After suffering a massive stroke on Wednesday actor Luke Perry passed away today, surrounded by his children and other family members. He played the role of the troubled yet soulful rich kid Dylan McKay in Beverly Hills 90210, which ran from 1990 to 2000, and appeared in many movies and television shows in the years that followed, most notably in the role of Archie Andrews' dad in Riverdale.
Sadly, Perry's stroke happened on the same day a 90210 reboot had been announced, which is reuniting the original characters.
Time stood still when I heard the news that Daniel Johnston left us this month. There are only a few moments in one’s lifetime when time stands still. At the time I felt guilty for the sorrow I felt and for the tears that I cried, because if you’re a Johnston fan, you know he […]
I’m very sad to hear that Pete Shelley, leader of The Buzzcocks, died of a heart attack today. He was 63. From The Guardian: The band formed part of the UK’s punk scene and have been closely associated with it ever since. Speaking later about his views on music, Shelley told the Guardian: “I’m not […]
John Wilcock has been the subject of an ongoing comic book biography here on Boing Boing. Scott Marshall and I have been working on the comic since 2012, or so, and it’s been a nice goal to complete the book in John’s lifetime. John lived many lives almost simultaneously, and it’s been a massive research […]
We can’t all go through life with just a pair of sneakers and flip-flops. Sometimes, you have to invest in a pair of high-quality dress shoes. However, you’ve probably discovered that high-end footwear almost always comes with eye-popping price tags. You’ve got to compromise on second-hand or just suck it up and take out a […]
We have a theory about those throw blankets that are barely big enough to cover your legs. The only people who seem to make them or use them are grandmothers, and the blankets are only that small because Nana got bored halfway through the sewing job. Look, we’re sure she means well. But if you […]
Remember when the default state of your online presence was anonymity? That’s not so clear-cut anymore, and the worst part is you may not even know who is using your data or what they’re using it for. Small wonder that so many people are choosing to surf through virtual private networks. VPNs filter web access […]