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Rufus Thomas : Celebrating the Centenary of a Sun & Stax Records pioneer!

A lot can happen in a 100 years.

Within 60 years of a few minutes of wavering powered flight a man can land on the Moon! 2,194 more words


Double Indemnity


Review: An insurance man is corrupted into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator’s suspicions.
Director: Billy Wilder
Actors: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. 184 more words



This is a course that examines the politics of beauty and the politics of race, together. They are never not together, really. In the United States, given our particular history, racialized beauty is cooked into our stories, our images, who we see and how we see them, into our laws and into our cultural practices. 35 more words


Simplicity Button Dress

As any fellow crafter can relate to, you wish you had more hours dedicated to your craft than to your “responsibilities”. I wish my career was sewing vintage style dresses for myself. 440 more words


[VIDEO] Full Movie: Alfred Hitchock's 'Foreign Correspondent', 1940

Just after “Rebecca” from the same year, Hitchcock tackles a WW2 related story, a spy movie “Foreign Correspondent”.

Not among the very best films of the director, there is nevertheless great scenes, a criminal running through umbrellas, windmills, a plane crashing into water… 63 more words


This veteran's daring escape from Nazi POW camp during World War Two has been kept quiet until now

Realizing he could be shot by Nazi guards at any moment, RAF doctor Tom Cullen’s heart raced as he scrambled over the 8-foot high barbed wire fence at the… 34 more words

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