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The Saddest and Most Expensive Home Movie Ever Made: On Zapruder's JFK Assassination Film

Alex Pasternack | Posted 01.24.2013 | Media
Alex Pasternack

In many ways, the video prefigured all sorts of American pastimes, from widespread paranoia about government to a loss of faith in photographic truth and the news media, from the acceptance of graphic violence to newer concerns about copyright.

What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love and Kumbaya?

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.19.2013 | Media
Michael Sigman

If Kumbaya abuse has been so deep that the mere sound of the word hurts your ears, try this: Sit quietly for a couple of minutes, watching your breath go in and out.

AFI Review: The Personal War of Ginger and Rosa

Brian Formo | Posted 01.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Brian Formo

Writer/director Sally Potter has switched the shift typical of films set in the 1960s from personal and sexual enlightenment to stone-still disillusionment in Ginger and Rosa, which begins with the mushroom cloud of Hiroshima.

Bond at 50: Dr. No Is a Time Capsule From the Early Mad Men Era

William Bradley | Posted 12.04.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

While there have been some real clunkers among the Bond films, especially during the the charming but not all that nice version played by Roger Moore, the series has endured through generations of fans, with its 24th film coming up.

Dethroned: Mad Men's Down Season Opened the Door for a Superlative Homeland

William Bradley | Posted 11.24.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Even though Season 5 was a down year for Mad Men, it was still clearly one of the best shows on television. It took something very special to best it. Which brings us to Homeland. I'm pleased that Homeland won for best drama.

Wheelchair Wisdom: 'Dance With Me!'

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Living with MS, a progressive illness, has forced me to accept sudden changes in life that are not always easy or pleasant to deal with. Accepting and loving myself -- overcoming fear, embarrassment, and self-consciousness -- was a significant milestone for me.

Seventies Rockers, Bloggers: The True Voices of Their Times

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 10.30.2012 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Bloggers have become some of the least-censored cultural voice of our time, much like musicians were to the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

Meet The Mama Of Psychedelic Art

Posted 07.16.2012 | Arts

While today lava lamps, tie-dye and peace signs may trigger a nostalgic sigh more than a jolt of excitement, there was a time when melting flowers and...

Looking Forward From Mad Men's Meandering Season 5: You Only Live Twice (One Can Only Hope)

William Bradley | Posted 08.13.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Was Don's silent look at the end of the Mad Men finale the equivalent of Schwarzenegger saying: "I'll be back"? Is it possible that the last three minutes of the episode redeemed the entire season?

James Bond, Tootsie, and Don Draper: Reinventing the American Male

Russell C. Smith | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Russell C. Smith

Too much time in front of a computer screen robs boys from developing the social and physical interaction skills required to relate to people in general, and women in particular.

Mad Men: Danger! Slippery When Soapy (Especially in Dark Shadows)

William Bradley | Posted 07.15.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

If there's one thing we know for sure about the latest episode of Mad Men, it's this: All this soapiness can mean only one thing. People are about to die.


Jack Schimmelman | Posted 07.15.2012 | Home
Jack Schimmelman

While still forming eyes and ears at the age of nine, Elvis wriggled his hips across the world stage. At that moment I knew that my future laid in my jiggle.

Face It: The Incredibly Shrinking Don Draper

Michele Willens | Posted 07.08.2012 | Women
Michele Willens

Jon Hamm doesn't even seem to fit in his clothes anymore. I fear Matthew Weiner has accomplished the impossible: he has turned Don Draper into a wimp. And me into a Mad Woman.

Mad Men Through The Boomer Lens: When it Comes to Affairs, Boy, How Times Have Changed!

Steven C. Eisner | Posted 07.08.2012 | Fifty
Steven C. Eisner

Is Weiner readying Peter's so easily turned head for the chopping block?

The Most Independent Woman On Mad Men

Forbes Woman | Posted 05.08.2012 | Women

Did you notice the other night on Mad Men that the men were whining? The 60s were rough on everybody, except maybe the hippies who were all stoned. Bu...

On Nostalgia: It Doesn't Come in Cycles, and It Doesn't Mean We're Miserable

Charlotte Wilder | Posted 06.23.2012 | Home
Charlotte Wilder

There is no telling what era will capture our imaginations at any given time, and there is no reason we have to be unhappy now to want to explore or rework the past.

Romney Says He Will "Restore" America... But, to What?

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Mitt Romney, whose business experience enabled him to be 47th in the nation with respect to job growth when he was a one-term governor of Massachusetts, has told us that he is going to "restore" America.

Mad Men's Master Class in American Studies Rolls on to Some Mystery Dates

William Bradley | Posted 06.10.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Well, that was one of the spookier Mad Men episodes, complete with not one but two dream sequences. As always, there be some spoilers ahead discussing this episode, the aptly titled "Mystery Date."

A Post 50 Perspective On Mad Men: My, How Things Have Changed!

Steven C. Eisner | Posted 05.30.2012 | Fifty
Steven C. Eisner

As a Baby Boomer and former ad agency head, I will be spending this "Mad Men" season commenting on how the show's themes would have played out differently had they occurred twenty years later, in 1986, when I was running my firm.

What is it about the 60s? Mad Men and How to Succeed

Stacy Wolf | Posted 05.29.2012 | Women
Stacy Wolf

What is it that grabs a 21st-century audience about the early 1960s?

'Donut Dollies' Deserve Our Thanks

Doug Bradley | Posted 05.28.2012 | Women
Doug Bradley

The training manual for 'Donut Dollies' instructed young women to present themselves as reminders of girlfriends, wives and sisters waiting back home for soldiers in Vietnam.

PHOTOS: NYC Skateboarders In The 60s

Posted 02.28.2012 | New York

Before cities everywhere built skate parks, and skaters strapped GoPro cameras to the bottom of their boards, the May 1965 cover of LIFE magazine fea...

The Biggest Deja Vu Moments Of 2011

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 12.30.2011 | Home

The past has never been as easy to cut and paste as it was in 2011. Two decades ruled this inaugural aught -- the 1990s and the 1960s. The 90s -- ...

Art Garfunkel On The 60s, Elvis And Paul Simon | Posted 12.22.2011 | Fifty

Garfunkel and Paul Simon recorded just five albums before they split in 1970. Since then Garfunkel has released more than 130 solo songs and a book of...

How My Childhood Heroes Led Me To A Life Of Sex, Drugs, And Rock And Roll | Posted 12.21.2011 | Fifty

In December of 1962 when I was eight years old, one of the few things in my life that really mattered to me, aside from the upcoming Christmas holiday...