This Week in Boomer History: Earth Day … New Coke … ‘Heartbreak Hotel’

Posted on 04/20/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayNotable events from our shared experience Polaroid Corp. introduces its SX-70 folding camera on April 25, 1972. It’s the first automatic, motorized, single-lens reflex camera that makes self-developing instant color prints. The 1964 New York World’s Fair opens April 22 with the theme “Peace Through Understanding” and provides an early Space Age look into the future. On April 24, 1980, President Jimmy Carter launches Operation Eagle Claw to free Americans held captive at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Eight servicemen die in the failed …

Paul Williams “Alive” and Kicking at the Movies for Grownups Film Festival

Posted on 09/23/2012 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentThere are two types of famous people: There are the Snookies and the Kardashians, whose fame is, perversely, the result of being famous. Then there are the Billy Crystals and the Paul Williamses, whose fame comes layered with affection, because of the ways they’ve touched our lives. Billy I wrote about last night; today Paul came to New Orleans for a screening of his new film, Paul Williams Still Alive, the final event in this year’s Movies for Grownups Film …

A Healthy Heart

Posted on 02/17/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthHave you seen this commercial from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s the “Heart Truth” campaign featuring a can of Diet Coke? I’ve seen it a few times, and did question whether Coca-Cola really was the right sponsor for a heart healthy campaign… So, I was not surprised to see this blog post from the New York Times Well blog covering the story and the controversy in its entirety. According to the NYTimes blog, the Center for Science in …