An E4 show called Beauty and the Geek, used to be a guilty pleasure of mine. Guilty because while I enjoyed the spectacle of paired-up strangers bringing out the best in one another other, I didn't enjoy the reductive labelling or the sexist gender division whereby the "geek" was always a man and the "beauty" was always a woman.
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Sunday 02 September 2012
Monday 20 August 2012
It was the gritty strength of his drawing, simple and emotional, with an unfinished feel, that made Joe Kubert, who has died aged 85, the outstanding comic-book war artist.
Thursday 09 August 2012
The world's biggest comic book geek?
Wednesday 08 August 2012
Joss Whedon has been hired again as boss of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and their superhero pals for a sequel to The Avengers.
Saturday 21 July 2012
The heartbreaking details of the people who perished in Thursday night’s massacre at the screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado are beginning to emerge, as families and friends pay tribute to lost loved ones.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
Batman's rubber body suit has been named the greatest superhero outfit.
Monday 16 July 2012
This year's 43rd annual Comic-Con festival may be over but die-hard fans of the pop-culture celebration already have their minds on next year's show.
Friday 13 July 2012
"The Green Mile" actor Michael Clarke Duncan has been hospitalised in Los Angeles, a spokeswoman for his reality TV star girlfriend said on Friday.
Friday 13 July 2012
Neil Gaiman, the comic book writer, novelist and screenwriter, is to return to the series that helped launch his career with a new edition of The Sandman in time for the celebrated work’s 25th anniversary.
Sunday 24 June 2012
Saturday 23 June 2012
Ted Danson, quite possibly America's greatest TV actor, steals every scene as the lascivious publisher George Christopher in this delightful HBO comedy.
Saturday 16 June 2012
My question this week: which did Hogarth enjoy drawing more – Gin Lane or Beer Street? Or to put it a different way, which panel do you think he drew first?
Thursday 14 June 2012
You’ve finished the game, unlocked the trophies and conquered the online... Now read the comic book.
Wednesday 13 June 2012
At one point of confusion, Miliband asked for a moment to 're-figure my memory on this'
Saturday 02 June 2012
More than 70 years after he was introduced, comicbook superhero the Green Lantern has been outed as fearless, honest and gay.
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