playbackthetape: VHS Archaeology for Beginners
We interrupt this broadcast with a VHS treasure trove. Every tape is a bona fide time capsule awaiting [re]discovery. Introducing playbackthetape — a screening series for archaeologists of the home entertainment system variety.
Tonight we shall watch, reminisce about, and discuss existing excerpts from our vaults. The lighthearted, free-form class will survey tapes bursting with vintage commercials, throwback newsbreaks, local weather warnings, and other clues to past time, place, and culture. Come see stories, then share yours.
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