Why 2016 was the year of time travel



Consider this more than a coincidence: a year that clearly overstayed its welcome, 2016, was also a year in which time travel could be found everywhere in popular culture. 

From the year’s most popular book and play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, to the hit movie Arrival, to a plethora of books and TV shows, mainstream entertainment seemed to decide its audience could handle some brain-busting twists in time. 

Suddenly, the fourth dimension was broken more often than the fourth wall. 

That makes a lot of sense. When democracies go haywire and the dark forces of ignorance and populism are on the rise everywhere, when beloved celebrities drop like ninepins, it seems we would all like to step into a machine that will take us anywhere but here. Nostalgia is in vogue.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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