Monthly Archives: August 2017

Last Days in Vietnam (2014)

“Last Days in Vietnam is a 2014 American documentary film written, produced and directed by Rory Kennedy. The film had its world premiere at 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 17, 2014. During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam … Continue reading

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The Dialectic of Sex – Shulamith Firestone (1970)

“The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution is a 1970 book by Shulamith Firestone. It has been called the clearest and boldest presentation of radical feminism, but has also been criticized on numerous grounds. Firestone’s theories have been … Continue reading

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Judson Dance Theater

Performance of Yvonne Rainer’s The Mind is a Muscle: Trio A, Judson Memorial Church, Greenwich Village, New York, 1966 “Judson Dance Theater was a collective of dancers, composers, and visual artists who performed at the Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich … Continue reading

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Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters

“The Merry Pranksters were cohorts and followers of American author Ken Kesey in 1964. Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters lived communally at Kesey’s homes in California and Oregon, and are noted for the sociological significance of a lengthy road … Continue reading

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Double Shot (of My Baby’s Love) – Swingin’ Medallions (1966)

“This month, I’ll look at a song about which the late Southern writer Lewis Grizzard wrote in 1993, ‘Even today, when I hear the Swingin’ Medallions sing ‘Double Shot of My Baby’s Love,’ it makes me want to stand outside … Continue reading

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North Vietnam Had an Antiwar Movement, Too

The North Vietnamese Communist Party leader Le Duan strengthened the “counter counterrevolutionary” campaign to quell dissent against the war. “When we think back to the signal events of the antiwar movement in 1967, we recall the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther … Continue reading

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Cicero March (1966)

State troopers are bowled over by people who had been heckling civil rights marchers in Cicero “Cicero March is a 1966 short documentary film made by the Chicago-based production company, The Film Group. The film details a civil rights march … Continue reading

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The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2016)

“In the turbulent 1960s, change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored — cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture was emerging and … Continue reading

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Ecotopia – Ernest Callenbach (1975)

“Ecotopia: The Notebooks and Reports of William Weston is a seminal utopian novel by Ernest Callenbach, published in 1975. The society described in the book is one of the first ecological utopias and was influential on the counterculture and the … Continue reading

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Fallout Shelters NYC

“Decades after the end of the Cold War, ominous black-and-yellow fallout shelter signs still mark buildings across New York City’s five boroughs. The actual number of designated fallout shelters in the city is difficult to discern. What is known is … Continue reading

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