All The Reasons Why This True-Crime TV Movie Became A Cult Classic

Made-for-TV movie Helter Skelter aired in 1976, two years after the book it's based on was released, and seven years after the Manson Family murders it depicts were committed. Over time, it's become a cult classic among true crime fans, and it holds up amazingly well today. Here's why. » 3/09/15 12:25pm 3/09/15 12:25pm

The groovy socialist world of 1970s Soviet futurism

Some of the most famous images of Soviet futurism come out of the 1920s and 30s, when the Revolution was young and propaganda posters were like stark works of realist art. But the nation continued to produce works of incredible futurism throughout its reign — including during the trippy period before the Iron Curtain… » 3/04/13 3:00pm 3/04/13 3:00pm

Letters to the Year 2076 (from high schoolers in the Year 1976)

The 1970s was a tough decade for America. As we saw in the second episode of, many people were predicting apocalypse. » 7/09/11 2:25pm 7/09/11 2:25pm

A whole blog about the most science fictional garment of all time: the…

Why did it take so long to get a whole website devoted to unitards? Unitard Universe is the answer to at least one person's fetish, including some of the most embarrassing (and in one case, borderline obscene) unitards in history. » 6/29/10 3:30pm 6/29/10 3:30pm

Suddenly The 1970s Look A Lot Awesomer Than I Realized

Artist Dusty Abell posted this panoramic - and brain-melting - image of television's science fiction characters and superheroes of the 1970s, and now I'm obsessively trying to name them all. Click to enlarge. » 1/26/09 11:30am 1/26/09 11:30am