Culture & lifestyle

The ’48 Dodge: The smoothest car afloat

Be ready for compliments galore when your friends step into your new 1948 Dodge. Watch them admire the wide full-view windows - the smart instrument panel - luxury interior upholstery.

What were the top movies of 1970?

What were the top movies of 1970? Here's a list of the top ten films released in 1970, ranked by their box office gross earnings in North America. Below this list, you will also find the Academy Award nominees and the year's Oscar winners.

The home of the future: Space-age inventions (1958-1961)

Imagine getting paid to envision the future -- in ways that were inventive, optimistic, fanciful, logical, silly or surreal, depending on the week? Throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s, that is exactly what commercial artist and futurist Arthur Radebaugh got to do.

Green Day’s 1995 benefit concert

A May 27, 1995 benefit concert in Oakland for four Bay Area homeless aid organizations marked the band's first home base concert since selling 7 million copies of Dookie.

The new Dodge Caravan minivan (1996)

The New Dodge Caravan: We thought of everything. 34 more cubic feet of nooks, niches, cubbyholes, crannies, conveniences, comforts, cupholders and cargo room.

Retro recipes revisited: Football meatloaf

There are so many recipes for appetizers to serve at game day football parties -- but what about the main course? You can score with this old-fashioned football meatloaf, inspired by two vintage recipes!

The ‘Buttoned-Up’ Mary Tyler Moore (1974)

On the "Mary Tyler Moore Show," she plays a single woman competing with some happily chauvinist men in the newsroom of a minor-league TV station, and has spoken cogently and effectively for the women's movement.

Bogart & Bergman are superb in Casablanca (1943)

The superb acting and detail directing took us to the refugee city of Casablanca, and there we stayed, right by the warm sides of Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Paul Henreid and Claude Rains. And we’re still there.

The new Chevy Nova Hatchbacks (1973)

Now you can get a 1973 Nova with a big back door and a rear seat that folds down to become a six-foot load floor. So you can use it sort of like a wagon.

The Encyclopedia of American Last Names

How did your last name come to be -- and who brought it to America? Find out in this book, featuring 400 pages of information about more than a thousand last names of the original colonists and other early settlers!

Jim Nabors’ Gomer Pyle sings (1964)

On The Andy Griffith Show in 1964, Nabors let loose with his deep natural voice, and stunned America. Here's Gomer Pyle astonishing the citizens of Mayberry with his voice.

Play time! Popular toys from 1948

Four pages of favorite toys for children This four-page photograph shows 126 Christmas toys, a good cross section of the $300 million worth which US kids -- like the two in the picture -- will find under their... Read more...

Revisit “A Christmas Story” (1983)

Based on Jean Shepherd's collection of short stories "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash," A Christmas Story has worked its way into American pop culture history over the past 30 years. From licking th... Read more...

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