Monthly Archives: February 2019

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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“You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” – The Righteous Brothers (1964)

“”You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” is a song written by Phil Spector, Barry Mann, and Cynthia Weil. It was first recorded by the Righteous Brothers in 1964, produced by Phil Spector. Their recording is considered by some music critics to … Continue reading

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Franny and Zooey – J. D. Salinger (1961)

“Franny and Zooey is a book by American author J. D. Salinger which comprises his short story ‘Franny’ and novella Zooey /ˈzoʊ.iː/. The two works were published together as a book in 1961, having originally appeared in The New Yorker … Continue reading

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Soviet space program

Communists pave the way to the stars. The Soviet miniature sheet of 1964 displaying six historical firsts of the Soviet space program. “The Soviet space program (Russian: Космическая программа СССР, Kosmicheskaya programma SSSR) comprised several of the rocket and space … Continue reading

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Susan Brownmiller

“Susan Brownmiller (born February 15, 1935) is an American feminist journalist, author, and activist best known for her 1975 book Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape. Brownmiller argues that rape had been previously defined by men rather than women, … Continue reading

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