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The Groovy Origins of the Waterbed

You remember waterbeds. The plush, squishy mattresses. The hours of bouncy fun. It all started with a homework assignment. In graduate school, industrial design student Charlie Hall was tasked with improving human…

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The Groovy Origins of the Waterbed

You remember waterbeds. The plush, squishy mattresses. The hours of bouncy fun. It all started with a homework assignment. In graduate school, industrial design student Charlie Hall was tasked with improving human comfort. He thought beds should be more comfortable.…

Author John Cheever Interviewed in 1977 about his novel ‘Falconer’

In an interview with Stephen Banker, John Cheever talks about his novel ‘Falconer.’ Falconer is a 1977 novel by American short story writer and novelist John Cheever.[2][3] It tells the story of Ezekiel Farragut, a university professor and drug addict who is serving time in…

‘First Call’ is About Drinking In Manhattan at 8 AM

A 50-minute documentary about people from Manhattan who liked to drink in bars during the morning. Most New York City bards during that era offered “first calls” ie. the bar opened and would/could serve you alcohol starting at 8 a.m.…

‘FALSE WITNESS’: Did a Doctor Kill His Wife and Two Children? Or was it a bunch of hippies?

Dr. Jeffrey R. MacDonald was convicted of killing his pregnant wife and two daughters in 1970. “False Witness” tells his side of the story. He puts the blame on some hippies supposedly spotted in the area. MacDonald claims they broke…

SELENA: Famous Singer’s Headquarters Under Construction in 1994

Selena. A broadcast news crew gets a tour of the Selena’s family compound, still under construction in 1994. She was shot dead that following year by a woman who ran her fan club. Selena Quintanilla-Pérez died at the age of…

Charles Manson Interview With Penny Daniels 1989

Having just read Tom O’ Neill’s book “CHAOS: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties,” this interview is fascinating.

Pool Collapses and Floods Parking Garage Below

What would it look like if a rooftop pool ever collapsed? Well, watch this pool flood the parking garage beneath it.

Plunging On Alone: Monte Hellman’s Life in a Day

Director: Paul Joyce Cast: Monte Hellman, director “The Shooting,” “Two-Lane Black Top,” “Cockfighter” and more. Long interview with Monte Hellman at home. He died today, April 20, 2021. ​

DMX Tricked into Smoking Crack at 14 by Rap Mentor

Legendary rapper and songwriter DMX gets raw about getting tricked into smoking crack at age 14 by his rap mentor, Ready Ron. While speaking, DMX allows himself to be completely vulnerable — and the conversation widens to discuss the importance…

Ghosts of Highway 20

Beginning in the late 1970s, a sinister presence cast a shadow over an isolated part of central Oregon. It lurked in the background, ignored or unnoticed. Women, often vulnerable or marginalized, were disappearing. These are the stories of the ghosts…

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