The new film “Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project” tells the story of a Philadelphia librarian and activist who spent decades recording every TV program she possibly could. She left 70,000 videocassettes in all, which is now being digitized to help us fill in some fascinating gaps in mass media history. Plus: the story of a man whose windshield was smashed by a flying turtle. And no, it wasn’t a real-life game of Mario Kart.

Tribeca Film Review: ‘Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project’ (Variety)

‘It just flung into my windshield’: Turtle smashes into car in South Carolina (WAVY)

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