Monthly Archives: March 2018

Pet Sounds – Beach Boys (1966)

“Pet Sounds is the eleventh studio album by American rock band the Beach Boys, released on May 16, 1966. … The album was produced and arranged by Brian Wilson, who also wrote and composed almost all of its music. Most … Continue reading

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Ulysses – Joseph Strick (1967)

“When Sylvia Beach made the brave decision to publish Ulysses in February 1922, it met with a hostile reception. A small plaque on Rue de l’Odéon honours the Parisian publishers, Shakespeare and Company, who were more than a little surprised … Continue reading

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“When I say Yorkville, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Hippies? Free love? Psychedelic rock? Unlikely these days. Now the area is a high end shopping haven. Home to the ‘Mink Mile,’ the neighbourhood is home to some … Continue reading

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Kudzu, Mississippi’s Radical Underground Newspaper, 1968-1972

“‘Subterranean News from the Heart of Old Dixie,’ the radical counterculture newspaper published 1968-1972 in Jackson, Mississippi, presented by the Student News Project. The Kudzu was among the first underground papers published in the Deep South… in easily the last … Continue reading

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Women’s studies

Florence Howe, founder of the Feminist Press, teaching a class. “Women’s studies is an academic field that draws on feminist and interdisciplinary methods in order to place women’s lives and experiences at the center of study, while examining social and … Continue reading

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I Served in Vietnam. Here’s My Soundtrack.

Former WRVA News Anchor Paul Bottoms worked with Armed Forces Radio in Saigon. “‘Vietnam.’ The word comes camouflaged in music. Rock ’n’ roll, soul, pop and country. For those who watched the war unfold on the evening news, the music … Continue reading

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Ghost stations Berlin

Bahnhof-Siemensstadt “Ghost stations is the usual English translation for the German word Geisterbahnhöfe. This term was used to describe certain stations on Berlin‘s U-Bahn and S-Bahn metro networks that were closed during the period of Berlin’s division during the Cold … Continue reading

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The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now

Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now “This summer, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago presents The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, a large-scale group exhibition that links … Continue reading

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War and Peace in the Global Village – Marshall McLuhan, Quentin Fiore (1968)

“War and Peace in the Global Village by Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore is a collage of images and text that illustrates the effects of electronic media and new technology on man. Marshall McLuhan used James Joyce‘s Finnegans Wake as … Continue reading

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Cloud Nine – The Temptations (1969)

“Cloud Nine is the ninth studio album by American musical group The Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label released in 1969. The album is a watershed for several reasons. It is the first regular Temptations studio LP to feature Dennis … Continue reading

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