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Confirmed: Godzilla’s Resurgence Expected to Continue

Katsuo Kokaji reports: Since the first film in 1954, a series of works have been released under the Godzilla franchise — albeit with occasional blank years. The series came to halt for a time after “Godzilla Final Wars” in 2004, but a 2014 [...]

[VIDEO] Miniature Toys: Streets of Old Hong Kong

Hong Kong-based miniature toy shop King & Country produced all-metal, hand-painted military and civilian miniatures, with themes that range from ancient Egypt to World War II. One of the shop’s best-seller, the “Streets of Old Hong Kong” [...]

Why Vinyl’s Boom Is Over

As purists complain about low quality and high prices, vinyl sales taper off; Gillian Welch and David Rawlings cut their own records. Neil Shah writes: Folk music duo Gillian Welch and David Rawlings were frustrated by the quality of vinyl LPs being [...]

Spider-Man: Homecoming Delivers the Goods

Mixing a John Hughes-like coming-of-age comedy and the modern superhero blockbuster turns out to be a great idea. Kyle Smith writes We’ve seen a lot of dark superhero movies (including most of the DC ones) and a lot of smarmy ones (Guardians of [...]

Einstein Letters on Israel, Red Scare Go to Auction

JERUSALEM (AP) — A collection of letters written by Albert Einstein is set to go to auction next week, offering a new glimpse at the Nobel-winning physicist’s views on God, McCarthyism and what was then the newly established state of Israel. The [...]

[VIDEO] The Way it Was: San Francisco Summer of 1967

Directed by Donald Shebib of CBC, an documentary of the “hippie” life in San Francisco in the summer of 1967. Guest appearance by George H. Conger. A discussion of the politics of the day surrounding marijuana use and the Freedom [...]

[VIDEO] Documentary: ‘Revolution’ (1968)

It’s hard to imagine a moment remotely similar in the history of the human race. Between 1966 and 1969, LSD was still semi-legal and becoming hugely popular, as much a middle class rage as Twitter is now, turning an entire demographic from [...]

Flashback: ‘Wild in the Streets’, 1968

J. Hoberman writes: A scurrilous political satire, “Wild in the Streets” opened in the spring of 1968 and played more or less continuously in drive-ins and grindhouse theaters throughout that convulsive election year. Opposition to the Vietnam [...]

Barbie Cafe, Yokohama Japan

At the heart of the busy streets of Miyagawacho, Yokohama, you can find a small yet an all pretty café called the ”Pink Holiday”. It’s a café that would most certainly make all the pink and Barbie fans fall in love. Yes you guessed it; [...]

[VIDEO] ‘Swing Shift Cinderella’, Tex Avery, 1945

Swing Shift Cinderella is an animated cartoon short subject. It is in the same vein as Red Hot Riding Hood. Frank Graham voiced the wolf, and Colleen Collins voiced Cinderella, with Imogene Lynn providing her singing voice. At the beginning, the Big [...]

Happy Birthday Ford Mustang, Born Today, 1963

Charles Fleming reported, in 2015, about the Mustang: In 1963, engineers at the Ford Motor Co. turned a Ford Falcon into a sporty four-door coupe. Then they took two doors off, made it sportier still and, on April 17, 1964, hit the market at the [...]

1969 Corvette

In 1969 Chevrolet released the first of its third-generation Corvettes — the ultimate expression of late-1960s automotive Americana. Throughout the 1960s, the team behind the Corvette had been experimenting with more and more radical one-off [...]