The All-American Expo That Invaded Cold War Russia

Over the course of six weeks during the height of the Cold War, almost three million Soviets visited an exhibition that celebrated America. American kitchens, American art, American cars, and most especially American capitalism. The American National Exhibition in Moscow was a full-court press to convince the Soviet… » 7/25/14 12:32pm Friday 12:32pm

Futurama's latest episode is an homage to The Far Side and a joy forever

I hate political satires. I hate satires on current events. Last night's Futurama, entitled Decision 3012, was both. And yet, it was incredibly great. It includes everything from Nixon hamming it up to a treatise on the time travel paradox in the Terminator movies — but the real reason to watch is the endless sight… » 6/28/12 12:32pm 6/28/12 12:32pm

Why Richard Nixon Should Be Your Dystopian President

The latest Futurama movie, The Beast with a Billion Backs, found Richard Nixon's head still president of an increasingly crappy Earth, and Nixon will again take the highest office in next year's Watchmen. In fact, if there's a vaguely dystopian alternate history or future, chances are there's a Nixon to run it. But as… » 7/06/08 9:00am 7/06/08 9:00am