David Rabb

David Rapp has written about history for American Heritage, Technology Review, and Out. He has a degree in film from New York University.

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"In this job I am not worried about my enemies," President Warren G. Harding once famously quipped. "It is my friends that keep me awake at nights." He wasn't joking. Even though it lasted only from 1921 to 1923, Harding's administration became the most scandal-ridden to date, thanks to several of… Read more >>
In the late 1970s most movie theater owners simply weren’t interested in a movie set in space. The last truly successful science-fiction film had been 1968’s 2001: A Space Odyssey; more recent fare, such as the ecological fable Silent Running (1972), had bombed. So on May 25, 1977 Star Wars opened… Read more >>