Monthly Archives: February 2019

Beatlemania

“Beatlemania was the intense fan frenzy directed towards the English rock band the Beatles in the 1960s. Their popularity started growing in the United Kingdom in late 1963. By the next year, their worldwide tours were characterised by intense levels … Continue reading

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The Radical Women Manifesto: Socialist Feminist Theory, Program and Organizational Structure – Radical Women (1967)

“Radical Women (RW) is a socialist feminist grassroots activist organization. It has branches in numerous United States cities as well as in Melbourne, Australia. Radical Women emerged in Seattle, Washington from a ‘Free University’ class on Women and Society conducted … Continue reading

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The Firmament of Time – Loren Eiseley (1960)

“‘In all the activities of life,’ Aldous Huxley wrote in contemplating how we become who we are, ‘our whole effort must be to get out of our own light.’ Decades later, the novelist and memoirist Vivian Gornick described human creativity … Continue reading

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“Pitcher Perfect” 1963-1966

Sandy Koufax on the cover of Life magazine – August 2, 1963 – “The Mostest Pitcher: Most Wins, Most Shutouts, Most Strike-outs.” “There are only three people in all of baseball history who have done it: win three ‘triple crowns’ … Continue reading

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John Coltrane Quartet ‎– Crescent (1964)

“John Coltrane‘s Crescent from the spring of 1964 is an epic album, showing his meditative side that would serve as a perfect prelude to his immortal work A Love Supreme. His finest quartet with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin … Continue reading

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Deserved Second Act for Paul Newman’s Sometimes a Great Notion – J. Hoberman

“One great thing about Paris: New prints of old movies from the ’70s, ’60s, and even the ’50s get extended runs in large theaters, apropos of nothing. A nice thing about New York: It sometimes happens here, too, as with … Continue reading

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Kommune 1

“Kommune 1 or K1 was the first politically motivated commune in Germany. It was created on January 12, 1967, in West Berlin and finally dissolved in November 1969. Kommune 1 developed from the extraparliamentary opposition of the German student movement … Continue reading

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick (1968)

“Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (retitled Blade Runner: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? in some later printings) is a science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick, first published in 1968. The novel is set in a … Continue reading

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When Martin Luther King Came to Harlem

“Less than a year before his assassination, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. came to Harlem. In the June 22, 1967, Village Voice, contributor Marlene Nadle observed the crowd anxiously awaiting the Baptist minister’s arrival: ‘Using programs folded accordion style instead of … Continue reading

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Before the Revolution – Bernardo Bertolucci (1964)

“Before the Revolution (Italian: Prima della rivoluzione) is a 1964 Italian romantic drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. It stars Adriana Asti and Francesco Barilli and is centred on ‘political and romantic uncertainty among the youth of Parma’. The film, strongly … Continue reading

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