Help! Tiny Pretty Things Is Reviving My Delusions of Center Stage Grandeur

RELATED STORIES Recently, a friend asked me what Tiny Pretty Things — the new series I’ve been mainlining for reasons we’ll get into in a moment — was all about. “Ballet, bitches and butts,” I said, with zero shame. (Note to Netflix, which streams the show: Feel free to use that as a blurb!) My friend knew […]

The Native American Healer Reviving the Medicine of Her Ancestors

When an elderly Lakota woman limped into the medical tent, one foot sporting a painful burn, Linda Black Elk knew just the herb that would help. She began boiling yarrow, a plant that blossoms golden yellow and has been prized for its healing properties for centuries. Though she had applied the remedy countless times, Black […]

This New Yorker Is Reviving Jewish Life in Krakow

Jonathan Ornstein has listened to countless retellings of this city’s ghastly past. The industrial killing. Death camps. The Holocaust. The Krakow ghetto and the Auschwitz concentration camp, an hour west of this Polish city, were the settings for horrific crimes against humanity. Few cities are as infamous for the level reached by the Nazi extermination […]

Tech startups are reviving point-of-sale lending

AMERICANS shopping for a mattress online may find the selection at Casper, a New York-based mattress startup, somewhat lacking. Unlike brick-and-mortar shops, which offer dozens of models, the startup sells just three. And yet Casper’s customers are spoiled for choice at the till. Those who cannot afford to pay with a debit or credit card, […]

Harmonix is reviving Rock Band Network in ‘Rock Band 4’

During a livestream on Tuesday, Harmonix announced that after a few years away, the Rock Band Network is coming back. Originally announced in 2009 near the height of plastic guitar controller mania, it allowed content creators to import their own tracks for play (and most importantly, for sale) within the Rock Band series of games. […]

This is Why We Keep Reviving Dead TV Shows (And Why We Need to Stop)

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get personal, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: why TV shows keep coming back from the dead and why this needs to stop.) TV show reboots and revivals have been around for decades. Just look at Leave it to Beaver, the 1950s black-and-white sitcom that was resurrected […]

Return of the Thing? VW Considers Reviving the Kübelwagen as an EV

– The Thing from the City of Wolves might be coming back to town. Just in time for Halloween, Volkswagen brand boss Herbert Diess said he’s interested in bringing back the Kübelwagen, the German military equivalent of the Willys Jeep. Diess suggested last week that the company’s upcoming MEB (Modular Electrification Toolkit) battery-electric architecture could be […]

TCL is reportedly reviving Palm with new devices in 2018

Chinese electronics company TCL boldly claimed it would release devices under the BlackBerry name to revive the brand, and its recently-released KEYone smartphone proved them right. But according to Android Planet, the company is eyeing another classic tech name to resurrect: Palm. And they could have new devices under its name by 2018. TCL actually […]

NBC Is Interested in Reviving ‘The Office’, ’30 Rock’, ‘The West Wing’ & More

This year NBC is bringing back the fan favorite sitcom Will & Grace for a new season, and they’re so happy with the proceedings that they’ve already ordered a second season of more episodes. But that might just be the first of several revivals the network brings to the table. During publicity rounds at the […]