For WIRED magazine’s 20th anniversary, they are reflecting “on this generation of leaders, thinkers, and makers. These people, their companies, and their ideas have shaped the future we live in today.” To that end, they’ve “gathered stories for, by, and about the people who have shaped the planet’s past 20 years—and will continue driving the [...]
Cartoon Network turned 20 years old last night at 6:58 pm ET. To celebrate that milestone, the channel commissioned London-based design shop ILOVEDUST and Diplo’s Mad Decent record label to create a nostalgia sugar rush stockpiled with the network’s most beloved characters. Special events are planned for October. But who cares about all of that [...]
1. The entire run of official James Bond films are available in a Blu-ray box set for $150. The DVD version is $100. 2. Sadly, Sean Connery refuses to participate in the 50th anniversary promotion of the franchise. It’s not like he owes his entire career to playing the iconic spy or anything, though. 3. “Fifty years ago, at the [...]
Today marks the 69th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. This video of several survivors returning to tell their story and pay their respects to their lost brethren is touching, to say the least. The Seattle Times posted some striking photographs of the attack that day.
The Guardian has a post up with lesser-known facts about the Mario franchise and character in honor of his 25th birthday. The character is so ubiquitous in pop culture and everyone has their favorite game, whether it’s the original game for the NES (oddly enough mine was always Super Mario 2, which is everyone’s least [...]
Interesting take on Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, perhaps the finest American novel ever produced (certainly one of the five): Written by a woman, Harper Lee, but more, written by a woman who dared to see herself as her region’s Jane Austen. Told by a six-year-old girl. With a hero who’s not, in any [...]
Amazing: Part of the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Reunion show featured two massive marionettes, the Big Giant, a deep-sea diver, and his niece, the Little Giantess. The storyline of the performance has the two separated by a wall, thrown up by “land and sea monsters”. The [...]