Fighting Words: Norman Mailer explains the hipster

From the CBC Digital Archives. (h/t Waqas Mirza)

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In a departure from the usual Fighting Words format, American author Norman Mailer sits down for an in-depth discussion of “hip.” Mailer, a self-proclaimed philosopher of hip, teaches host Nathan Cohen about the differences between hips and squares, and discovers the true meaning of hip as the two men chain-smoke their way through this wonderful 1960 interview. Be there or be square.

Meltdown: The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse

We recently posted the first part of a superb four-part documentary on the forces behind the financial meltdown. A production of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), the series is currently being aired in installments on Al Jazeera but can be viewed on the CBC website in its entirety by clicking here.

The four installments appear in reverse order on the site; start with the video listed fourth from the top (Meltdown: The Men Who Crashed the World), followed by Parts II (A Global Tsunami), III (Paying the Price), and IV (After the Fall).

UPDATE: The CBC website has been rearranged. Click on the following links to watch the film on YouTube:

Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV.