Posts tagged "70s"

The Source Family Is Probably Not Much Like Your Family

The psychedelic '60s and '70s seemed like a sweet time to be a cult leader. Case in point: Father Yod, the legendary leader of the Source Family, a Los Angeles cult, a guy who gave himself multiple wives and was chauffered around in a Rolls-Royce. The Father preached peace, love and psychedelics, and spread the…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 6, 2013

Meet Some Very Dedicated Followers Of Platform Shoe Fashion

In this vintage video from the 1970s, a bunch of average Brits were asked for their take on the burgeoning platform shoe trend that was sweeping the streets of London. Unwearable? Impossibly chic? Oh, they'll definitely tell you what they think. What I wouldn't do for some of these vintage pairs. [Pathe]…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 24, 2012

Let’s Make a Hook Rug! ’70s Crafts Are Making A Comeback

I feel really old when I admit this, but when I was a little girl my mom and I used to sit around on the weekends, listen to Moody Blues records, and make hook rugs together. Awww…the death rattle of the '70s. We are not crafty people—I don’t think either of us has made anything…

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 19, 2009

It’s Never Too Late To Spawn

It’s a rare man with super sperm that can impregnate a woman when the two of them are in their seventies. The late conservative Senator Strom Thurmond, fathered a child at 74, comedian Charlie Chaplin helped his wife conceive at 73, and abstract artist Picasso made a baby at 68. And all this was before…

By: Simcha / July 7, 2008

Bonk: The Book

Polyester isn’t just a fashion faux pas, it also makes you un-effable, as researcher Mary Roach writes in her new history book Bonk: The Curious Couple of Science and Sex. She has compiled interesting studies from the 19th century up until today, including one from Egypt, which found lab rats in polyester pants had le…

By: Simcha / April 10, 2008