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 // 18 Articles
//Features

Hollywood, History, and the Art of the Big Anachronism | 25 Sep 2013 // 10:14 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

'Elvis's Army': Training for a War That Never Came | 3 Apr 2017 // 9:15 PM

A masterful look at the US Army between Korea and Vietnam: stumbling into an uncertain future, amid racial integration, endless paperwork, and nuclear-armed jeeps.

The "Good Old Days" of TV Are Happening Right Now | 22 Feb 2017 // 3:30 AM

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

//Mixed media