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March 23, 1839 OK

Two thousand years before Romulus and Remus founded the Roman Republic, Nomadic bands of hunters and gatherers established the world’s oldest civilization in the fertile valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. 393 more words

History

ASU jointly acquired national treasure of Western film items

The University and Scottsdale Museum of the West partner to provide Western film items

12/01/16 | 11:40pm

The largest private collection of Western film items has been acquired by ASU and  51 more words

Written Works

The World's Most Expensive Episodic TV Show: The Franchise

The Business this week hosted James Mangold, the director and co-screenwriter of Logan, released earlier this month. He discusses one of the many problems that filmmakers face when dealing with studios, specifically, when a filmmaker is called upon to produce a franchise film: a loss of control. 517 more words

Film Business

Episode 37 - Bell Bottom Blues

After a week away, Adam and Jordan return with the ever-trippy, Bell Bottom Blues. Topics discussed include: Box city, belt collections, and whether or not Patricia Richardson knows she’s on a TV show. 31 more words

Podcasts

March 22, 1958 Bocephus

Randall Hank Williams was born May 26, 1949 in Shreveport, Louisiana, the son of country singer/songwriter, Hiram King “Hank” Williams. Surprisingly for a guy who could neither read nor notate music and died at the age of 29, the elder Williams has been described as “one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century”. 652 more words

History

The Black Girl and the Old White Guy At the Subway Station

Last year, I was in center-city Philadelphia about noon on a pleasant spring day, so pleasant, I decided to ride the subway down to the Second Street Station near Penn’s Landing and spend some time gazing at the Ben Franklin Bridge and enjoying the warm breezes coming off of the Delaware River.  259 more words

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