One of the strangest-ever Bond films has a complicated history, and the background of the time in which it was made is fascinating.
Ron Howard's historical space thriller is about--and came out at--a curious time in American history, and has some interesting things to say about both.
A truly awful film that even its star denounced as "a big lie," Antonioni's bizarre 1970 counterculture epic has some interesting implications.
This excellent post by Darren Goossens highlights a truly wonderful little book that I remember years ago: Isaac Asimov's capsule history of Byzantium! Asimov was [...]
Spending less than half an hour on the surface of Venus would give Dante Alighieri a run for his money.
What happened to all the space capsules after they came back to Earth?
In the 1970s, the Red Army Faction showered West Germany with bullets, bombs and arcane Marxist theory.
The story of Germany's ultra-leftist terror group is one of the oddest sagas in the annals of modern crime.
Earth Day's personal-responsibility message was great for 1970, but it's largely lost on those who have the greatest power to effect environmental change.
Why do Mad Men fans not like Megan? The series would utterly collapse without her.