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Vintage geek content from the archives of the geek, comic, and entertainment collections.

Mike Mavenful2 years ago
Remembering 'Looking for Mr. Goodbar'
People are always asking for movies that stand the test of time. Movies that were made and feel like another era, but are so authentic that they could not be recreated today. These are the classic fil...
Film and the Great Depression
In 1932, a quarter of Americans were unemployed. There was no social safety net, social security, or unemployment compensation. It was an economic and social catastrophe. Everyone blamed Hoover for th...
Stephen Hamilton2 years ago
Hollywood Secrets of the Golden Days
A rather amusing classic Hollywood practical joke was vouched for as perfectly authentic when the man who had perpetrated it. Eddie Goulding is who. Even way back towards the end of the silent period ...
George Gott2 years ago
Humble Beginnings at The Improv with Larry David
Larry David looks out at a packed house through thick aviator glasses. Catching the audience off guard, he speaks slowly, in a voice vaguely reminiscent of Jackie Mason. "Well, I've done it again I've...
"Ferris Bueller, You're My Hero"
Through hours and hours of countless film watching, there have been very few that have stuck with me. John Hughes’ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is high on that list, as I grew up watching it and know the ...
Jeremy Frommer2 years ago
Ultimate Freaks and Geeks Pop Culture Guide
Freaks and Geeks is one of the rare series, cut short, but hangs together perfectly as 18 episodes of pure genius. It has a beginning, a body and that rare quality so hard to find in singular seasons ...
Citizen Kane, 75 Years Later
1941 saw the release of Citizen Kane. Orson Welles directed, wrote, produced, and starred in the film, which is greatly criticized for its resemblance to the life of newspaper tycoon, William Randolph...
Retrospective Communist Films
Only retrospectively, a few major films in the 1950s dealt with communists and the red scare as a criticism. High Noon and Dr. Strangelove all read more as conforming-related when looked at decades la...
Regulating the Movies
In the 1920s, the movie industry was under fire. In 1921, Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle (American silent film actor and director) was charged with the rape and murder of actress Virginia Rappe, thus making th...
The Origin of the Movies
In the early twentieth century, the birth of the studio system was driven by technology. There was a newfound ability to make, edit and distribute moving pictures. This industry emerged the same time ...
Films That Discuss Communism
With all the political uproar shaping what Americans thought of communism, Hollywood reacted in the way it knew how to, and best: by producing movies. These films were made after the blacklisting of t...
Sarah Quinn2 years ago
Dressing Up, The Geeky Way
From sedate to sexy, these amazing dresses are all you ever dreamed of in your adorable geeky heart. Maybe you’re a serious scientists or programmer; maybe you’re just extremely serious about superher...
Sarah Quinn2 years ago
The Best Gifts for Wonder Woman Fangirls
Sometimes life is an uphill battle and you just need a reminder that it’s worth fighting for. Whether you’re the one who loves everything about Wonder Woman or you’ve got a friend who idolizes her, yo...
Matt Cates2 years ago
I Think We Should Talk Midi-Chlorians
Spoiler Alerts: This article contains spoilers for Star Wars Episodes I – VII. It assumes the reader has knowledge of all those films…so if you have not seen them all, then proceed at your own risk!
Sarah Quinn2 years ago
The Best-Known Ladies of Steampunk Cosplay
Who's ready to get your cosplay on? There is literally no branch of cosplay more creative than steampunk - the possibilities for leather, gadgets, and guns over a puffy, lacy, frilly trunkful of ladyl...
Sarah Quinn2 years ago
The Best Little-Known Dieselpunk Movies
Just because they aren’t a household name doesn’t mean that these lesser-known dieselpunk flicks aren’t well worth the watch. If you love watching Nazi spies, katanas, Nazi zombies, tanks, Nazi robots...
Sarah Quinn2 years ago
The Most Popular Dieselpunk Movies
Dieselpunk, cyberpunk’s darker, grittier older brother, is often forgotten and cast aside in favor the goggles, gadgets, and Victorian charms of steampunk. But you’re missing out if you ignore amazing...
Patricia Sarkar2 years ago
Top RPG Video Games
If you’re looking for a good RPG to play here’s a list of some of the top RPG video games ever made. These games span decades, but they all owe something to the earliest pen and paper RPGs. The influe...