Live blog: Google I/O is back for 2021

Live blog: Google I/O is back for 2021

After taking a year off, Google is back with its I/O developer conference for 2021. Like most tech events over the past year, this is not an in-person event and will be streamed over the internet instead. Unlike most tech events over the past year, this keynote will actually be live, not prerecorded. What will … Read more

Shrek 2 didn’t chicken out on its Donkey-Dragon sex or babies

Shrek 2 didn’t chicken out on its Donkey-Dragon sex or babies

The Shrek franchise dared to do what many animated films would not, from a female lead that was unconventionally pretty to the boatload of cynical and adult pop culture references. But right now I want to talk about one of Shrek’s most groundbreaking offerings to the world of all-ages animation: the fact that Donkey and … Read more

Google I/O 2021: rumors, news, and announcements

Google I/O 2021: rumors, news, and announcements

Since Google I/O was canceled completely last year due to COVID-19, this year’s festivities — which will be available online to anyone who wants to watch — are sure to be, well, festive. Today’s two-hour event will introduce what is expected to be a full treasure chest of new hardware and software. Of course, nothing’s … Read more

Hello to the red carpet photos from the Shrek premiere

Hello to the red carpet photos from the Shrek premiere

As I said in my anthropological study of the Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl premiere, red carpet photos offer us a unique glimpse into pop culture’s past. A random Hollywood event has the capacity to collect the Actually Famous, the Potentially Famous, and the Momentarily Famous. Also the styles on display … Read more