The Nazis Kept a List of Powerful American Friends in Los Angeles, Including the Co-Founder of UCLA

In 1945, the FBI raided a warehouse in Los Angeles that was used for storage by the German Consulate. Among the files, they found a collection of 3x5-inch cards kept by the Nazi regime containing contact information for important people in LA. The cards included the names, addresses, and phone numbers of people in the…

Back to the Future II Screenwriter Bummed Out the Movie's 'Cubs Win' Joke No Longer Works

So you might possibly have heard that earlier this week the Chicago Cubs broke a 108-year record to win the World Series against the Cleveland Indians—a victory kiiiiind of predicted by Back to the Future II’s alternate 2015. THR caught up with screenwriter Bob Gale to discuss the gag’s sudden relevance again.

Nobody Knows If These Nazi Home Movies Were Lost, Stolen or Destroyed at the National Archives

Eva Braun’s home movies of Adolf Hitler and other high-ranking Nazi officials are a terrifying time capsule of just how ordinary the most evil men in history can appear. The films show Hitler playing with children, Goebbels goofing around, and SS soldiers playfully chasing dogs. But the original 16mm films, which were…

This Former Nuclear Bunker Is Now Used to Preserve All of America's Film Reels

There’s a fascinating backstory about the building that is now the National Audiovisual Conservation Center, which is where the Library of Congress stores all 6.3 million pieces of the library’s movie, television, and sound collection. It used to be a nuclear bunker that stored $4 billion during the Cold War. Now,…

CIA Refuses to Release Reports on Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser

Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, I’ve received CIA biographic reports on both the former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and the man who controversially ousted him in 1975, John Kerr. But there’s one guy involved in “The Dismissal” that the CIA won’t release files on: former Prime Minister Malcolm…

This Diary Entry From Dwight Eisenhower Is Hilariously Depressing When You Remember That Donald Trump Is Running For President

I’ve been reading President Dwight Eisenhower’s diaries this election season, and I recently started laughing out loud at the entry from May 1, 1953. It wasn’t so much what Ike wrote, but how it contrasted so dramatically with our current election cycle and the noxious way that Donald Trump has run his campaign.