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Would Tony Soprano Be a MAGA Guy?

The Sopranos, the greatest television series in the history of the medium, is so baroque and richly layered that we’re still teasing out its ambiguities…

Why College Athletes Are Obsessed With ‘The Office’

Matt Storey, former offensive lineman for Butler University’s football team, has a favorite joke from the American version of The Office: that time Jim Halpert dressed up…

When Exactly Did ‘Friends’ Become Cool?

In spite of being an era considered a “long nightmare of peace and prosperity,” being alive in the 1990s was not always so great: Forrest…

The Internet Before the Internet: The Bizarre Heyday of the 1-900 Number

In the mid-20th century, with a new millennium looming, some science-fiction writers and human-interest reporters began speculating wildly about what humanity’s future might look like….