Monthly Archives: September 2017

A Salty Dog – Procol Harum (1969)

“This album, the group’s third, was where they showed just how far their talents extended across the musical landscape, from blues to R&B to classical-rock. In contrast to their hastily recorded debut, or its successor, done to stretch their performance … Continue reading

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Berkeley Tribe (1969 – 1972)

“The Berkeley Tribe was a radical counterculture underground newspaper published in Berkeley, California from 1969 to 1972. It was formed after a bitter staff dispute with publisher Max Scherr split the nationally known Berkeley Barb into new competing underground weeklies. … Continue reading

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Soul On Ice – Eldridge Cleaver (1965)

“Soul On Ice is a memoir and collection of essays by Eldridge Cleaver. Originally written in Folsom State Prison in 1965, and published three years later in 1968, it is Cleaver’s best known writing and remains a seminal work in … Continue reading

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Dr. Strangelove – Stanley Kubrick (1964)

“Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known as Dr. Strangelove, is a 1964 political satire black comedy film that satirizes the Cold War fears of a nuclear conflict between the Soviet … Continue reading

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The Vietnam War Is Not Over

Marines marching in Danang, Vietnam, March 15, 1965 “‘The Vietnam War’ Ken Burns says in a recent interview, ‘was the most important event in American history since World War II.’ But, he explains, it’s also an event that tore the … Continue reading

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October 1963: “Freedom Day” in Selma

“Freedom Day” in Selma, October 1963. Blacks line up at the courthouse to apply to register to vote. “The line of men and women stretched from the registrar’s office in the Dallas County courthouse down its steps into the street, … Continue reading

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“Riders on the Storm” – The Doors (1971)

“‘Riders on the Storm’ is a song by American psychedelic rock band The Doors. … Also, Jim Morrison mentions spree killer Billy Cook, in passing, during at least one interview. Cook killed six people, including a young family, while hitchhiking … Continue reading

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How Not to ‘Win Hearts and Minds’

A U.S. infantryman moving Vietnamese civilians from their village northwest of Saigon to protect them during a firefight with Viet Cong snipers. “From the early stages of the Vietnam War, American officials insisted that winning the hearts and minds (yes, … Continue reading

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Fire in the Lake – Frances FitzGerald (1972)

“Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam (1972) is a book by American journalist Frances FitzGerald (1940-) about Vietnam, its history and national character, and the United States warfare there. … The book was ranked by … Continue reading

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The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers

“The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers is an underground comic about a fictional trio of stoner characters, created by the American artist Gilbert Shelton. The Freak Brothers first appeared in The Rag, an underground newspaper published in Austin, Texas, beginning in … Continue reading

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