A huge number of famous people died in 2016. Not only were they widely respected, but as these two pages confirm, they were highly quotable.
Movies get their source material from a lot of places. Take this year’s Best Picture nominees, for example. Hacksaw Ridge was based on a true story, Arrival on a true story, and Fences on a play. Even video games, with their fantastical worlds and stories, have inspired a lot of movies. Here are some, however, […]
It’s always interesting to see where the architects of pop culture get their ideas.
Some of these may surprise you.
The first-ever Wonder Woman movie is now in theaters. Here’s a look back at seven decades of the character’s rich history. The character of Wonder Woman, princess of the Amazons, debuted in comics in the 1941. She’s the creation of William Moulton Marston. Marston didn’t have a long background in comics. He was actually an […]
Not-so-funny stories about words and phrases that originated on the funny pages. Goon The word probably derives from gony, a slang term used by English sailors as a blanket term for large, goofy-looking seabirds like the pelican and albatross. It found its way into regular English in the late 19th century to describe individuals who […]