Larry Taylor

Husband, father, dog owner, cat prisoner. Freelance writer, snooty cinephile. Can name every Best Picture winner from 1970 to the present, but never gets to employ this parlor trick. Has too many pictures of himself with an ironic mustache.

Science

'Lost Soul' Connects the Fiascos of the 'Apocalypse Now' and 'Moreau' Shoots

Little by little, they went insane, thanks to Marlon Brando.

Culture
Entertainment

Ryan Reynolds is Trying His Own McConaissance

Can the actor reverse his drooping career trajectory?

Science

'The Martian' Movie Will Be Rad. Read Andy Weir's Novel First.

Soak up Andy Weir's masterwork before Ridley Scott's adaptation hits this fall.

Entertainment

'Ready Player One' Could Stump Even Steven Spielberg

An unfilmable novel that takes the game to a whole new level.

Culture

Who Would Star in a 'Go Set A Watchman' Movie Adaptation?

A film version is almost inevitable. Let's cast this thing.

Lewis Carroll's Wise Words About Email Writing

The 'Alice in Wonderland' author was onto email etiquette in 1890.

Entertainment

'Blade Runner 2' Has One Slim Shot at Being Legit

The Los Angeles of the distant future must be built by hand.

Innovation
Culture

Texas and Jade Helm: This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Not everyone in my home state is nuts. There's just a lot of room.

Entertainment

Rich Pellegrino, Pop Culture Artist with a Purpose

'American cinema and TV are in dire need of a shakeup.'

Culture

Couch Potato Kids Will Get Their Asses Kicked as Teens

Want to keep your kids from being bullied? Keep them from psychological laziness.

Entertainment

What Are the Best Sci-Fi Film Scores of All Time?

Music so good you'll forget to question the science.

Science

Early Fatherhood Is a Damn Tornado

Embracing the maddening early road of being a dad.

Entertainment

R.I.P. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata

A programmer and gamer who rejuvenated a sleeping giant.

Texas Is Using French Wasps to Kill Invasive Bamboo

Importing a foreign invader to kill a foreign invader: What could go wrong?

Entertainment

The Dissolve Is Shuttering. It Makes Me Miss Ebert.

Losing the world's foremost film critic may have been the beginning of the end. 

Entertainment

Dear Universe, Bring Me Back as Tom Hardy

Every man can aspire to be a little more Hardy in their lives.

Entertainment

When Bad Books Become Great Films

You should definitely see the movie. 

Entertainment

Why Are People Infatuated with Minions?

How lovable yellow sidekicks transcended the kiddie demo.