During the Stalin years, there were tight restrictions on science fiction in the Soviet Union. Writers were pressured and boxed in, urged to stick to themes of adventure, space travel, and the glowing prospect of Soviet scientific and technological achievements.
Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 6:04 am
Barack Obama let down his graying presidential hair a little bit on Wednesday. He also joked about coloring it.
Speaking to the City Club of Cleveland, Obama seemed to be in a reflective mood. During the question-and-answer period, he was asked by a seventh-grader what advice he would give to himself now, if he could go back to his first day in office.