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Beefheart on Letterman
This is pretty amazing to me as a historical document that shows that popular culture was not always so superficial. Here's this weird guy, amazing artist, Don Van Vliet, and he's on this nationwide television show with Letterman, and they are actually talking. For 17 minutes. It's not jokey, it's not promotional, it is real conversation. It is kind of nice. It makes you think: what the hell happened to us? When did we become such idiots?
eGuider: Samuel Loewenberg
Samuel Loewenberg is a Washington, D.C.-based journalist, who writes on foreign affairs, politics, culture, business, health, and poverty for publications including The New York Times, The Economist, The Guardian, Time, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Lancet, The Nation, Slate, Salon, and Playboy. In 2004, while based in Madrid, Samuel reported for Time and People on the March 11th railway bombing and its aftermath. Later that year, he worked on an investigative report about lobbyists at the Republican National Convention for the PBS television program Now with Bill Moyers. Before arriving in Europe, Samuel spent three years in Washington, D.C. covering K-Street for Legal Times. His photographs from around the world have been published in The Washington Post, Newsweek, and The Times of London.