Who Stole Yesterday’s Tomorrow?
Joel Schlosberg | January 2nd, 2015
It’s 2015. Has anyone seen our flying cars?
How about the tranquility and economic security that, beyond the cool gadgetry, created the appeal of the 2015 of Back to the Future Part II? Why do they seem as absent as its faxes and laserdiscs? And why, midway through the half-century anniversary of the 1964-1965 World’s Fair, does its tomorrow seem as crumbling as its remaining buildings (last seen alongside their fellow 1960s kitsch, the Keane paintings of Big Eyes)?
Marty McFly wasn’t the first traveler to a future American paradise. ...