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If Back to the Future Passed the Bechdel Test

Mindi Westhoff | Posted 11.20.2015 | Women
Mindi Westhoff

Lovers of the Back to the Future franchise, like me, desperately want at least one film in the trilogy to pass all three parts of the Bechdel test: That two or more named women have a conversation, and they discuss something other than men.

Word Evolution: 11 Words that Mean Something Different to Entrepreneurs

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Have you ever really thought about how terms take on new meaning over time? When I was a kid, the word "sick" actually meant sick. Today "sick" can also mean "amazing." Words and phrases evolve over time -- especially in the business world.

Back to the (Near) Future

Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS | Posted 10.23.2015 | Science
Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS

Thirty years to the day after Doc Brown took Marty McFly to the future - I'm in a dome practicing for a trip to Mars. Sadly, we are doing this without the assistance of hoverboards (for now). Happily, our pockets are still in our pants.

Black To The Future: Harriet Tubman vs. Marty McFly -- An Epic Afro-Futurist Tale

Pierce Freelon | Posted 10.23.2015 | Black Voices
Pierce Freelon

The boy emerged and introduced himself as Marty McFly, and asked if she was "The Harriet Tubman". Harriet did not say a word. he also knew there was a bounty on her head. This boy looked like he was intending to collect.

Celebrating "Back to the Future Day" With Jason Aron's Delightful New Documentary, 'Back in Time'

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 10.22.2015 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

The official line on Back to the Future's origin states that co-writer Bob Gale was visiting his native Missouri, found his father's high school yearbook, and wondered if he'd have befriended him as a teen.

Marty McFly And Doc Brown Crash 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.22.2015 | Entertainment

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25 Development Facts Behind the Back to the Future Trilogy

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.22.2015 | Entertainment

As the 30th Anniversary of the original Back to the Future is being celebrated, we look back at the surprising facts and trivia surrounding the eventual franchise that has stood the test of time.

Fox News Host Gets Trapped Inside A DeLorean

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 10.21.2015 | Media

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade might be wishing he could go back in time after he got trapped inside a DeLorean while 80s rocker Huey Lewis lo...

What Back to the Future Got Right... and Wrong

XPRIZE | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology

Twenty-six years ago, Marty McFly and Doc Brown climbed into their time-traveling flying DeLorean and set the controls to the distant future -- October 21, 2015 -- which happens to be today.

5 Movie Character Costumes That Need to Be Retired Immediately

Elizabeth Logan | Posted 10.21.2015 | Comedy
Elizabeth Logan

Some costumes are long past their cultural moments and yet remain stubbornly prevalent, making them less "throwback" and more "[yawn]." Please allow me to offer alternatives that, while perhaps unoriginal, aren't ubiquitous.

We Rode In A DeLorean for 'Back To The Future' Day

The Huffington Post | Megan Robertson | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment

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Lea Thompson Reflects On 'Back To The Future' Legacy 30 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.21.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Thirty years to the day since beloved "Back to the Future" characters Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to Oct. 21, 2015 in the film's sequ...

Even Marty McFly Stands With Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.21.2015 | Comedy

Planned Parenthood has been attacked wildly by the right for years, but last month was especially misguided. When the organization's preside...

Simon and Back to the Future

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 10.21.2015 | Parents
Phyllis Sudman

If I could, I would travel back to Lankenau Hospital on October 2, 2004, when I was admitted for pre-term labor. I would request an electrocardiogram (ECG) to check my heart. They checked the flux capacitor before traveling through time.

The One Thing 'Back To The Future II' Could Never Predict

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology

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'Black To The Future' Parody Shows That Racism Still Isn't A Thing Of The Past

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.21.2015 | Black Voices

It's "Back to the Future day." And, of course, the Internet is freaking out because October 21, 2015 marks the exact date that Michael J. Fo...

Meet The Physicist Building A Time Machine To See His Dead Father

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.22.2015 | Science

This is an important day for Ronald L. Mallett, a retired professor of theoretical physics at the University of Connecticut who is trying to invent a...

Back To The Future? We're Already There

Aaron Dignan | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology
Aaron Dignan

There exists a future of artificial intelligence, rampant inequality and irreversible climate change. But there is also a future of abundance, where technology and good public policy leads to a better life for everyone. If you had the chance to take us back to the future -- to 2045 -- what future would you present?

A Declaration for the Future

Christopher Phillips | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact
Christopher Phillips

It all comes down to you, all comes down to each and every one of us to take full advantage of such one-of-a-kind opportunities to be an equal and vital part of the change we want to see in the world.

3 Big Things 'Back to the Future' Got Right (Thanks to Government)

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

In celebrating our technological advancements, it is important to remember that none of these innovations happened by chance. They are the product of an enormous amount of investment in research and development -- much of it seeded by the federal government.

Confirmed: Biff Tannen Based On Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment

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Michael J. Fox Teams Up With The White House On 'Back To The Future' Day

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

Marty McFly is finally back in the future and he'd like you to imagine what the world will look like 30 years after Oct. 21, 2015, the day ...

Did Back to the Future Originally Not End With 'To be Continued'?

Brian Cronin | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment
Brian Cronin

A reader wrote in to ask about this very issue, whether the famed "To Be Continued..." at the end of Back to the Future actually appeared in the original film or if it was added later and people just have convinced themselves that they saw it in the original film.

8 Popular 'Back To The Future' Lies You Need To Stop Believing

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment

Great Scott! "Back to the Future" day is here! After 30 years of waiting from the first film, and tons of hoaxes, Oct. 21, 2015, aka the day...

The Uncanny Predictions 'Back To The Future II' Made About 2015

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment

The "Future" is here! On Wednesday, October 21, Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled from 1985 to 2015 in "Back To The Future II" in order to stop McFly...