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  • American History: January 6, 2021–Mob Storming the Capitol–Photo

      Supporters of President Trump storm the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. (Evelyn Hockstein/Washington Post via Getty Images)

    Mommie Dearest: Cult Classic and Gay Icon

    ‘Mommie Dearest’ Became Cult Classic and Gay Icon “It’s like Greek tragedy,” says actor Xander Berkeley of Faye Dunaway’s over-the-top performance as the celebrity mom from hell. Mara Hobel (left) and Faye Dunaway as Christina in ‘Mommie Dearest,’ which is available on a new 40th anniversary Blu-ray. PARAMOUNT/EVERETT COLLECTION In the Dec. 31, 1947, issue of THR, […]

    Gay Pride 2021: Kamala Harris, First Sitting Vice President to March in Pride 

    Kamala Harris becomes First sitting vice president to march in Pride 

    Emmy Awards 2020: Memorable Moments

    Emmys: Memorable Moments   ABC A ‘Friends’ reunion and ‘Black Lives Matter’ chant by Jimmy Kimmel and Anthony Anderson were among the memorable moments at Sunday night’s awards show. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and held semi-virtually for the first time in the show’s history, the ceremony saw some standout and stand-up moments. Some included trash […]

    Cult Movies: Top 50 Pictures (EW)

    The Top 50 Cult Movies: Entertainment Weekly Magazine published their list of the Top 50 Cult Movies in their 2003 issue. Seven of their choices below were pre-1970, and only two pre-1950. Most died at the box office, some of them horribly. Mangled and despised, they were re-animated on video. And now they compose our […]

    Woodstock: Michael Lang, Co-Creator of Seminal Musical Festival, Dies at 77

    Michael Lang, co-creator and organizer of 1969’s Woodstock Music and Art Fair, and its follow-ups Woodstock ’94 and the ill-fated Woodstock ’99, died Saturday at the age of 77 at Sloan Kettering in New York City.

    New Year’s Eve: Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ Ratings Crash NBC’s Miley Cyrus Party, CBS’ Nashville Bash

    ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest maintained its title as the highest-rated and most-watched New Year’s Eve celebration telecast, hitting four-year high ratings and viewers for the show as the world said goodbye to 2021 last Friday.

    Popular Movies: How to Study

    One of the dominant themes of popular movies in the 1980s has been coming of age and initiation into sexuality among adolescents. 

    Brand New Cherry Flavor: One of 2021 Most Original and Eccentric Limited Series (Netflix)

    Nick Antosca and Lenore Zion created Brand New Cherry Flavor, a highly original, if deeply grotesque horror series, based on the novel of the same name by Todd Grimson.   Rosa Salazar in Brand New Cherry Flavor. CREDIT:SERGEI BACHLAKOV/NETFLIX Set in the 1990s, the limited series begins with young director Lisa Nova arriving in Hollywood […]

    Pink Flamingo (1972): National Film Registry 2021

    December 2021–The Library of Congress announced the latest annual additions to the National Film Registry, its compendium of pictures that were judged to be culturally, aesthetically or historically important and worthy of preservation for future generations. In addition to Hollywood studio classics and box office hits, the Registry also protects independent films, documentaries, experimental works, […]

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