"The law in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread." —Anatole France“Those who have put out the people’s eyes, reproach them of their blindness.” — [...]
Pictured above: The Silent History app, and two of Silent History's creators: Eli Horowitz and Kevin Moffett Editor's Note: For those who have been reading or following The Silent History, a serialized fiction experience delivered via iPho [...]
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Recycled Movie Costumes: The costume from Downton Abbey that looks curiously familiar? This Tumblr will tell you where you've seen it before. Guaranteed to suck away at least thirty minutes of your valuable time.
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The following post by Chris Pomorski is part of our online companion to our Winter 2013 issue on Classic Hollywood. Click here for an overview of the issue.
On May 14, 1998, the date of Seinfeld’s series finale, I was t [...]
Because April 1, the day known as April Fools’ Day or All Fools’ Day—along with May Day—is my favorite holiday, I have often wondered how it has escaped the commercialization or monetization that accompanies almost every other holiday in th [...]
It's March and the Great AMERICAN NOISE MACHINE is ratcheting up the decibels, promoting the hysteria known worldwide as March Madness. The 75-year-old basketball tournament, which began with 8 teams competing, has turned into an international spec [...]
People interested in the 16th President of the United States have not been short changed. Adam Gopnik, in his book Angels and Ages, observes that only the biographical literature of Jesus and Napoleon is larger than that of Abraham Lincol [...]
The following post by Anne Helen Petersen is part of our online companion to our Winter 2013 issue on Classic Hollywood. Click here for an overview of the issue.
We know what Hollywood publicity looks like today: proliferating [...]
Editor's note: We are very happy to announce that Robert Birnbaum, longtime contributor to The Morning News and Identity Theory, will also be joining VQR on a monthly basis to share a selection of unusual finds. Look for him the first Tuesday of ev [...]