A. Bowdoin Van Riper
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A. Bowdoin Van Riper is a historian who writes about modern science and technology, and images of science, technology, and history in popular culture. He's the editor of Rowman & Littlefield's "Science Fiction Television" book series, and Web Coordinator for the Center for the Study of Film and History. He has a PhD from the University of Wisconsin--Madison, and is the author or editor of 10 books (so far). His physical self resides on the coast of Massachusetts, and his virtual self at www.abvr.net

Features // 1 Articles
Reviews // 17 Articles
//Features

Hollywood, History, and the Art of the Big Anachronism | 25 Sep 2013 // 9:14 PM

Turkey legs may take the place of hot dogs, but even in the Middle Ages—at least the version of it in films such as A Knight’s Tale—fans still do The Wave.

//Reviews

The "Good Old Days" of TV Are Happening Right Now | 22 Feb 2017 // 2:30 AM

Why American television is better now than it's ever been -- and the unexpected paths by which it got there.

Every F***ing Thing You Need to Know About Profanity | 10 Oct 2016 // 2:30 AM

Why "jeepers creepers" should be more profane than any word you (still) can't say on television, why it isn't, and why that matters.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is a Bad Crossover

// Moving Pixels

"Fire Emblem Heroes desperately and shamelessly wants to monetize our love for these characters, yet it has no idea why we came to love them in the first place.

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