Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Leopard – Luchino Visconti (1963)

“The Leopard (Italian: Il Gattopardo, ‘The Serval‘; alternative title: Le Guépard) is a 1963 Italian epic period drama film by director Luchino Visconti, based on Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa‘s novel of the same name. Sicily, 1860. The corpse of a … Continue reading

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Post-Scarcity Anarchism – Murray Bookchin

“Post-Scarcity Anarchism is a collection of essays by Murray Bookchin, first published in 1971 by Ramparts Press. In it, Bookchin outlines the possible form anarchism might take under conditions of post-scarcity. One of Bookchin’s major works, its author’s radical thesis … Continue reading

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Safe as Milk – Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band (1967)

“Safe as Milk is the debut album by Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, released in 1967. A heavily blues-influenced work, the album featured a 20-year-old Ry Cooder, who played guitar and wrote some of the arrangements. Today, Safe as … Continue reading

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In Cold Blood – Truman Capote (1966)

“In Cold Blood is a non-fiction novel by American author Truman Capote, first published in 1966; it details the 1959 murders of four members of the Herbert Clutter family in the small farming community of Holcomb, Kansas. When Capote learned … Continue reading

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“Ramparts was a glossy illustrated American political and literary magazine, published from 1962 to 1975 and closely associated with the New Left political movement. Unlike most of the radical magazines of the day, Ramparts was expensively produced and graphically sophisticated. … Continue reading

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Mr. Natural

“Mr. Natural (Fred Natural) is a comic book character created and drawn by 1960s counterculture and underground comix artist Robert Crumb. First appearing in the premiere issue of Yarrowstalks (May 5, 1967), the character gained a following during the underground … Continue reading

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The Viet Cong Committed Atrocities, Too

Survivors covering the bodies of some of the 114 villagers in Dak Son killed by the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops in December 1967. “Under the cover of night on Dec. 5, 1967, a coalition of Viet Cong guerrillas … Continue reading

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Leesburg Stockade

Photographer Danny Lyon was working with SNCC in Atlanta when he was sent to Americus to investigate rumors of the jailed girls from the city. “The Leesburg Stockade was an event in the civil rights movement in which a group … Continue reading

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Sam & Dave – Soothe Me (1967)

“… When Sam & Dave arrived at Stax, they worked with producer & engineer Jim Stewart and songwriters including the MGs’ guitarist Steve Cropper, who wrote or co-wrote four of their first eight recordings. The duo then moved to relative … Continue reading

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The Cineaste’s Guide to Watching Movies While Stoned – J. Hoberman

J. Hoberman, ‘71, in glasses, and on the right, receiving a high five from a fellow student. “I’ve heard that the French call one’s late teens and early 20s the ‘age of moviegoing.’ It certainly was mine; it was also, … Continue reading

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