Friday Jul 25
15 Great Robots of 1980s Film & TV
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit and Pee-wee's Playhouse .
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We begin today's column with a TV Blog programming alert: Tonight at 9 p.m. ET BBC America will telecast "Weird Science," a 1985 comedy written and directed by Eighties youth-master John Hughes about two gangly high school nerds equally obsessed with technology and girls.
Rap Genius Website Agrees to License With Music Publishers
Rap Genius Website Agrees to License With Music Publishers - Rap Genius, a popular website that compiles annotations of song lyrics, has reached a licensing agreement with music publishers after being accused of using the lyrics of thousands of songs without permission.
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Researcher danah boyd on the weird science of teen online behavior - Remember "Weird Science," the 1985 John Hughes comedy about two teen dweebs who use their computer, some wires and a Barbie doll to engineer their dream woman? 3 steps to ease external collaboration tension - Once upon an time at an old job, I needed a considerable amount of the ... (more)
'Sixteen Candles' turns 30: 16 Tidbits about the teen classic
The late writer, producer and director made the classic '80s teen films "The Breakfast Club," "Pretty in Pink," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Some Kind of Wonderful."