Daily Archives: March 23, 2018

Angela Davis

A mural of Angela Davis at the Abode of Chaos Museum in France. “Angela Yvonne Davis (born January 26, 1944) is an American political activist, academic, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s … Continue reading

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Anderson Theater

“Unlike the former Fillmore East two blocks north, there is no plaque at 66 Second Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets to honor the Anderson Theater. The forgotten Anderson kicked off with a series of rock concerts sponsored by Crawdaddy … Continue reading

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A Photo That Changed the Course of the Vietnam War

Nguyen Ngoc Loan, the national police chief of South Vietnam, executed a Vietcong fighter, Nguyen Van Lem, in Saigon on Feb. 1, 1968. “Fifty years ago today, the national police chief of South Vietnam calmly approached a prisoner in the … Continue reading

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The Right Way to Remember Rachel Carson

“The house, on an island in Maine, perches on a rock at the edge of the sea like the aerie of an eagle. Below the white-railed back porch, the sea-slick rock slopes down to a lumpy low tideland of eelgrass … Continue reading

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Pilot Pirx fictional character – Stanisław Lem (1966)

“Pilot Pirx is a fictional character introduced in 1966 in the science fiction stories of Polish writer Stanisław Lem: ten short stories (published in English in two parts, 1979’s Tales of Pirx the Pilot and 1982’s More Tales of Pirx … Continue reading

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