Updated | Strolling down a street in the city of Da Nang, Vietnam last month, I came upon a sidewalk shop selling shiny wood caskets. When I stopped to take some pictures, the elderly owner came out, smiling, and asked where I was from. "America," I told him, and he broke into a wide grin. Was I here during the war? he asked. I was, I said, in the Army. Then he raised his arms like he was firing a rifle. "I fought for Ho Chi Minh!" he exclaimed. I chuckled, struggling for an appropriate response. "Well," I finally said, "I fought to stay alive." Nearly 50 years after the war's end, Americans, including Vietnam veterans, are still struggling to explain how we got involved in that disastrous, and ultimately futile, war. And that goes for Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, directors of The Vietnam War, a much-heralded 10-part, 18-hour epic series that debutted Sunday night on PBS. Related: Ken Burns' New Documentary Exposes the Emotion Behind the Vietnam War Burns says he began thinking about … [Read more...] about Vietnam War: New Ken Burns Documentary Dismisses the Origins of the Futile, Disastrous Conflict
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In 2017, director Chris Smith was wrapping up Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond, his documentary on Jim Carrey’s transformation into Andy Kaufman for Man on the Moon, when he added a simple line to “a bunch of half-baked ideas” he had written down: Fyre Festival. Organizers of the inaugural luxurious music festival, set to take place over two weekends in the Bahamas in 2017, promised attendees exquisite villas, hangs with supermodels and a lineup featuring Blink-182, Major Lazer, G.O.O.D. Music and Disclosure, among many high-profile acts. There was only one problem: It was all a fraud and a byproduct of too much marketing and too little actual planning. When guests, some of whom paid tens of thousands of dollars for the “once-in-a-lifetime” experience, arrived, the “villas” were mostly FEMA disaster tents; the supermodels were either sequestered or not there at all; and the artists either hadn’t been booked or had backed out of the … [Read more...] about Fyre Festival Doc Director Talks Fest’s Epic Failure, Employee PTSD
THE leader of sex cult Nxivm may have poisoned four of his female followers - killing two of them, according to evidence uncovered in a new investigation. A hair sample from one of the surviving women - taken from the time she lived with cult leader Keith Raniere - tested for high levels of toxins Barium and Bismuth, both of which can cause serious health problems and even death, lab results from a scientific hair analysis, shared with Sun Online, reveal. And in an exclusive interview, the sister of Barbara Jeske - one of the women who died while living with Raniere - revealed how she believed her sibling had been poisoned with a bizarre medicine called "Do-do balls" which he made her take every day. The claims are also being made in an explosive TV special on Investigation Discovery called “The Lost Women of Nxivm,” which investigates the deaths of four of his female followers - two who died from cancer and two who allegedly committed suicide. Cindy Liberatore, who is … [Read more...] about Leader of sex cult Nxivm may have poisoned four female followers, killing two, bombshell investigation claims
Apparently if you're attacked by a shark, it helps to have read the news.Fortunately for surfer Charlie Fry, when a 2m (6.5ft) long shark launched at him on a beach near Sydney, he remembered a famous survival story.The source - Australian pro surfer Mick Fanning, who punched a shark in the back live on TV during a competition in South Africa.Both men were lucky enough to escape with their lives. But is punching the predator really the best way out of that situation? We got some expert advice on how to survive a shark attack... Worst-case scenario: If the shark decides you're preyRyan Johnson is a shark researcher and documentary maker who studies great whites. He told the BBC it depends if the animal is checking you out, or has gone in for the kill. "From my experience free-diving with white sharks - if you're in that situation where you are getting attacked, you have to do everything in your power," he said. "Punching him in the face, going for his eyes, try to keep your hands out of … [Read more...] about Surviving a shark attack: Do you really have to punch it?