Everything Old Is New Again

The 1960s are retro cool these days, thanks to hit shows like Mad Men and Masters of Sex (not to mention all the Austin Powers movies). And while we admire the cool fashions (skinny ties! pillbox hats!), it’s all too convenient to dismiss the less-admirable aspects of the era (segregation, no effective birth control — not to mention how women were treated in general, childhood diseases like polio & measles).  But many of those phenomena are returning along with the fashions — setbacks in voting rights, civil rights, and reproductive rights, not to mention the anti-vaccine movement which is causing a return of diseases we thought were eradicated. Read More Everything Old Is New Again

New Show Recap: Doctor Who, Episode 7.9, “Cold War”

We are skipping back to one of the most interesting (in retrospect, obviously) times in my living history, the Cold War, at its apex, in 1983. Read More New Show Recap: Doctor Who, Episode 7.9, “Cold War”