Monthly Archives: October 2018

Cedar Tavern

“The Cedar Tavern (or Cedar Street Tavern) was a bar and restaurant at the eastern edge of Greenwich Village, New York City. In its heyday, known as a gathering place for avant garde writers and artists, it was located at … Continue reading

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October Crisis

“The October Crisis (French: La crise d’octobre) occurred in October 1970 in the province of Quebec in Canada, mainly in the Montreal metropolitan area. Members of the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) kidnapped the provincial Deputy Premier Pierre Laporte … Continue reading

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Jean-Pierre Melville’s Cinema of Resistance

“This is how you should attend the forthcoming retrospective of Jean-Pierre Melville movies at Film Forum: Tell nobody what you are doing. Even your loved ones—especially your loved ones—must be kept in the dark. If it comes to a choice … Continue reading

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Cafe church

‘Cafe in the Crypt’ of St Martin-in-the-Fields “A cafe church is a Christian church centered in cafés. These edifices are associated with alternative worship and the emerging church movements, and seek to find new forms and approaches to existing as … Continue reading

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The Order of Things – Michel Foucault (1970)

“The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences (French: Les mots et les choses: Une archéologie des sciences humaines) is a 1966 book by the French philosopher Michel Foucault. It was translated into English and published by Pantheon … Continue reading

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Their Satanic Majesties Request – Rolling Stones (1967)

“Their Satanic Majesties Request is the sixth British and eighth American studio album by the Rolling Stones, released in December 1967 by Decca Records in the United Kingdom and London Records in the United States. Recording sessions saw the band … Continue reading

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Julio Cortázar – Cronopios and Famas (1962)

“A cronopio is a type of fictional person appearing in works by Argentine writer Julio Cortázar (August 26, 1914–February 12, 1984). Together with famas (literally fames) and esperanzas (hopes), cronopios are the subject of several short stories in his 1962 … Continue reading

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Black Liberation – Yves de Laurot (1967)

“Unique in African-American History, Black Liberation is not just a ‘movie on Malcolm X.’ It incarnates his authentic spirit and will, The leader was actively involved behind the camera, as an essential creative and political force. Malcolm X did not want an idolatrous … Continue reading

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Take the Money and Run – Woody Allen (1969)

“Take the Money and Run is a 1969 American mockumentary comedy film directed by Woody Allen and starring Allen and Janet Margolin (with Louise Lasser in a small role). Written by Allen and Mickey Rose, the film chronicles the life … Continue reading

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Fillmore Street 1960

Lee’s Liquor Store at 1656-58 Fillmore Street, between Geary and Post, in early 1960s “KQED’s mobile film unit follows author and activist James Baldwin in the spring of 1963, as he’s driven around San Francisco to meet with members of … Continue reading

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