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se vuhn teez

  • n  the decade from 1970 to 1979
  • n  the time of life between 70 and 80
  • n  the cardinal number that is the product of ten and seven

  • By the end of the seventies more than 42 million Americans had tried marijuana, which, along with cocaine, had become a billion-dollar product for farmers, smugglers and dealers .
  • Though he's now in his seventies, he toured Canada earlier this year, giving a string of speeches about the need for an international agreement on CO2 emissions.
  • Willie Mays stumbling in his forties with the Mets, Muhammad Ali falling to Leon Spinks and doing roach motel commercials in the late-seventies, Joe Namath tossing interceptions .
News & Articles

  • Books: Meg Wolitzer’s “The Interestings” review.
    This sprawling novel spans more than thirty years in the lives of a group of friends who meet at a summer camp in the mid-seventies. The teen-agers call themselves the Interestings; among them is the awkward Julie Jacobson, who becomes the much cooler Jules, renowned around camp for . . . (Subscription required.)
    June 17, 2013 - The New Yorker
  • Jerome Groopman: Alzheimer’s researchers seek a new approach.
    Reisa Sperling remembers her grandfather as the robust, genial patriarch of her family. When she was young, he took her ballroom dancing and deep-sea fishing. But as he entered his seventies he became irritable and short-tempered, worried about money, and suspicious of Sperling’s father and aunt . . . (Subscription required.)
    June 17, 2013 - The New Yorker
  • Christina Hendricks Heading to the Seventies in Measure of a Man
    Christina Hendricks is nearing a deal to star in Measure of a Man, a seventies drama by A Single Man screenwriter David Scearce. Based on the young-adult novel One Fat Summer by Robert Lipsyte, Measure will focus on "a bullied teen negotiating the challenging path to manhood under the guidance of a reclusive Wall ... More »
    June 14, 2013 - Vulture
Quotes

  • Sir Alex Ferguson in Telegraph.co.uk
    Ferguson said: "In the late Seventies, I went to America with Aberdeen and there were guys like [Teofilo] Cubillas and Peter Shilton there. Before that there was Pele, Cruyff, Beckenbauer. But I don't know what kind of impact David can make because...
  • Angus Young in Telegraph.co.uk
    We don't make singles, we make albums,says guitarist Angus Young. "Way back in the Seventies, we drew these figures on the back of an envelope for our record company. We showed them how much they earned from us if we sold one million...
  • Barry Manilow in Houston Chronicle
    These songs that I'm doing on the Seventies album, they were competition (then),says Manilow. "It was kind of an interesting experience for me, because a lot of these songs, we were battling it out up at the top of the charts. Now I...

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