Ten Years Ago- Where Were You When The Lights Went Out?
Deprived of ‘Extreme Makeover,’ New Yorkers drank up all the cold beer in the bars, then started on the warm; lit bonfires in the park and danced. And then they lay down under the stars and hoped for a breeze.
10 years ago!
"Sex And The Fat Wife"
Newsweek August 21, 1972
50 years Ago: “THE NEGRO IN AMERICA”
…As Timely As Ever.
History would mark it: the summer of 1963 was a time of revolution, the season when 19 million U.S. Negroes demanded payment of the century-old promissory note called the Emancipation Proclamation.
Newsweek July 29, 1963
75 Years Ago, The 75th Anniversary Of Gettysburg
Love that coverline font. It’s like a silent movie!
RIP, James Gandolfini
Gandolfini’s astonishing turn as Tony Soprano has made him TV’s most unassuming superstar, as well as one of its more improbable sex symbols—a balding, barrel-chested, 260-pound hunk of burning love. (“He’s a stud,” says Gore Verbinski, who directed Gandolfini and Roberts in “The Mexican.” “Women go crazy for this guy. I think it’s a documented fact.”) Financially, fame’s rewards have been unequivocal. The former character actor reportedly signed a two-year, $10 million deal with HBO last fall, and is now asking $6 million a movie. But personally? Fame? “He’s not thrilled about it,” says costar Edie Falco. “He’s a very quiet, shy person. He keeps saying, ‘I’m not all that interesting,’ which I happen to disagree with.”
Newsweek April 2, 2001
How to stop worrying and love the computer - Newsweek, July, 1970
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On This Date In 1965: The First American Spacewalk
Eyes glued to television sets, millions waited tensely to hear from astronaut Edward White as he climbed out of his capsule high over the pacific ocean. Then came the verdict: “This is fun!” said white, and men everywhere shared his boyish glee.
Newsweek June 14, 1965
Abbi lives in an apartment in Greenwich Village. Earlier this year, the U.S. Postal Service delivered a letter that was sent 70 years ago. Like, it was lost in the system. Now, she’s trying to track down the original intended recipient.
I was out of town for two weeks in late January-early February, so when I returned, I had a lot of mail. I hardly ever get real letters— maybe once in awhile from my mom or family, so as I was spreading out the pile, I wasn’t expecting much more than LL Bean catalogues and VALU coupon-packs. I knew immediately that this was something special. The coloring of the letter was so dated and the cursive writing is something you don’t see a lot of these days. I could see the letter was opened already, so I went for it. I felt like I had won the lottery—who gets sent 69-year-old letters that may have been lost in the mail!? I immediately thought to get in touch with friend Todd who makes documentaries to see if he wanted to collaborate on telling this story and going on this adventure.
We scoured through city records, searched online databases, and made phone calls. We came up very short and kept hitting dead ends. That’s when Todd suggested we involve ‘radical collaborators’ in the search (which is maybe just a fancy way of saying crowdsourcing). I said yes and here we are with the site and you. I am so excited to find this family together and see what the internet can do.
Now you can join the search. If you find anything, post it on twitter (using the hashtag #lostletterproject) or on Facebook. Also, please video or photograph your search and we’ll try to include the footage in upcoming video updates.
Check out her website and maybe lend a hand if you like mysteries!
“Flexing For Hitler”
Newsweek March 6, 1939
Just wait a few years…