How Millennials Stack Up To The Generations Before Them

Are Millennials really so different than the generations of young adults that came before them? Some data forensics reveals what has — and hasn't — actually changed about being a young adult in America. » 12/04/14 12:47pm 12/04/14 12:47pm

Six generations of the same family in one photograph

See that newborn baby? Okay, now get this. The woman featured at top-right is his great-great-great grandmother. And the other women include everyone in between. That's an astounding six generations of the same family all living at the same time. » 7/15/13 8:20am 7/15/13 8:20am

Heroes To Be Redeemed In Fourth Season

Not only do we now know that NBC's Heroes will continue for a fourth season, but we also know what the name of that season's first "volume" will be... but who does it refer to? » 3/10/09 7:30am 3/10/09 7:30am

NBC's Heroes To Become Fugitives

They've gone from "Genesis," through "Generations," but for the second half of their third season, NBC's Heroes » 8/25/08 6:30am 8/25/08 6:30am are going to go from being "Villains" to being "Fugitives." Or, at least, that's what show creator Tim Kring let slip while talking at the Edinburgh TV Festival this weekend.According to Kring, the…

The Heroes You'll Never See

Fans may have been so upset with the second season of NBC's Heroes that creator Tim Kring apologized to them, but if they'd known what the WGA writers' strike saved them from seeing in the season's abandoned second half, perhaps they would've been much more likely to thank him for not having to sit through even more… » 7/05/08 11:00am 7/05/08 11:00am

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

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 8:20am 5/01/08 8:20am

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 3:38pm 4/03/08 3:38pm

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 8:40am 3/19/08 8:40am

Bring Home The Head Of Arnold Schwarzenegger

A genuine casting of Arnie's head from Batman & Robin is just one of the bizarre movie props available on eBay right now. You can also own the robot head of Robin Williams from Bicentennial Man, and the original helmet from the Rocketeer movie. Or if your loved ones are really obsessive, you can get them some even… » 12/11/07 3:00pm 12/11/07 3:00pm