Monthly Archives: October 2017

Slouching Towards Bethlehem – Joan Didion (1968)

“Slouching Towards Bethlehem is a 1968 collection of essays by Joan Didion that mainly describes her experiences in California during the 1960s. It takes its title from the poem ‘The Second Coming‘, by W. B. Yeats. The contents of this book … Continue reading

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“Have I The Right?” – The Honeycombs (1964)

“The Honeycombs were an English beat/pop group, founded in 1963 in North London, best known for their chart-topping 1964 hit, the million selling ‘Have I the Right?‘ The band was also notable for having Honey Lantree on drums, one of … Continue reading

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The Vietnam War On Film – Beth Accomando

Angie Dickinson as a not too convincing Eurasian woman in Samuel Fuller’s “China Gate,” about the French Indochine War. “This April 30 will mark the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, an event that marked the end of the … Continue reading

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Despair – Robert Crumb (1969)

“Despair is Robert Crumb’s first existential diatribe about the perils and shittiness of modern life in America. Most of the stories are deceptively clever and provide some classic Crumb, including ‘It’s The Ruff Tuff Creampuff’ and ‘Fuzzy The Bunny in … Continue reading

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A Hall of Mirrors – Robert Stone (1967)

“It is almost impertinent to say that the 30-year-old author of this first novel has talent, and it is impertinent to try and relate his gifts to his age or publishing history. Stone, at this moment, is a remarkable writer. … Continue reading

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Panther 21 – April 2, 1969

“May 13, 1996 marks the 25th anniversary of the acquittal of the Panther 21, who in 1971 were the leadership of the eastern region of the Black Panther Party (BPP). The Panther 21 were arrested in a pre-dawn raid on  … Continue reading

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J.F.K. Files, Though Incomplete, Are a Treasure Trove for Answer Seekers

John F. Kennedy arrived in Dallas on the day he was assassinated in 1963. “President Trump ordered the long-awaited release on Thursday of more than 2,800 documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, but bowed to pressure … Continue reading

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The League for Spiritual Discovery

The Brotherhood (E59WP0 – Lysergic acid diethylamide, LSD, blotter paper). “The League for Spiritual Discovery was a spiritual organization inspired by the works of Timothy Leary, and strove for legal use of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) for the purpose of … Continue reading

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The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul (1966)

“Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul, or simply Dictionary of Soul, is the fifth studio album by American soul singer-songwriter Otis Redding and his last solo studio album released before his death. The successful Otis Blue and … Continue reading

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Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness – Edward Abbey (1968)

“Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness is an autobiographical work by American writer Edward Abbey, originally published in 1968. His fourth book and his first book-length non-fiction work, it follows three fictional books: Jonathan Troy (1954), The Brave Cowboy … Continue reading

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