Meet the "Partisan Generation" That Gave You LSD, Conan, and Joseph Campbell

With the recent death of Albert Hofmann, the inventor of LSD, it's a perfect time to travel back in time and assess how Hofmann's generation helped shape their future — in other words, our present day. Luckily the Boston Globe's Joshua Glenn is here to help you sort it all out. In a recent post on his Brainiac blog,… »5/01/08 11:20am5/01/08 11:20am

False Advertising In Star Trek Movie Posters: A Complete History

Movie posters used to be simple and dignified, until marketing departments realized that the more sensational the poster, the more ticket-buyers. It's like the cover of a comic book: You might see an image of Batman riddled with bullets and dead, but that never takes place in the actual story itself. Star Trek has… »4/03/08 6:38pm4/03/08 6:38pm

The Net Generation Loves Entrepreneurialism, MySpace, and Columbine

Were you born between 1974-83? Do you have implanted pop cultural memories of The O.C., Jackass, Britney Spears, online social networks, and high school shooters? Joshua Glenn, who spins the brilliant Brainiac blog at the Boston Globe, has just written an intriguing essay that explores the Net Generation as a glorious… »3/19/08 11:40am3/19/08 11:40am