Monthly Archives: July 2019

1968 Miami riot

“A group of black organizations in Miami called for ‘a mass rally of concerned Black people,’ to take place on August 7, 1968, at the Vote Power building in Liberty City, a black neighborhood. Sponsors were the Vote Power League, … Continue reading

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Feminist science fiction

“Feminist science fiction is a subgenre of science fiction (abbreviated ‘SF’) focused on theories that include feminist themes including but not limited to gender inequality, sexuality, race, economics, and reproduction. Feminist SF is political because of its tendency to critique … Continue reading

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Theatre of the Absurd

On the occasion of West Berlin Festival Weeks the workshop of Schiller theatre will give “Fin de Partie” of Samuel Beckett. … Left Ernst Schroeder (Hamm), right Horst Bollmann (Clov). September 26. 1967, Berlin, Germany “The Theatre of the Absurd … Continue reading

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“Nader’s Raiders” 1968-1974

“Among notable activist ‘inventions’ of mid-twentieth century America, few were more effective in shaking up the federal establishment than Ralph Nader’s swat teams of bright young college and law school students. Loosed on official Washington in the 1960s and 1970s and … Continue reading

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Nixon Doctrine

“The Nixon Doctrine, also known as the Guam Doctrine, was put forth during a press conference in Guam on July 25, 1969 by President of the United States Richard Nixon and later formalized in his speech on Vietnamization of the … Continue reading

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Electric Dylan controversy

It’s been 50 years since Bob Dylan strolled on stage at the Newport Folk Festival, plugged in an electric guitar, and infuriated his flock. “By 1965, Bob Dylan was the leading songwriter of the American folk music revival. The response … Continue reading

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Student protest

Harvard Strike – Over the span of two weeks in April of 1969, Harvard students who were diametrically opposed to the Vietnam War and its Reserve Officers’ Training Corps presence on campus kicked up a string of demonstrations. “Student protest … Continue reading

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Roger Maris’s Misunderstood Quest to Break the Home Run Record

Allen Barra (Jul 27, 2011): “Fifty summers ago, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle were chasing Babe Ruth’s record of 60 home runs in a single season, and the country was enthralled. (The overwhelming number of Yankee fans were rooting for … Continue reading

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Miguel Angel Asturias – Strong Wind (1968)

Tristes Tropiques – V.S. Pritchett (May 1969): “On its polite and somehow always politic annual round, the Nobel Prize was given in 1967 to Miguel Angel Asturias, who is known as an important Guatemalan diplomat and a sensitive novelist of … Continue reading

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Beat Hotel

“The Beat Hotel was a small, run-down hotel of 42 rooms at 9 Rue Gît-le-Cœur in the Latin Quarter of Paris, notable chiefly as a residence for members of the Beat poetry movement of the mid-20th century. It was a ‘class … Continue reading

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