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Why Vinyl’s Boom Is Over - WSJ

Folk music duo Gillian Welch and David Rawlings were frustrated by the quality of vinyl LPs being produced today. So they decided to cut their records themselves.<p>“What people do nowadays is take a digital file and just run vinyl off that,” says Mr. Rawlings, a lanky musician who plays a 1935 …

21st Century

Man Makes Incredible Discovery Inside Building He Inherited From His Great-Grandmother

This vast treasure trove was just loaded with incredible finds. From leather loafers to stiletto heels, the space was packed to the gills with …

The Arts

Anyone With An L.A. Public Library Card Can Stream The Criterion Collection

fullscreen<p><i>(See above for some of our picks from the available collection.)</i><p>A Los Angeles Public Library card comes with plenty of perks, but did you …

Libraries

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Hear an Hour of the Jazzy Background Music from the Original 1967 Spider-Man Cartoon

Ray Ellis had a six-decade career as a producer, arranger, and jazz composer. And while he’s best known for arranging music for Billie Holiday’s <i>Lady</i> …

Music

Tom Hanks shares vintage love in exclusive 'California Typewriter' trailer

In a world of iPads, emojis and virtual reality, there is still a sizable contingent of people in love with the clattering of old typewriters.<p>Those crazy for antique movable-type machines, including famous fans like Tom Hanks and John Mayer, share their vintage love in the upcoming documentary</i> …

Tom Hanks

Tretchikoff's "Chinese Lady" Monika Pon-Su-San has passed

Monika Pon-Su-San passed away on the 14th June from natural causes in Johannesburg.<br>She was 86.<p>In 1952 she met the Russian artist, Vladimir …

Art

Bullet Bras Were All The Rage In The 1940s And 1950s, And These 10+ Pics Will Poke Your Eyes

You don’t see many of them these days but they were very popular during the 1940s and 1950s. They were made famous by the sweater girls (various …

Fashion

After 10 years of de-rusting, Miss Belvedere finds new hom

<i>Photos courtesy Dwight Foster.</i><p>The Smithsonian Museum wouldn’t take it: “It’d be like bringing the bubonic plague in there.” Other museums agreed to …

History

Marilyn Monroe in Korea

The blonde bombshell visits a war zone<p>In January 1954, Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio married in San Francisco and jetted off to Japan for their honeymoon.<p>While DiMaggio attended to his baseball clinics, Monroe took a solo detour to the Korean peninsula, which had been recently divided by the …

How did we end up with health insurance being tied to our jobs?

It’s getting little attention right now as the GOP-led Congress struggles to pass a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, but our employer-sponsored health insurance system is the elephant in the room.<p>In Washington, the debate largely centers on the level of assistance the federal government should …

Health Care

Revealed after 60 years... the real Green Lady whose face is on a million living room walls

By<p>The flowing black locks are instantly recognisable, as are the flared nostrils and ruby lips.<p>But thankfully, her skin has lost its emerald …

1967: End Of An Era

<b>James Kraus</b><p>Opened in Montreal Canada on 27 April, <i>Expo 67</i> proved to be the most popular World’s Fair of the 20th Century<p>1967 proved to be the pivot …

Classic Cars

Dumb Things People Say To Owners Of Classic Cars

I have been driving classic cars since I was 19 years old. My first car was a 1960 FB Holden, I then bought a 1957 Chrysler Royal, a 1965 Valiant and …

Classic Cars

The 21 Unwritten Rules of Flying You're Probably Breaking

You want to really know a person? Pay attention to how they treat wait staff, how they talk to their parents, and how they act when they fly. Nowhere …

7 reasons why Time Capsule houses fascinate us

In my 10 years of blogging here on Retro Renovation, the stories 100% guaranteed to grab folks’ eyeballs are: Time Capsule Houses. I now have <b>more</b> …

Time Capsules

Midcentury modern home with “scotch and music” room and indoor fountain asks $199K

John Randal McDonald designed the home in 1953<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Racine, Wisconsin<p><b>Price:</b> $199,900<p>“This is a natural house for …

Houses

A Guide to Ice for the Home Bartender

Cocktail ice does more than simply chill a drink; it adds dilution and provides aesthetic flair. Exactly what are the different types of cocktail …

Beverages

Jayne Mansfield: The platinum blonde bombshell who never quite become a Hollywood star

GETTYMansfield's figure made Marilyn Monroe look like Audrey Hepburn<p>Jayne Mansfield was not a girl who did things by halves. Her figure made Marilyn …

Dean Martin’s Former Property Now Features a Modern Home Worthy of the Rat Pack

The Beverly Hills estate is equipped with a slew of over-the-top amenities.<p>Entertainer Dean Martin rose to fame in the 1950s and ‘60s with hits such …

How Newcastle's Regal Cinema was born again

One of Newcastle's most fought-for community assets, the Regal Cinema, is now often packed with patrons keen to watch films on the big screen in a …

New South Wales

The Most Annoying Habits Of Record Shoppers

Life in record stores can be frustrating. From happy couples who have never patronized your shop taking engagement photos in the aisles, to bargain …

Nazi relics have been uncovered in South America

Treasure trove of Nazi artefacts seized in Argentina0:29<p>Argentinian police have seized approximately 75 Nazi artefacts from a home north of Buenos …