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This Is How Satanism Was Invented In The 1960s

Culture | August 21, 2019

Satan is an old idea -- an Old Testament villain -- but Satanism only goes back to 1966. That's when Anton LaVey founded the Church of Satan, a theatrical, contrarian, r...

MSG Isn't Bad For You: How A Groovy-Era Myth Started

Culture | August 20, 2019

Left: A window filled with roasted ducks at a restaurant in Chinatown, central London. Right: Food packaging bearing the 'No MSG' messge. Sources: David Cliff/SOPA Im...

Sgt. Pilcher: The Narc Who Arrested Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Keith Richards and More

Culture | August 19, 2019

Beatle John Lennon and his Japanese girlfriend Yoko Ono leaving Marylebone Magistrates Court after they appeared to answer charges of...

Gina Lollobrigida: The Classic Italian Screen Siren, Then And Now

Entertainment | August 18, 2019

Left: Gina Lollobrigida in 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame,' 1956. Right: In 'Trapeze,' 1956. Sources: IMDB; Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images Gina Lo...

Stephen King's Wife Dug 'Carrie' Out Of The Trash And Made Him Finish It

Entertainment | August 17, 2019

Left: Horror writer Stephen King in 1986. Right: Cover of the first edition of King's debut novel 'Carrie,' published in 1974. Sources: Ted Thai/T...

Is Elvis Alive? Sightings, Stories & King-Sized Conspiracy Theories

Icons | August 16, 2019

Left: Elvis Presley in concert circa 1977. Right: Detail of an image purported to be a high-resolution scan of the 'pool house photo' from 1977. Soures...

Nudie Suits: Flashy Rodeo Fashion Of Rock And Country Stars

Culture | August 15, 2019

Left: Country-rocker Gram Parsons in his famous custom Nudie Suit circa 1969. Right: Robert Redford in the Nudie suit he wore in 'The Electric Horseman,' (1979...

Animated 'Lord of the Rings' From 1978: Ralph Bakshi's Inventive Classic

Entertainment | August 14, 2019

In 1978, The Lord Of The Rings hit movie theaters and introduced Frodo, Gandalf, Gollum, and the rest of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earthlings to ...

Bob Dylan's 1966 Motorcycle Accident: What Really Happened?

Icons | August 13, 2019

On July 29th, 1966, the month after Blonde On Blonde was released, Bob Dylan crashed his motorcycle near Woodstock, New York. It was a mysterious event that...

Barbara Feldon: 'Get Smart's Agent 99, Then And Now

Entertainment | August 12, 2019

Left: Barbara Feldon circa 1965. Right: Feldon with Don Adams on 'Get Smart.' Sources: Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Imagesl IMDB Audiences fell in l...

The 12 Most Fascinating Muppets Of The '70s

Entertainment | August 11, 2019

Left: The Swedish Chef. Right: Beaker. Sources: Jay David Buchsbaum/The Muppets Studio/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images; IMDB Jim Henson's puppet variety show, The Mu...

Remember Frank Sinatra's Weird Science Fiction Record?

Music | August 10, 2019

In 1980, Frank Sinatra released Trilogy: Past Present Future, a triple album that got weird.  On the third LP, "The Future," Sinatra took us on a nutty trip arou...

Before Fake News, Walter Cronkite Was 'Most Trusted Man In America'

Icons | August 9, 2019

Once there was a newsman named Walter Cronkite. He was a war correspondent who went on to be a CBS news anchor, and during his 19-year run he gave u...

Joni Mitchell: The Young Folk Icon, Then And Now

Icons | August 8, 2019

Portrait of Canadian musician Joni Mitchell, November 1968, from a shoot for the fashion magazine Vogue. Photo by Jack Robinson/Getty Images Canadian singer-songwriter ...

Mr. Rogers, 'Neighborhood' Hero: Facts And True Stories

Icons | August 7, 2019

Fred Rogers, whose Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was a children's TV institution, became not just a popular TV host for kids but also a folk hero of sorts to thos...

More Than Andy Warhol: 10 Pop Artists Of The '60s

Culture | August 6, 2019

We've all seen Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans and Roy Lichtenstein's comic-book canvases -- the "Pop Art" movement that popped in the 1960s is practically defined...

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