Monthly Archives: December 2018

Lord of the Flies – Peter Brook (1963)

“Lord of the Flies is a 1963 British drama film, based on William Golding‘s novel of the same name about 30 schoolboys who are marooned on an island where the behaviour of the majority degenerates into savagery. It was written … Continue reading

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Making the Scene: Yorkville and Hip Toronto in the 1960s – Stuart Henderson

“Stuart Henderson’s Making the Scene: Yorkville and Hip Toronto in the 1960s is an adventure back in time to Yorkville at what many would consider the pinnacle of its cultural history. Fifty years ago, the Yorkville Coffee Mill opened, among the first … Continue reading

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“A Call To Resist Illegitimate Authority,” 1967 “RESIST is a philanthropic non-profit organization based out of Somerville, Massachusetts. It has provided grants to grassroots activist organizations around the country since its inception in 1967 as a result of the anti-war … Continue reading

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Aubrey–Maturin series

“The Aubrey–Maturin series is a sequence of nautical historical novels—20 completed and one unfinished—by Patrick O’Brian, set during the Napoleonic Wars and centering on the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy and his ship’s surgeon Stephen Maturin, … Continue reading

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Joe Gould’s Secret – Joseph Mitchell (1965)

“Joe Gould’s Secret is a 1965 book by Joseph Mitchell, based upon his two New Yorker profiles, ‘Professor Sea Gull’ (1942) and ‘Joe Gould’s Secret’ (1964). Mitchell’s work details the true story of the eponymous Joe Gould, a writer who … Continue reading

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Gandalf’s Garden

“Gandalf’s Garden was a mystical community which flourished at the end of the 1960s as part of the London hippie-underground movement, and ran a shop and a magazine of the same name. It emphasised the mystical interests of the period, … Continue reading

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Blind Faith – Blind Faith (1969)

“Blind Faith were an English blues rock band, composed of Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood and Ric Grech. The band, which was one of the first supergroups, released their only album, Blind Faith, in August 1969. Stylistically similar to … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara Oil Spill – 1969: California

Map showing the extent of the Santa Barbara Oil spill’s surface oil and initial coastal impact as of February 5th, 1969, and later, the spill’s longer reach north to near San Luis Obispo, and as far south as San Diego. … Continue reading

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The Gates of Freedom – Angela Davis | 9 June 1972

Angela Davis speaks on a nationwide tour in Los Angeles. “It has been said many times that one can learn a great deal about a society by looking towards its prisons. Look towards its dungeons and there you will see … Continue reading

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The Eye of the Heart – Edited by Barbara Howes (1973)

“This short-story collection is the perfect book for anyone desiring an introduction to El Boom, the renaissance in Latin American fiction that has captured the world’s attention in the last decade or so. Included are tales by such luminaries as … Continue reading

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