Madeline Kaplan, Huffington Post: Back to the Future, the ultimate action-comedy-romance-sci-fi flick, turn[ed] 30 on July 3. The classic film invented its own form of time-travel (if you watch the movie 88 times in a row, you will have traveled 10,208 minutes into the future), but even the most dedicated fans may not know what went went down before the film even made it to theaters. Here are some facts about "Back to the Future" every DeLorean diehard should know ...
But what was once mere easy listening, an exemplar of irredeemable uncoolness, has taken on weight and poignancy with time. A once dominant, very American-melting-pot mode of popular entertainment is about to pass into history. These are the last days of the great American showpeople. How will we remember their bellow-to-the-rafters, bear-witness-to-my-talent era? read more
Since 2011, however, Morales has been web-slinging in the company's alternate super-powered world, replacing the murdered Peter Parker. But now, it looks like that alternate version of Spidey is becoming the official one. According to the New York Daily News, when the Spider-Man comic relaunches in the fall, Morales will be the face underneath the mask, not Peter Parker.
Police arrested a white man who shouted racial slurs and threatened to kill black congregants gathered inside a church in Richmond, Virginia, on Thursday night, local broadcaster WRIC reported. No one was injured in the incident at the United Nations Church International, about four miles from downtown in the predominantly black capital city of Virginia, and police quickly took the person into custody. read more
Sharan Shetty, Slate: Madonna's career is packed with provocations, but few inspired outrage like "Justify My Love," the 1990 single that came with a grainy, art-house music video of the singer indulging in some taboo menage a trois. MTV deemed the video too explicit to air, and the subsequent scandal overshadowed how good, and ahead of its time, the song really was. But what happens when you pair its innovative, trip-hop production with some Led Zeppelin power chords? The folks at Wax Audio grafted Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" onto Madge's controversial, spoken-word classic, and the result is a surprisingly good and extremely sensual piece of music. Enjoy. read more