Monthly Archives: August 2018

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends

“The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends is the blanket title for an American animated television series that originally aired from November 19, 1959, to June 27, 1964, on the ABC and NBC television networks. … Produced by Jay … Continue reading

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How Coffeehouses Fueled the Vietnam Peace Movement

Army G.I.s opposed to the Vietnam War at the Shelter Half Coffeehouse in Tacoma, Wash., in 1969. “In the summer of 1967, Fred Gardner arrived in San Francisco with the Vietnam War weighing heavily on his mind. Gardner was 25 … Continue reading

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The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – East-West (1966)

“East-West is the second album by The Butterfield Blues Band, released in 1966 on Elektra Records, EKS 7315 in stereo, EKL 315 in mono. It was recorded at the famed Chess Studios on 2120 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago. It … Continue reading

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The Death of the Hippies

“In 1967, just after the Summer of Love, The Atlantic published ‘The Flowering of the Hippies,’ a profile of San Francisco’s new youth culture. ‘Almost the first point of interest about the hippies was that they were middle-class American children … Continue reading

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Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent – Eduardo Galeano (1971)

“Imagine: a proud lion has been chased, shot and trapped by poachers who descended heavy-footed upon his land. The poachers are winged and foreign to the lion’s land, as well as dispassionate, or passionate only to wealth’s nefarious whispers. The … Continue reading

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Renaissance of the Upper West Side – Nicholas Pileggi

“Five years ago the West Side of Manhattan was considered such a dangerously blighted area that invitations to parties on Riverside Drive were often rejected, large rent-controlled apartments were voluntarily given up and even Chicken Delight wouldn’t deliver. Today, while … Continue reading

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The Cavern Club

The original Cavern Club entrance in 1963. “The Cavern Club was a nightclub at 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, England. The Cavern Club opened on 16 January 1957 as a jazz club, later becoming a centre of the rock and roll … Continue reading

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Blood in Chicago: Covering the Convention that Changed History

“Lyndon Baines Johnson became president when John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. Early on, LBJ told his aides that he wanted to expand on his predecessor’s policies for alleviating systemic poverty in the richest nation the world had ever … Continue reading

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European art cinema

Rocco and His Brothers – Luchiano Visconti (1960) “European art cinema is a branch of cinema that was popular in the 1960s. It is based on a rejection of the tenets and techniques of classical Hollywood cinema. European art cinema … Continue reading

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Buffalo Nine

“The Buffalo Nine was a group of nine Vietnam War protesters arrested together on August 19, 1968, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Buffalo, New York. During the Vietnam War there was a rise in draft resistance as a political … Continue reading

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