Daily Archives: November 2, 2017

Song Cycle – Van Dyke Parks (1967)

“Song Cycle is the debut album by American recording artist Van Dyke Parks, released in December 1967 by Warner Bros. Records. It mixes a number of genres, including bluegrass, ragtime, and show tunes – framing classical styles in the context … Continue reading

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The War of Leaks

Lyndon Johnson with Dean Rusk at the White House in 1967. “Leaks have been in the news a lot lately, but unauthorized disclosures of secret information have long been a staple of Washington politics and journalism — including during the … Continue reading

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‘Hell, No, We Won’t Go!’: Protesting the Vietnam Draft in 1968

“A big interstate bus noses into the checkpoint on the Canadian border near Rouses Point, New York Canadian customs officials come aboard, accompanied by two FBI men. The agents have fugitive warrants in their pockets, and they are looking for … Continue reading

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The Balcony – Jean Genet (1962)

“The Balcony (French: Le Balcon) is a play by the French dramatist Jean Genet. Set in an unnamed city that is experiencing a revolutionary uprising in the streets, most of the action takes place in an upmarket brothel that functions … Continue reading

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