Daily Archives: April 14, 2018

Accattone – Pier Paolo Pasolini (1961)

“Accattone is a 1961 Italian drama film written and directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Despite being filmed from an original screenplay, Accattone is often perceived as a cinematic rendition of Pasolini’s earlier novels, particularly The Ragazzi and A Violent Life. … Continue reading

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Go-go boots

“Go-go boots are a low-heeled style of women’s fashion boot first introduced in the mid-1960s. The original go-go boots, as defined by André Courrèges in 1964, were white, low-heeled, and mid-calf in height, a specific style which is sometimes called … Continue reading

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Vietnam Wasn’t Just an American War

An American Green Beret, right, and a South Vietnamese soldier helping a wounded Vietnamese soldier after fighting near Duc Phong, north of Saigon, in 1969. “More than 40 years after its end, the Vietnam War remains, for Americans, essentially an … Continue reading

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Island – Aldous Huxley (1962)

“Island is the final book by English writer Aldous Huxley, published in 1962. It is the account of Will Farnaby, a cynical journalist who is shipwrecked on the fictional island of Pala. Island is Huxley’s utopian counterpart to his most … Continue reading

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