Monthly Archives: March 2018

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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The Yage Letters – William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg (1963)

“The Yage Letters, first published in 1963, is a collection of correspondence and other writings by Beat Generation authors William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg. It was issued by City Lights Books. Most of the letters date back to 1953 … Continue reading

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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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