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'Back to the Future Part II': Welcome to the Present

21 October 2015 11:39 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"I never think of the future — it comes soon enough." – Albert Einstein

Welcome to October 21st, 2015, or as it used to be known: "the future."

Forever memorialized in Robert Zemeckis' Back to the Future Part II, today is the date on which Doc Brown, Marty McFly, and his girlfriend Jennifer Parker step out of the DeLorean and into the Hill Valley of the future (or as it's currently known: "the present").

You may have heard about this. People are pretty excited about. At the risk of being hyperbolic, you »

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The Americans Review: “I Am Abassin Zadran” (Season 3, Episode 12)

15 April 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The best and most telling scene in tonight’s episode of The Americans is the one following the moment that gives “I Am Abassin Zadran” its namesake. Gabriel and Claudia (Margo Martindale, returning the only way she can: triumphantly) meet in a restaurant to discuss how operation Turn the Paige is proceeding. “14 types of omelettes, 20 kinds of hamburgers. How does one choose?” Gabriel wonders, a dilemma Claudia dubs “the paradox of being American.” “Isn’t this a Greek diner?” he continues, a little tilt of his head saying more than he has to about how well they’ve adjusted to their adopted home. Claudia and Gabriel have been doing this job for decades, but the land of too many opportunities is still foreign to them.

The burden of choice was something Alvin Toffler wrote about in 1970’s Future Shock. Toffler theorized that there may one day come a point where »

- Sam Woolf

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