Now You See It made an abridged history of the movie-making capital. Hollywood started as a rebellious albeit greedy movement, then devolved into a monopoly of studios. The rise of the internet and affordable equipment could finally put an end to the blockbuster factory.
Lovers of Rube Goldberg, music and history, have we got the thing for you – a clever 90 second chronicle of recorded music, told through spoken word and a chain reaction show made from assorted musical equipment. (Thanks Steve!)
This compilation reminds just us how much has happened in the last 100 years – and how much mankind still has to learn about war, humanity, and behaving like we’re all living on the same planet.
When kids do the storytelling, some tales get better with time. This retelling of a family story by the younger members of the family (and acted out by the older ones) is a great example. (Thanks Kara!)
Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in Abraham Lincoln’s assassination trial; she must rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the real truth in The Conspirator.
History buffs might appreciate playing craps with St. Liberty’s handmade oak dice set, designed to look like something the Continental Army might have used during the American Revolution.
Major Dick Winters, a compelling American hero and featured on HBO’s Band of Brothers, passed away this month following a battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Rest in peace. (Thanks George!)
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