Monthly Archives: June 2019

Impulse! Records

“Impulse! Records is an American jazz record company and label established by Creed Taylor in 1960. John Coltrane was among Impulse!’s earliest signings. Thanks to consistent sales and positive critiques of his recordings, the label came to be known as … Continue reading

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Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon – Jorge Amado (1962)

“Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon (Portuguese: Gabriela, cravo e canela) is a Brazilian modernist novel. It was written by Jorge Amado in 1958 and published in English in 1962. It is widely considered one of his finest works. Gabriela, Clove and … Continue reading

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Roz Payne

“Roz Payne was born in Patterson, New Jersey, and grew up in a political household. Her mom, Edith Berkman, was of Jewish and Polish descent and a Communist labor organizer. She was arrested during the Lawrence, Massachusetts, textile strike in … Continue reading

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Rocco and His Brothers – Luchino Visconti (1960)

“Luchino Visconti arguably founded the Italian neorealist movement with his brooding Ossessione in 1943, yet the great heyday of that important school was gone when he premiered Rocco and His Brothers at the Venice Film Festival in 1960. There’s a … Continue reading

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Debating the Working Class 50 Years Ago in SDS: Lessons for Today?

“Fifty years ago in August 1966 delegates from across the United States attended the annual Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) Convention in Clear Lake, Iowa. Located in north central Iowa and held at a local Methodist camp, it provided … Continue reading

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The Hemingway Marlin Fish Tournament

Joe Russell and Ernest Hemingway with a marlin, Havana Harbor, 1932 (young man at left not identified). “On March 4, 1960, the French freighter La Coubre, delivering Belgian arms to Havana Harbor, exploded, killing 101 people. Fidel Castro immediately denounced … Continue reading

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Pain in My Heart – Otis Redding (1963)

“Pain in My Heart is the debut album of soul singer-songwriter Otis Redding. Redding recorded for Volt Records, a subsidiary of Stax Records, based in Memphis, Tennessee. Volt LPs were initially issued on the Atco label, which released this album … Continue reading

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