Tyler Sage lives in Los Angeles and works in the film industry. You can find his other work at tylersage.substack.com. His novel "The Committers" is available on Amazon.
25 Years Ago: ‘Half-Baked’ Almost Destroys Dave Chappelle’s Career
The 1998 stoner movie bombed on release but is now a cult classic.
40 Years Ago: ‘The Joy of Painting’ Flexes Its Magical Fingers
How Bob Ross' show became one of the most enduring successes of public television.
50 Years Ago: ‘Schoolhouse Rock!’ Combines Earworms and Education
The kids' series left a legacy of memorable songs about bills, conjunctions and magic numbers.
40 Years Ago: Eurythmics Finally Make It With ‘Sweet Dreams’
Album launched the duo to superstardom after a long, hard struggle.
45 Years Ago: ABBA Moves Into Making Movies
Film exemplified the band's pioneering forays into the combination of stage, screen and music.
10 Most Interesting Live-Action Cartoon Films Ever Made
Directors take bold chances when adapting cartoons to live-action movies.
40 Years Ago: Queen Releases a Minor Gem in ‘Back Chat’
Once written off as an attempt to get funky, the song now evokes much of what made the new wave era so fun.
40 Years Ago: Queen’s Dance-Influenced ‘Staying Power’ Disappoints Fans
This was a slap-in-the-face reminder that a new decade had arrived and was pulling everything into its gravitational field.
50 Years Ago: Mott the Hoople’s ‘All the Young Dudes’ Helps Define Glam-Rock
Random act of kindness from David Bowie jump-started classic 1972 album.
30 Years Ago: Kyuss Finds Stoner-Rock Nirvana on ‘Blues for the Red Sun’
More than any other, this was the album that created the genre.
45 Years Ago: Brian May Becomes Queen’s Frontman for ‘Long Away’
Freddie Mercury stepped aside for 1977 Queen single.
35 Years Ago: ‘Beverly Hills Cop II’ Anticipates Eddie Murphy’s Fall
The film made money but presaged Murphy's creative decline in the '90s.