Our favorite stories about popcorn movies! There may or may not be explosions.
Children with asthma respond to the movie executives who see them as weak people helped by magical inhalers.
The Farm Security Administration had photographers fan out across the country to document agricultural conditions. But they brought back much more.
Decades before Motown ruled the radio, labels like Black Swan and Black Patti put out records that didn't stereotype African American music.
They were mocked for their obsession with movies. But the fan culture they constructed help build Hollywood.
"Big bug movies" of the 1950s have been interpreted as projections of nuclear anxieties. But what if they were about...actual fear of bugs?
Martin and Osa Johnson were celebrities in their day, but their vision of Africa was way out of touch with reality.
The popular conspiracy theory has intriguing parallels with classic noir by Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett.
The Killing of Sister George was the first Hollywood movie to depict a lesbian bar. Director Robert Aldrich was obsessed with its authenticity.
Video games offer many LGBTQ+ people avenues for meaning, community, and escape, but in-game cultures of harassment still pose serious problems.