The great American steak houses are about a lot more than just good steak. They tell a key part of the American story.
Billy Wilder's 1960 romantic comedy perfectly captures the dreariness of the week after Christmas, and the sense of renewal the New Year brings.
Electing a young person as the next U.S. President would mark a generational shift, and perhaps a way out of our toxic politics.
Here's a wonderful compendium of the great movies of the early 1960s, featured on the Slip/Stream Movies blog.
Here is the latest entry in the Sidney Lumet Blogathon! The very erudite and multilingual blog Critica Retro takes on one of Lumet's early films, the [...]
This ship wrecked here in a storm in 1960, and it's been here ever since.
One of the most extraordinary stories of humankind's interaction with another species on this planet began 54 years ago today. On July 14, 1960, British [...]
More Mad Men geography! I've now showcased the home addresses of two of the show's main characters, Don Draper and Joan Holloway. Now it's the turn [...]
This is the first in a series of blogs I'm calling "Mashup Storypitches," where I take two or more stories from popular culture--movies, books or [...]
This odd-looking machine is called a bathyscaphe, and while it's accurate to say it's a type of submarine, that doesn't quite capture what it is [...]