Daily Archives: June 17, 2018

Off the Blacklist: The Films of Jan Němec

“Jan Němec’s first three features—made in a creative flurry between 1964 and 1967—are pared-down, taut, fatless movies. Taken together, they can be seen as a central source text for the Czech New Wave, of which Němec is one of the … Continue reading

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Bosstown Sound

Beacon Street Union: The Eyes of the Beacon Street Union “The Bosstown Sound (or Boston Sound) was the catchphrase of a marketing campaign to promote psychedelic rock and psychedelic pop bands in Boston, Massachusetts, in the late 1960s. The concept … Continue reading

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Africa’s 1968: Protests and Uprisings Across the Continent

Egyptians pour into the streets on 9 and 10 June 1967, shouting, “we shall fight” in support of President Nasser, and against his resignation. “Fifty years ago, in May 1968, what started as a localized student protest against proposed reforms … Continue reading

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