Charles Bukowski, Uncensored

Grit, grime, booze and a relentless wit. Charles Bukowski’s style is without a doubt inimitable. Not known for self-censoring, here’s a 1993 conversation with the late poet on his writing and success. His thoughts? “I was blessed with a crappy life, that’s all.”

20 Must See Documentaries Streaming On Netflix

It turns out that if you spend days on end watching documentaries for an article, you begin to believe the world is going to end. Now. Or next week at the latest.

But seriously, here are twenty hand-picked documentaries you can–and should–stream on Netflix:

Best Netflix Documentaries: Paper Clips (2004)

A tearjerker that follows one Tennessee school’s project to gather six million paper clips in order to understand the massive number of people murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust.

Jesus Camp (2006)

The filmmakers attempted an unbiased look at a summer camp that trains children in the ways of evangelical Christianity. But the film caused such controversy that this camp was closed. Still, this type of indoctrination continues throughout the country — the above is a deleted scene.

Cropsey (2009)

Like a real-life Blair Witch Project, filmmakers go on a search for Cropsey, a childhood legend that had some actual victims: children who were abducted in the 1970s and 80s from Staten Island.

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Why Don’t We All Have Cancer?

Given the incredible amount of work our body does every day and its constitutive cellular processes, it’s absolutely amazing that we don’t get cancer starting when we’re born. Find out why that is by watching this video.

How Do You Know You Exist?

Not to get too introspective, but have you ever wondered–under the influence or not–how you know for sure who you are? The good news is that if you have, you’re not alone. Educator James Zucker assesses these age-old questions and the various proposals of the West’s greatest philosophers.