Monthly Archives: January 2019

Floating Lotus Magic Opera Company

“The Floating Lotus Magic Opera Company was a poetic sacred folk theater group created, written and directed by poet Daniel Moore. The opera company was based in North Berkeley, California, from around 1966 to sometime in 1969, and for three … Continue reading

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Joplin’s Shooting Star 1966-1970

“In the rock ‘n roll firmament of the 1960s, Janis Joplin was a shooting star who burned white hot for five short years.  She died of a heroin overdose at age 27.  Joplin sang her own brand of the blues in an … Continue reading

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How the Slice Joint Made Pizza the Perfect New York City Food

Getting pizza and hanging about on MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village. Aug. 2, 1963. “Pizza can be a great divider in New York. In fact, one of the easiest ways to get into argument (without end) is to name a … Continue reading

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William Sloane Coffin

Rev. William Sloane Coffin, center, followed by his sister Mary Lindsey, left, arrives at the Federal Building in Boston in this May 20, 1968 file photo. Coffin and four others including Dr. Benjamin Spock were preparing to go on trial … Continue reading

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The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath (1963)

“The Bell Jar is the only novel written by the American writer and poet Sylvia Plath. Originally published under the pseudonym ‘Victoria Lucas’ in 1963, the novel is semi-autobiographical, with the names of places and people changed. The book is … Continue reading

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Underground – Emile de Antonio, Haskell Wexler, Mary Lampson (1976)

“Underground is a 1976 documentary film about the Weathermen, founded as a militant faction of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), who fought to overthrow the U.S. government during the 1960s and 1970s. The film consists of interviews with … Continue reading

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Stewart Udall – The Quiet Crisis (1963)

“Between last Earth Day and today–in fact, in March, during the final healthcare votes–Stewart Udall died. He was appointed by President Kennedy to serve as Secretary of Interior in 1961, and stayed under President Johnson until 1969, just before the … Continue reading

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