21 Jul 2014

FDL Movie Night: Propaganda

Tonight’s film, Propaganda, is one of the most meta-mind fucks of a film ever made, right up there with F for Fake, even more so because it unfolds a global epic of propaganda. Originally purporting to be made in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Propaganda was “leaked” online after being “smuggled out of DPRK,” causing an uproar. Is this really how the North Koreans see the West? Can this film–which has moments of hilarity, especially with the use of vintage 1950s and 60s footage–even be real?

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15 Jul 2014

Late Night: Baseball Fan Gets Nuts Busted Snoozing, Sues for $10 Million

Harps help Morpheus embrace us in his wings….zzzzz. But for Andrew Robert Rector, sleep came before the 7th inning stretch of the April 13th Yankee-Red Sox game. And now he’s suing. Not because the game was boring, but for defamation. In his $10million suit, Rector alleges that Yankees, ESPN and

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14 Jul 2014

FDL Movie Night: Dance for Me

Ballroom dancing has gone from obscure to phenomenon. People love Dancing with the Stars, and internationally ballroom dancing has exploded as both spectator and participation sports. Denmark produces many international dance stars, and Dance For Me follows Danish teen Mie and her Russian partner Egor as they try to win the European Championships, a stepping stone to the International Championships.

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08 Jul 2014

Late Night: My Ding-a-Ling

Chuck Berry just wants some of that rock’n’roll music while he plays with his ding-a-ling–and really who can blame him? In 1980 at height of punk rock Jet Lag magazine, a punk zine asked Berry for his opinions of some of the biggest punk bands around and the results are

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07 Jul 2014

FDL Movie Night: The American Brew

Beer! This miraculous beverage is actually more American than apple pie, and its history is linked inextricably with our country’s. Tonight’s guest, director Roger Sherman, a founder of Florentine Films with Ken Burns, brings us The American Brew a fine crafted, bubbly film with depth and flavor that explores our nation’s relationship with beer.

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06 Jul 2014

FDL Movie Night Preview: “American Brew”

Monday night’s film The American Brew marks the return of director Roger Sherman to FDL Movie Night. He’s a founder of Florentine Films with Ken Burns, and his  documentaries have won an Emmy Award, a Peabody Award and two Academy Award nominations.

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05 Jul 2014

FDL Movie Night Preview: “American Brew”

Monday night’s film The American Brew marks the return of director Roger Sherman to FDL Movie Night. He’s a founder of Florentine Films with Ken Burns, and his  documentaries have won an Emmy Award, a Peabody Award and two Academy Award nominations. We’ve had him on before as a guest

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01 Jul 2014

Late Night: Being the Cool Jerk

A new study from Columbia Business School shows that, in general–at least during negotiations–most people don’t have a clue how they come across. (The study didn’t go into gender splits, that could have be extra interesting.) The setup was pretty simple. Participants were paired up and asked to negotiate a

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30 Jun 2014

FDL Movie Night: Getting Back to Abnormal

Tonight’s documentary, Getting Back to Abnormal, dives into to the messy issues of race and politics in post-Katrina New Orleans. Our guests tonight–Producers/Directors Peter Odabashian, Paul Stekler and Andrew Kolker–tackle the subject by focusing on the pivotal 2010 city council race for District B. Incumbent Stacy Head, the first white Councilperson from District B in 31 years, was elected in 2006 and has faced charges of racism. Her opponent, Corey Watson is an African-American preacher and the son of a powerful pastor who has no problem telling his congregants that there is no separation between church and state because God owns them both.

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17 Jun 2014

Late Night: Glow Little Glow Worm

I love stuff that glows in the dark! How about glow-in-the-dark Jell-O? Yes, you can use it with Jell-O shots, but you need a black light. I recently got glow-in the-dark paint for the garden and felt like the Red Queen having her knights paint the roses red. Years ago, when

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