Happy Valentine’s Day! While we work on Season 2, we’d like to share two of our favorite love stories with you.
Category: Season 1
#13: The Ideal Hostage
In 1973, a bank robbery captivated Sweden and led to the conception of “Stockholm Syndrome.” In “The Ideal Hostage,” Kristin Enmark, the woman first diagnosed with “Stockholm Syndrome,” goes back to that bank to cast off the stigma of a syndrome that never made sense to her.
#12: A Little Bit of Grace
At 13, author Leigh Stein had a brief Internet friendship that she would never forget.
In the early 1950’s, renowned dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham produced a series of solo dances, one of which was called “Changeling.” Merce never taught it to any one else, and when the performances stopped less than ten years later, the dance disappeared. With the discovery of a video of the dance in 2014 by director Alla Kovgan, we explore, through the legacy of Merce Cunningham, how dance is particularly susceptible to decay, how it is remembered, and how to bring back work that wasn’t necessarily meant to be recreated.
#10: Not By Accident
To celebrate LGBT History Month, Terence interviewed Eric Marcus, author of “Making Gay History,” on why he’s revisiting old tapes from the late 1980’s and listening to voices from the past today.
#09: The Right to Oblivion – Part 3
Despite Eric’s desire to forget, his past relationship with Chris threatens to return…
#08: The Right to Oblivion – Part 2
If forgetting helps us forgive, how will the internet’s relentless memory impact our ability to accept other people’s past crimes and mistakes? In Right to Oblivion: Part 2, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger reveals what’s at stake when we undo forgetting, and Frank Ahearn shows us how the internet can forget our past if we’re willing to use deception.
#07: The Right to Oblivion – Part 1
There is a freedom that comes with faking a death. The idea of shedding one’s skin and starting over is a tempting thought. But is it actually possible in the digital age, where one’s information is out there?
Evan attempts to find the answer to this question by leaving his old life behind and adopting a new identity and presence online for a story with WIRED. Readers were notified of this and were challenged to find him. This experiment, full of suspenseful close calls, paranoia, discomfort makes for a curiously witty tale of discovery.
#06: The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years married the bewilderment of a child with the nostalgia of an adult; and for a generation, the TV show created by Carol Black and Neal Marlens is a time machine back to the sixties, youth and innocence. In today’s episode, we return to “The Wonder Years” with Carol Black and writer Titi Nguyen to reflect on childhood with the help of Kevin Arnold.
From the theme song to the super-eight home movies in the opening credits, The Wonder Years, is steeped in nostalgia. Through a wistful narrator, it takes the audience back inside the mind and heart of a pre-adolescent boy as he tries to make sense of how the sixties impact his family. We all live at the intersection of our personal lives and the historical events around us. We grow up focused on the personal until one day we realize how history shapes us. For Titi Nguyen, her birthplace, Vietnam, loomed in the background of her childhood, but since her parents never spoke of the place or the war they’d fled, Titi turned to the TV, specifically The Wonder Years, to make sense of her story.