Dark Before Dawn: Ten Years Ago, All We Had Was Superhero Purgatory


By Bradford Harrison This summer has been rough; Between Russia, ISIS, Ukraine, Gaza, Robin Williams, and the photos coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, how much more depressing can the news get? So, in honor of trying to stay optimistic, here is the first entry in our new series, Dark Before Dawn. We here at Playmaker always strive to never scold, ... Read More »

SXSW 2013 Review: Medora

Photo courtesy Jonathan Palmer/New York Times Like us on Facebook & Follow us on Twitter: @PlaymakerOnline Medora High School is a small school in Indiana. There are less than 100 kids that attend. This isn’t a feel-good story about champions like Hoosiers, though. The school, the town, and the kids are all suffering in this harsh economy ... Read More »

“Walking Dead” magazine reveals first official covers

Image courtesy of Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn Just can’t get enough “Walking Dead” in your life? Then check out “The Walking Dead: The Official Magazine,” the new magazine that launches tomorrow on newsstands and digital platforms including iPad, Nook and Kindle. The first issue will feature nine different covers, including the print version featuring Danai Gurira ... Read More »

Top 10 Worst Halloween Costumes

Like us on Facebook & Follow us on Twitter: @PlaymakerOnline Stop. Put down the sexy garbage collector costume and throw away the body paint. Before you start prepping your perfect Halloween costume, take a look at our list of the worst costumes. What makes a costume terrible? Glad you asked! We have 10 prime examples of costumes ... Read More »

J.K. Rowling talks return to “Harry Potter”

Image courtesy of Ian Gavan/Getty Images Warning: This post might cause Harry Potter fans to feel like they’ve just drunk an Elixer to Induce Euphoria. There’s been talk lately that J.K. Rowling would be willing to do a “director’s cut” of two books in the “Harry Potter” series. Rowling said herself in a televised interview on ... Read More »

Bar Review:The Stage On Sixth

By Gabe Garza Welcome to Raising the Bar,  the first of an ongoing series of bar reviews for the Playmaker fans, many of whom love the nightlife. As a central Texas college student, I feel that it is important that our readers know what each bar has to offer and what scene and feel of ... Read More »

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 full lineup is here

Images courtesy of Fun Fun Fun Fest The wait is over. After several rounds of leaks, Fun Fun Fun Fest has released the full lineup for 2012. And we just have to say, the wait was totally worth it. When the news dropped earlier this week that Run–D.M.C. were reuniting at FFFF 2012, we knew ... Read More »

How you can help Stereotype Apparel

Photo courtesy of Stereotype Apparel  We here at Playmaker love new ideas; ideas that could change the world. So when we found out about a new clothing line with a higher purpose, we were hooked. Motivated by the desire to breakdown negative stereotypes and fight against discrimination, Stereotype Apparel, an Austin, Texas based clothing line was born. Stereotype Apparel doesn’t aim ... Read More »

Top 25 Redheads in Pop Culture

We’re days away from Pixar’s first fairy tale, Brave, and we’re just a bit excited. So, to honor the story of Merida, the Scottish firecracker with a spirit as fiery as her curly red locks, Playmaker Magazine proudly presents our Top 25 Redheads in pop culture. Christina Hendricks  When compiling this list, we unanimously agreed ... Read More »

DC unveils gay superhero

Photo courtesy of DC Comics After the internet rumors surfacing, DC has confirmed that Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, will be the gay superhero mentioned by DC co-publisher Dan DiDio at an England convention last month. The Green Lantern is currently appearing as a lead in “Earth 2,” written by James Robinson. In a ... Read More »