants you to help him create the monster that will be featured in the…

The Technology Behind the Running Sneakers That Make You Feel Like You're Not Wearing Any

Ever since Christopher McDougall explained and espoused minimal running in his 2009 book Born to Run shoemakers have responded by trying to find the space between futuristic design and a return to nature with innovations like zero drop shoes (which don't elevate the heel), lighter footwear, sneakers that look like…

Regular People Like These Two Guys Are Vying for a Role in Robert Rodriguez's Latest Film

By now, you know all about Two Scoops, the new short film that Robert Rodriguez is making about a pair of extremely attractive ass-kicking twins named Lola and Lucia for Project Green Screen in conjunction with BlackBerry. The first act, in which he's asking regular people such as yourself to submit a performance of…

Robert Rodriguez Needs Your Help Finishing His Movie About Hot, Kick-Ass Ice Cream Scoopers

Robert Rodriguez, multi-talented action/adventure movie auteur is announcing his latest collaboration: Project Green Screen. In partnership with BlackBerry, Rodriguez is putting the finishing touches on his new short film. Seems like a normal, not-newsworthy thing for a filmmaker to do, right? Wrong! He's actually…