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Movie Time Travel and the New Nostalgia

The new nostalgia signals the ultimate rejection of millennial anxiety, postmodernism, irony and the future. It longs for a post-industrial, green world. Of course, that suggests a vague and painful longing for something that never was.

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Hurricane Sandy: The Perfect Storm in Every Way

Hurricane Sandy was not just a freak natural occurrence -- it became the 'perfect storm' for cultural events such as conspiracy theories, religious intolerance, scientific accountability, and the sharing of (mis)information through social media.

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The Undiluted Promise of Comics as Vanguard for 21st Century Media

Sometimes, rarely, a work is so good (so well-conceived, so well-executed) that it simply breaks our traditional expectations of comics literature. And this breaking allows us to glimpse the true, rare promise of what the industry can achieve. Davids Lapham and Aja's Wolverine: Debt of Death is this work.

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10 Aug 2011 // 2:25 AM

Making Robots Human

From childcare provider to chef, roboticists have big plans for their human-like machines, which raises the question: How human is too human?

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Robot Dreams: ‘Transformers’ and ‘Sex Kittens Go to College’

Retro Remote nominates Sex Kittens Go to College as Transformers' true precursor. The problem with Tranformers-type franchises is that the criticisms can only annoy people by reminding them of what they have chosen to ignore.

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7 Jul 2011 // 4:30 AM

Top 10 Coolest Robots from Film & TV

In honor of Transformers: Dark of the Moon's release this past weekend, we tip our hats to all the amazing robots and robettes who've entertained us through the years.

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Paranoid Android: Is Music the Opiate of the iPod-Owning Masses?

Wherein our curmudgeonly record shop owner realizes that his store with its bins full of vinyl was his own personal iPod long before the iPod was ever invented.

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15 Mar 2010 // 10:00 PM

Solar by Ian McEwan

Michael Beard is a glaringly repellent creation, a somewhat-deserving winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, and a definitively deserving winner of some sort of uber-Nobel Prize in whoring, lying, stealing, face-stuffing, and sneaking around.

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Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Phil Ochs: Amchitka

Poignant, and relevant, Amchitka reminds us of a romanticized era when idealism was still able to give way to revolution.

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Blue World: James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’

Cameron's evocations of everything from Blackwater's Iraq massacres to the Trail of Tears gives his story an uncommon resonance. This is a whole new kind of science fiction filmmaking, something particularly grandly spectacular, even if occasionally daft and overblown.

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14 Aug 2007 // 10:00 PM

Fuel: Angels & Devils

With a fresh line-up and new singer, plus a mini-promotion from Chris Daughtry that put them back on the map, Fuel's fourth album is still one of the gloomiest rock you'll hear all year.

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25 Jul 2007 // 1:00 AM

Arctic Tale

Trying too hard to reinvent the penguin subgenre, Arctic Tale focuses its anthropomorphizing energies on girls instead of boys, on natural enemies instead of platoons of birds who all look alike.

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With Speed and Violence by Fred Pearce

In alarming times, being an alarmist makes you right ...

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11 Jul 2007 // 2:02 AM

Penguins’ struggle is a warning to world

CAPE ROYDS, Antarctica—On a cloudy spring day, the first gray Adelie penguin chicks are hatching out in round pebble nests strewn across a bleak,

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21 May 2007 // 9:00 PM

Window closes, Doors open for former Fuel frontman

After leaving the multi-platinum modern rock band Fuel in 2006, charismatic frontman Brett Scallions casually remarked to his wife that he would like to try being

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Ecology Without Nature by Timothy Morton

If we must forsake the Romantic idea of nature, we must similarly abandon its understanding of art as something to be held on high.

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22 Apr 2007 // 6:38 AM

If there is one thing that makes this year’s Earth Day different from the first one in 1970, it’s global warming. Today we know

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11 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Robots (2005)

Valiant and righteous, the old-fashioned robots fight back against the slick, wealthy, huge machine.

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20 Apr 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Fuel: Natural Selection

Fuel provides the perfect bridge between the commercial leanings of most modern rock acts and the bruising intensity of old school metal bands. As a

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Battlebots

Let's face it, this is one professional sport where the heroes, like Biohazard and War Machine, won't be caught in a room full of cocaine and hookers.

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