Monthly Archives: September 2018

Military–Industrial Complex

“The military–industrial complex (MIC) is an informal alliance between a nation’s military and the defense industry that supplies it, seen together as a vested interest which influences public policy. A driving factor behind this relationship between the government and defense-minded … Continue reading

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The History of Spiritual Jazz: Hear a Transcendent 12-Hour Mix Featuring John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Herbie Hancock & More

“Jazz has inspired a great many things, and a great many things have inspired jazz, and more than a few of the music’s masters have found their aspiration by looking — or listening — to the divine. But that doesn’t necessarily mean … Continue reading

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Eric Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales

“It’s a mistake to privilege any one of Eric Rohmer’s ‘Six Moral Tales’ over another, though the temptation exists and is easily indulged, especially if one takes the disparate, yet complementary, viewpoints of this inimitable sextet as entirely representative of … Continue reading

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This Fall, the Eyes of the Voice are Everywhere

“This fall, whether in the East Village, in Chelsea, or in print, Fred W. McDarrah is everywhere, and so we’ve gone back half-a-century to remind readers and viewers why we still care. 1968 had been a tumultuous year and McDarrah … Continue reading

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From Russia, with Love – Ian Fleming

“From Russia, with Love is the fifth novel by the English author Ian Fleming to feature his fictional British Secret Service agent James Bond. Fleming wrote the story in early 1956 at his Goldeneye estate in Jamaica; at the time … Continue reading

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Sir George Williams affair

Sir George Williams “The Sir George Williams Riot (also referred to as ‘The Sir George Williams Computer Incident’) was a 1969 event at Sir George Williams University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, now a part of Concordia University. It was the … Continue reading

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A brief history of psychedelic psychiatry

Hallucinogenic Liberty Cap mushrooms, picked near Pulborough, West Sussex. Psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient in these and other ‘magic’ mushrooms, has therapeutic potential. “On 5th May, 1953, the novelist Aldous Huxley dissolved four-tenths of a gram of mescaline in a glass … Continue reading

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The Death of a President – William Manchester (1967)

“The Death of a President: November 20–November 25, 1963 is historian William Manchester‘s 1967 account of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The book gained public attention before it was published when Kennedy’s widow Jacqueline, who had initially asked Manchester … Continue reading

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The Rascals

“The Rascals, along with the Righteous Brothers, Mitch Ryder, and precious few others, were the pinnacle of ’60s blue-eyed soul. The Rascals‘ talents, however, would have to rate above their rivals, if for nothing else than the simple fact that … Continue reading

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The Andromeda Strain – Michael Crichton (1969)

“The Andromeda Strain is a 1969 techno-thriller novel by Michael Crichton documenting the efforts of a team of scientists investigating the outbreak of a deadly extraterrestrial microorganism in Arizona. The Andromeda Strain appeared in the New York Times Best Seller … Continue reading

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