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Dita Von Teese on Burlesque, Fast Cars, and Old Lingerie

Dita Von Teese was instrumental in reviving the art of Burlesque in the early 1990s, and is now known as “America’s most famous stripper.” But Burlesque is just the beginning of Von Teese’s love of vintage Americana. She collects antique hats, figurines, taxidermy, Hollywood and Burlesque memorabilia, and lingerie.  Von Teese gave an interview about [...]

The Late Movies: Ray Bradbury, Interviewed

Today we learned that we had lost Ray Bradbury. Tonight, let’s listen to the author speak about his life and career. If you watch nothing else in this list, scroll down and pick one of the short clips from 1968 — they’re all terrific. On Books, Literacy, and Fahrenheit 451 Bradbury interviewed in a short [...]

How do we expand the search for alien life ?

In a recent interview cosmologist Charley Lineweaver outlined his views on our efforts to find ET. Lineweaver argues that searching for life like that…

A Student’s Dilemma

This is the kind of hard choice we’d all like to have. Overachieving Yale quarterback Patrick Witt can’t be in two places at once, but either place could have a great deal to do with the rest of his life. Witt, a 22-year-old senior from Wylie, Texas, has a scheduling conflict next Saturday. At about the [...]

The Decline of Western Civilization Part II, The Metal Years

Today on Network Awesome (warning: video auto-plays!), Heavy Metal Week continues with the classic documentary The Decline of Western Civilization Part II, The Metal Years. Directed by Penelope Spheeris (who later directed Wayne’s World), the film has been bootlegged for decades, and to my knowledge was never released on DVD. Today you [...]

Bless This Hizzy Cross Stitch

CraftZine has a great interview with the guys who run the Steotch website, a haven for humorous cross stitch, and while the interview is worth a read, it’s this “Bless This Hizzy Fo Shizzle” cross stitch that really caught my attention. It’s the first cross stitch I’ve ever seen that makes me think of Snoop [...]

Isaac Asimov Interviewed by Bill Moyers

In 1988, Bill Moyers interviewed Isaac Asimov, when Asimov’s Prelude to Foundation was released. The three-part interview is fascinating, partly because of when it was recorded; Asimov’s insights are partly timeless (for example, his thoughts about death) and partly extremely timely (his predictions about the near future, like global networks). Discussed: education, the future, science, [...]

All Your Base Are Belong To Us – Giveaway!

Who wants to win a copy of Harold Goldberg’s awesome book, All Your Base Are Belong To Us – How 50 Years of Videogames Conquered Pop Culture ?!! It’s an amazing look at some of the greatest games of all-time and how they have affected us. I’ve started reading it this past weekend and can’t put [...]

Category: Exclusive Interviews

DRB Exclusive Interviews with Writers, Artists, Adventurers This is a treasure trove of wisdom, the sparkling diamond of richly-condensed life experiences from the Top Luminaries of Our Enlightened Era; the Gist of Knowledge from the creative types that we were fortunate to know, the travelers and adventures who crossed our path and who had something to [...]

The Late Movies: First Person

Errol Morris, Oscar-winning director of The Fog of War, The Thin Blue Line, and Fast, Cheap and Out of Control is one of our best documentary filmmakers. A few years ago he had a television program called First Person. Each episode consisted mainly of a length interview with one fascinating person, conducted via something Morris [...]