Move your clocks and plots forward: 9 stories where daylight saving time actually does something

Over the weekend, much of the world’s population dutifully set its clocks one hour ahead in adherence with daylight saving time, that mandatory act of “springing forward” in order to... something about farmers. Or coal. Or whatever. As a popular Last Week Tonight With John Oliver segment pointed out, most of us don’t…

Newman, meet Waluigi: 10 of our favorite “unlikable” characters

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Here’s what’s happening with those ‘90s Nickelodeon reboots, from the guy in charge

Earlier this fall, Nickelodeon announced plans to bring back some of its most beloved properties, a move that’s coming to fruition sometime in the semi-near future with a Craig Bartlett-penned Hey Arnold! movie. But what does that actually mean? Are we getting an updated Clarissa Explains It All starring a 40-year-old…

Doug Funnie, gay teen: 19 Nick shows that could actually withstand a remake

Recently, Nickelodeon announced that it was considering re-launching several of its classic shows, from Rugrats to You Can’t Do That On Television. And while that’s all well and good—modern kids deserve good TV, too—some nostalgia purists blanched, imagining horribly bastardized versions of their childhood favorites.…

Throwback radio, pocket squares, and some Pete And Pete tunes

I am a huge fan of old-time radio, and am hoping that the current podcast surge will help keep this now-faded genre (time of death: 1960) from disappearing completely into the past. Before TV, radio drama spotlighted the best and brightest writers and performers of the day (many movie stars did guest spots on Suspense,

Polaris’ Mark Mulcahy visits the set of The Adventures Of Pete And Pete in a new video

With a reissue of Music From The Adventures Of Pete And Pete on the way for Record Store Day and some upcoming tour dates, it’s a good time to be into Polaris. The Mark Mulcahy-fronted act initially garnered acclaim as the band that sang the Pete And Pete theme and provided much of the show’s background music and then…

Assuming the afterlife exists, in what fictional world do you want to spend it?

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