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Review: THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL leans into its camp for a truly fun ride

For hardcore fans, getting to see their beloved stories told in a variety of mediums is always exciting. While many fantasy books are adapted into movies, there aren’t that many that are also turned into Broadway productions. While Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was an original screenplay meant to be adapted for live performances, Rick Riordan‘s Percy Jackson and the Olympians ‘verse was never really intended for the stage — until The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. In 2014, Thea

10 Must-Do Fall Activities If You're Visiting New York City

New York City is a place that many associate with idyllic wintertime activities thanks to a variety of Christmas films being set in the city. While there are definitely a lot of iconic activities to do in New York City in the winter, there are also some memorable fall things to do. Autumn is one of the best times to visit NYC because the weather goes from being hot and humid to quite nice. It’s a beautiful time of year, and you can enjoy the many things in the city that involve walking without b

Breasts, Chests & Fan Art: How fan art displays at big cons are shifting, and what it says about fandom

Big conventions like New York Comic Con offer such a wide range of activities and options that there is something for most fans to love. One big draw that seems to become more and more popular each year is Artist Alley. At a convention like NYCC, there are dozens of artists to choose from, including popular names in comics as well as relatively new fan artists who have a large following online.

Queer Coding Bucky Barnes: Why the MCU Should Put Up

It’s no secret to fans of the MCU, especially those involved in fandom, that Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes is one of the most popular fan ships of recent years. In fact, a recent survey about shipping with over 17,000 participants has “Stucky” listed as the most popular current ship of any fandom. Of course, shipping is a separate entity outside of canon, and whether or not there is textual evidence in canon for a fan pairing is somewhat irrelevant to popularity.

10 Tourist Traps To Avoid In New York City

If you’ve never been to New York City before, you’re probably excited about planning your trip and hitting up all the iconic spots. There is so much to do in NYC that it can be hard to know where to start. No matter what kind of thing you're into whether it’s nightlife, food, museums, or parks, this city has you covered. However, there are a lot of touristy spots that aren’t really worth visiting. Some of the most talked about areas for tourists are actually pretty overrated.

7 Poetry Prompts to Help You Out of a Writing Slump

We all have those days, or maybe if we are being honest weeks or even months, where we just can’t seem to find inspiration to write. While it can be easy to get into a writing slump, it is a lot harder to pull yourself out of one. Waiting for the muse to strike can be infuriating and disappointing, so sometimes we all have to seek out a little push in the right direction to get those creative juices flowing.

Interview Exclusive: From Dancing Queen to Camp TAZO: Alyssa Edwards is living, and she’ll show you how too

Alyssa Edwards has had a lot of recent success with season 1 of her show Dancing Queen premiering on Netflix earlier this month. The show follows Alyssa’s dance studio Beyond Belief as the kids she teaches compete across the country. The series also focuses on aspects of her personal life and shows the drama and struggles that come along with being a drag queen and successful choreographer and dance teacher.

10 Rom-Coms That Are Actually Toxic

Rom-coms are a genre that many people love and many people love to hate or hate to love. While hating romantic comedies as a genre can be rooted in sexism, there are definitely some problems with the tropes in these films. While it’s alright to like problematic things, as we all do, there are definitely a lot of popular romantic comedy films that were pretty toxic when it comes down to it. Many of these films sent disturbing messages about gender roles, sexual assault, and other issues.

8 Best Roles Mads Mikkelsen Has Taken On (Besides Hannibal)

While Mads Mikkelsen is best known for playing Hannibal Lecter on NBC’s Hannibal, he has also been in a variety of other roles over the years. Mikkelsen brought Thomas Harris’ character to the screen in a powerful way that rivaled Anthony Hopkins performance, which is no small feat. Mikkelsen clearly has some serious acting skills and is masterful in creating a nuanced performance just with the slightest changes of expression.

Avengers: Endgame: 8 Things The Trailers Hinted About Captain America

Now that there are two trailers for Avengers: Endgame, fans are looking at every little detail they can to make theories about what will happen to their favorite characters. While neither trailer has given away much, Captain America has been the focus of both of them. This has many fans speculating about the fate of Steve Rogers and what Avengers: Endgame will hold for him. While we won’t know the ending for sure until the film is released, we’ve collected a list of clues that are hinted at Capt

10 Times The Potterverse Movies Strayed From Canon

Harry Potter is a beloved franchise that many millennials grew up with. As with most franchises, a lot of scenes and moments that happened in the books didn't make it onto the big screen. The Harry Potter series is large, and many of the books are over 400 pages long, so it's no wonder many things had to be cut when the Harry Potter movies were created. Whether you're only a book fan, only a movie fan, or a fan of all things Harry Potter, it's always interesting to see which important scenes, ch

Why We Still Need More Diversity In Our Superheroes

When superhero movies first started becoming popular, the leads were nearly all straight white men. As time has passed, we have started to see more diversity. Most notably is Black Panther which featured a black male lead as well as numerous black supporting cast. Black Panther has definitely become a cultural phenomenon and socially significant. The popularity and importance of that film is a good case for why diversity in these types of films is important. he
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