Daily Archives: August 3, 2017

Lovin’ Spoonful – The Best of the Lovin’ Spoonful (1967)

“This first Lovin’ Spoonful hits collection, released in March 1967, gathers The Spoonful‘s five successful singles from July 1965 to June 1966 — ‘Do You Believe in Magic,’ ‘You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice,’ ‘Daydream,’ ‘Did You Ever Have … Continue reading

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8½ – Federico Fellini (1963)

“8½ (Italian title: Otto e mezzo [ˈɔtto e mˈmɛddzo]) is a 1963 semi-autobiographical comedy-drama film directed by Federico Fellini. Co-scripted by Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, and Brunello Rondi, it stars Marcello Mastroianni as Guido Anselmi, a famous Italian film … Continue reading

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The “Hashbury” Is the Capital of the Hippies – Hunter S. Thompson (1967)

A hippie lounges in front of the Drogstore Cafe, a local hangout notorious for the proliferation of hardcore narcotics, in the Haight-Ashbury district. “In 1965 Berkeley was the axis of what was just beginning to be called the ‘New Left.’ … Continue reading

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End of and Empire – Walter Cronkite (1962)

“This 1962 episode of the TV show ‘The 20th Century’ presents the story of the French involvement in Indochina and the devastating collapse at Dien Bien Phu. The program starts with a short history of the region, beginning with the … Continue reading

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