Monthly Archives: January 2019

Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985

“Next September, the Hammer Museum presents Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, a groundbreaking exhibition that will constitute the first history of experimental art practices in Latin America by women artists and their influence internationally. Addressing an art historical vacuum, … Continue reading

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What Makes ‘The Living Dead’ My Film of 1968 – J. Hoberman

From George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, 1968 “The movie that was ‘1968’ was a multi-screen extravaganza orchestrated by a mad projectionist who kept changing reels. From a New York perspective, the reverberations of late 1967’s two great shockers, … Continue reading

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Steeleye Span – Hark! The Village Wait (1970)

“… The equally mindblowing counterpart to Fairport Convention’s folk rock ideas of 1969-1971: less instrumental pyrotechnics and less original compositions than on ‘Full House’, but more Britishness and more obscure instruments which jangle and slide through the scenery. This album … Continue reading

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead – Tom Stoppard (1966)

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, often referred to as just Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, is an absurdist, existential tragicomedy by Tom Stoppard, first staged at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1966. The play expands upon the exploits of two minor characters … Continue reading

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Credibility gap

“Credibility gap is a term that came into wide use with journalism, political and public discourse in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s. At the time, it was most frequently used to describe public skepticism about the Lyndon … Continue reading

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Black Panthers – Agnès Varda (1968)

“In 1968, Agnès Varda was living in Los Angeles with her husband, director Jacques Demy, who was there to begin filming his first Hollywood film, Model Shop (1969). Although initially hesitant about living in the United States, the couple quickly … Continue reading

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Myra Breckinridge – Gore Vidal (1968)

“Myra Breckinridge is a 1968 satirical novel by Gore Vidal written in the form of a diary. Described by the critic Dennis Altman as ‘part of a major cultural assault on the assumed norms of gender and sexuality which swept … Continue reading

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Rapping with Fanon

Performers with portraits of Ahmed Sekou-Toure, Leader of the Democratic Party of Guinea, Pan-African Festival, Algiers, 1969 “On Christmas Eve 1959, the revolutionary psychiatrist Frantz Fanon went to a party at the home of his secretary, Marie-Jeanne Manuellan, in Tunis, … Continue reading

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“Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues” – Bob Dylan (1962)

“‘Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues’, also known as ‘Talkin’ John Birch Society Blues’ and ‘Talkin’ John Birch Blues’, is a protest song and talking blues song written by singer-songwriter Bob Dylan in 1962. It is a satirical song, in which … Continue reading

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La Jetée – Chris Marker (1962)

“La Jetée (​[la ʒəte]) (‘The Jetty’, here referring to an outdoor viewing pier at an airport) is a 1962 French Left Bank science fiction featurette by Chris Marker. Constructed almost entirely from still photos, it tells the story of a … Continue reading

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