Tag Archives: 1990s

Cable Conquers TV

Cable Conquers TV Cable TV began in the 1940s and 1950s, but did not become the standard until the 1970s. In the 1970s we see the TV Top Box appearing in homes all over the world. Cable might have become … Continue reading

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Nod To Nickelodeon

Nod To Nickelodeon Nickelodeon was available on cable in 1979. I remember watching the network in the early 80s when we first got cable. Back then we only had maybe 35 channels. Nickelodeon was like channel 25. I watched their … Continue reading

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On The Grid

On The Grid Back in the 80s, 90s and even the early 2000s, I lived on The Grid. A large part of my life was centered around television. I watched a variety of television channels and shows over the years, … Continue reading

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Age of Anger

The Age of Anger: A History of the Present Pankaj Mishra, 2017 Age of Anger: A History of the Present by Mishra accounts for the resurgence of reactionary and right-wing political movements in the late 2010s. He argues that nationalist, … Continue reading

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Dracula in the Dark: Film Adaptations of Dracula

Dracula in the Dark: The Film Adaptations of Dracula By James Craig Holte, 1997 Vampires often shapshift, particularly on film. Varney The Vampyre came first, then Carmilla and then Dracula. CLASSICS 1922: Nosferatu 1931: Bella Lugosi’s Dracula 1979: Frank Langella … Continue reading

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Nuclear

January 28, 2016 Nuclear The past couple of weeks have been nuclear in nature. I thought it fitting since I was writing about the natural nuclear explosion over Tunguska and watching the TV show Manhattan about the first Atomic Bomb. … Continue reading

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Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black This week has been a grimm week in prison. First we watched Orange is the New Black and then Season 3 of Grimm. Though the completely different shows, the two do share a certain black … Continue reading

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May 23, 2004 Truthfully, Industrialization and the Human Condition had gotten to me. Seeing the rundown homes and businesses made me want to inspire some sort of change. I am all for technology and modern amenities. The problem is we, … Continue reading

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Culture History of Shoplifting

The Steal: A Cultural History of Shoplifting The Steal: A Cultural History of Shoplifting by Rachel Shteir came out in 2011. She starts out with the fact that in 2009 there was a dramatic rise in shoplifting.  Why?  Economic downturn … Continue reading

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Behind The Bell Is Bitter

December 25, 2009 Behind The Bell   Behind The Bell is the Tell-All book about the 1990s teen show Saved By The Bell.  Dustin Diamond played the goofy geek Samuel “Screech” Powers.   Like many others who picked up the book … Continue reading

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