Today's proof that we've entered a post-human dystopia is the rise of rent-a-family-member companies

Just when you thought you could escape the phoniness of social media by engaging in conversation with a real life human being, Japanese innovation comes along and snatches that away from you, too. As a new article from The Atlantic reports, there are a number of burgeoning companies in Japan that allow clients to rent…

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Denver, see Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow tonight as part of our Science Friction film series

Howdy. Senior Writer Jason Heller here. Just wanted to let you know that Science Friction, The A.V. Club’s monthly sci-fi film series, continues tonight at 7:30 at Alamo Drafthouse Denver with Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow. Released in 2004 and written and directed by Kerry Conran, this pulp-inspired adventure…

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