Remember When Dreams Could Be Reached For The Price Of A Quarter?

The coin-operated kiddie ride. Once the delight of children, now they are increasingly relegated to nostalgic memory. As they should be. Everyone remembers the sheer pleasure you got as a wee child, when your parents handed you a quarter, and you were able to climb aboard and set off in a grand adventure.… » 2/13/15 3:57pm 2/13/15 3:57pm

The 10 Greatest Bermuda Triangle Moments in Pop Culture History

We may never know the truth about the dark forces (or scientific facts) that lurk beyond the Bermuda Triangle, that strange airplane-eating zone of weirdness. But at least pop culture has given us some possible answers. Here are 10 occasions when pop culture ventured into the Bermuda Triangle. » 11/19/14 10:17am 11/19/14 10:17am

What character managed to go from awful to awesome with perfect ease?

Sometimes you fall in love with characters who start out seeming like total assholes or scary creeps. The transition may be gradual, or it might be the result of a big reveal. Which characters do the best job of going from repulsive to wonderful? » 1/17/14 2:00pm 1/17/14 2:00pm

Dueling Movies: Two Films About the Same Thing at the Same Time

This weekend sees the release of The Legend of Hercules — and then later this year, we'll see a second Hercules movie. This seems to happen a lot: everybody gets the same bright idea at the same time, and competing films are rushed into production. Here are a ton of cases where weirdly similar films did battle. » 1/09/14 1:07pm 1/09/14 1:07pm

Will our popular culture survive into the future?

Many works of science fiction agree that we'll all be reading Shakespeare until the heat death of the universe. But what about the works of Isaac Asimov, George Lucas, JK Rowling, and Steven Moffat? What, if any, cultural legacy will we leave to people the who come after us, and will we like the way that legacy looks? » 1/14/12 2:00pm 1/14/12 2:00pm

The Return Of Clinton Futurism?

Click to view » 11/07/08 2:42pm 11/07/08 2:42pmThe last time the Democrats controlled the White House and both houses of Congress, Gillian Anderson wore pants. There were two series at once, which promoted women and minorities and looked at the dark side of the Federation. Cyberpunk reigned supreme. The future was a shiny place - but with dread…