Who Goes There?: The Thing returns to the tabletop

Enlarge / The boardgame for the book is better crowd? (credit: Charlie Theel) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. Few moments linger in my brain like a particular scene in John Carpenter’s movie The Thing. In the cold of an Antarctic night, […]

A Malaysian court has found there is enough evidence to mount a case against the women charged with murdering the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Reuters/Fuji TV/AP The trial against two women charged with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to continue.  A court ruled Thursday there was enough evidence presented by prosecution to mount a case.  The women have been asked to enter their defense. They face death penalty on charges. KUALA […]

The Plain White T’s Song ‘Hey There Delilah’ is Being Turned Into a TV Series For Some Reason

Huh. Well this is one of the stranger TV pitches we’ve heard: The Plain White T‘s hit song “Hey There Delilah” is going to be a TV series. Yes, you read that right — a moderately catchy pop song that middle school you thought was just, like, super deep will be a TV show. Because we’ve apparently run […]

Why Aren’t There More Indra Nooyis?

When the PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi’s younger daughter, Tara, was a child, she would call her mother’s office to ask for permission to play Nintendo. The receptionist would answer the phone and run down a list of questions Nooyi had prepared—“Have you finished your homework?” and so on. “She goes through the questions and she […]

Should There Be Racial and Gender Quotas for the U.S. Congress? We Asked, You Answered

Last week, we asked: Should there be racial and gender quotas for the U.S. Congress?You answered, and here are your thoughts, edited for clarity. Niko Zagame, Manitowoc, Wisconsin How about term limits so we don’t have career politicians? The presidency has a two-term limit, which is eight years. Why not similar term limits for senators […]

Should There Be Racial and Gender Quotas for U.S. Congress? We Asked, You Answered

Last week, we asked: Should there be racial and gender quotas for the U.S. Congress?You answered, and here are your thoughts, edited for clarity. Niko Zagame, Manitowoc, Wisconsin How about term limits so we don’t have career politicians? The presidency has a two-term limit, which is eight years. Why not similar term limits for senators […]

North Korea: Can UK tourists go on holiday there – and would you want to go?

North Korea attracts very few tourists. Only an estimated 5,000 Westerners visit the nominally communist state every year through tourism agencies. In fact, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) currently advise against all but essential travel to North Korea. Those hoping to visit the country – ruled by Kim Jong-un – are normally part of an organised […]