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Peter Fonda knows the precise moment he dreamt up the idea for Easy Rider, the groundbreaking biker drama that helped rev up an American filmmaking movement when it was released in theaters 50 years ago on July 14, 1969.

The actor, now 79, was attending a film exhibition convention in Canada on Sept. 26, 1967 to promote his new LSD-fueled Roger Corman-Jack Nicholson film The Trip. Jack Valenti, the head of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) who was quickly developing a reputation as “morals watchdog” as   …  More

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Bryan Sellers is an electric race-car driver. That is, he races electric cars. Which isn’t to say he isn’t exciting—i.e. electric—on the track, but rather that he’s currently competing in a Jaguar I-Pace EV, which its maker has organized a whole support series around called the I-Pace eTrophy, with races run before Formula E main events. He was in New York City recently to talk up the series, which comes to Brooklyn this weekend. New York bureau chief Jamie Kitman caught up with him and was there to record what he had to say. The text has been edited for length and clarity.

“I started similarly to most drivers, in carting when I was young, and I worked my way through there and then through the support series to IndyCar, Champ Car at the time. I did some  …  More

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A time bomb is ticking for a huge swath of the boating public — the generation that ranges 35 and younger — that will be required, starting Jan. 1, to have a California Boaters Card before operating a boat.

Over the weekend at Shasta Lake, California’s No. 1 recreation lake, sheriffs on boat patrols were handing out a safety booklet with the test in the back, provided free from the Division of Boating and Waterways.

“Families are   …  More

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