Author: Ivan Cohen

Much Ado About Nerding: The Comic-Con Name Game

With pop-culture industry executives, creative talent, and fans all packing their bags for San Diego and Comic-Con International, it seems like the right time to wrestle with the big issue: What’s the difference between a nerd and a geek? As part of the flurry of analysis about ways that the… Read More

Why Geeks Had Nothing (and Everything) to Do with the Success of “The Avengers”

With the biggest opening weekend ever (over $200 million in domestic box office) and near-unanimous praise, The Avengers is an instant object-lesson in how to do a super-hero movie right. But there’s not a lot of consensus about what that lesson is. The Los Angeles Times claims that the success proves… Read More