Monthly Archives: November 2018

The Joke – Jaromil Jireš (1969)

“The Joke (Czech: Žert) is a 1969 Czechoslovak film by director Jaromil Jireš. It is considered one of the last films of the Czech New Wave movement. Based on Milan Kundera‘s novel of the same name, The Joke tells the … Continue reading

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A Radical Artist’s Journey from Fluxus to Full-On Commercialism

Total Art Match-Box c. 1965 “Perhaps the egotism that claims life-as-art has always existed, but until provocateur Ben Vautier (best known by his first name) and others in the 20th century made a hard point of this theoretical position, it had … Continue reading

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The Soft Machine – Soft Machine (1968)

“The Soft Machine’s status as house band at London clubs like the UFO and Middle Earth during 1967 saw them appear at some of the most pivotal happenings in the fringes of the art world. But while those other darlings … Continue reading

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Occupation of Alcatraz

“The Occupation of Alcatraz was an occupation of Alcatraz Island by 89 American Indians and supporters, led by Richard Oakes, LaNada Means, and others. They chose the name Indians of All Tribes (IOAT) and John Trudell was the spokesperson. According … Continue reading

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The Painted Bird – Jerzy Kosiński (1965)

“The Painted Bird is a 1965 novel by Jerzy Kosiński which describes World War II as seen by a boy, considered a ‘Gypsy or Jewish stray,’ wandering about small villages scattered around an unspecified country in Eastern Europe. The story … Continue reading

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Heidi Game

“The Heidi Game or Heidi Bowl was an American Football League (AFL) game played on November 17, 1968, between the Oakland Raiders and the visiting New York Jets. The game was notable for its exciting finish, in which Oakland scored … Continue reading

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GI Junkies: The Forgotten Veterans – Richard Kotuk (1971)

GI Junkies: The Forgotten Veterans “In the summer of 1971, when United States involvement in the Vietnam war was near its peak, Richard Nixon’s government commissioned a research project. The Pentagon knew that, confronted by the trauma of losing a … Continue reading

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