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‘GOD’S ANGRY MAN’ from Werner Herzog

A TV movie produced by acclaimed director Werner Herzog, best known for “Grizzly Man” (2005) and many other fantastic documentaries. This 1981 documentary film is about Gene Scott, a U.S. pastor and…

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Cold Brew Got Me Like: Homunculus in a Bathing Suit

Elon Musk fuels his rockets with cash! Plus 1980s wrestler Kevin Sullivan cold-brew conjures an injured football player and the song “Hairdresser” is on Spotify.

Target Video: ‘We Were There to Be There’

Taking place as cuts to crucial social services loom under Ronald Reagan, two legendary punk bands come together to perform a show for patients and staff at a psychiatric facility. Captured on tape by seminal video art collective Target Video,…

Notorious: Ghislaine Maxwell

Part 1: Ghislaine Maxwell grows up privileged before meeting Jeffrey Epstein. She is the daughter of a billionaire media mogul. Not only was she was given jobs in her father’s businesses, but she was also given a soccer team and…

WINGS OF HOPE

“Wings of Hope” is a 2000 made-for-TV documentary directed by Werner Herzog. The film explores the story of Juliane Koepcke, a German Peruvian woman who was the sole survivor of Peruvian flight LANSA Flight 508 following its mid-air disintegration after…

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.

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