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Disco suits, platform shoes and literary fraud: the story behind “Saturday Night Fever.”

The greatest cultural artifact of the disco era is based on a famous hoax.

By |2013-12-11T20:30:53-07:00December 11th, 2013|History, Movies, Music, Spotlight|0 Comments

The Sound of World War II: “Lili Marlene,” sung by Marlene Dietrich. [video]

A torchy German ballad written in WWI wound up being the soundtrack to WWII. How did that happen?

By |2013-06-10T10:12:42-07:00June 10th, 2013|History Is Cool, Music, The Armored Satchel|0 Comments