The Cold War
The Best Part of 'The Americans' Is Its Brutally Strong Women
Elizabeth and Paige Jennings are archetypes of female resilience.
No need to be scared of Putin's new nukes (any more than the old ones)
“No existing or prospective missile defense had any chance in making a dent in Russia’s ability to retaliate against the United States with nuclear weapons.”
30 Years Ago, Billy Joel Had a Meltdown in Moscow
In 1987, the piano man tried to bridge the gap between the US and the Soviet Union, and threw an onstage tantrum in the process.
Motherboard Guide to Cinema
This Cult 80s Film About the Nuclear Apocalypse Is Still Relevant, and That Sucks
Steve de Jarnatt’s ‘Miracle Mile’ offers a grim look at the world hours before nuclear apocalypse, kicked off by a pre-emptive strike by the US.
How the CIA Infiltrated the World's Literature
The new book, Finks, reveals how great writers such as Baldwin, Márquez, and Hemingway became soldiers in America's cultural Cold War.
Mary von Aue
VICE vs Video games
Unstuck in Time: What Video Games Have to Say About the 1980s
From "Vice City" to "The Phantom Pain," games have been looking back at the decade in fascinating ways.
Photographer Vincent Cianni Tells the Stories of Gays in the Military
A look back at the damage Don't Ask Don't Tell did to the psyches of gay soldiers.
Vincent Cianni, Words: Shanna Jones
The Game With Reagan and Gorbachev Teaming Up To Kill Terrorists
Ronald even wields a katana.
This Is What a Ukrainian Rocket Storm Looks Like
They might be from the disco era, but these Soviet rockets are still horrifying to this day.
Capitalism Ruined the Communist Water Park Where I Spent My Childhood
Gone are the communist days when Romanian parents only visited pools to clean the lice off their children's heads. Băile Felix, once a Soviet trench filled with meat, is now a big, wet mall.