Monthly Archives: August 2019

Sartre and Camus in New York

Albert Camus / Jean-Paul Sartre “In December 1944, Albert Camus, then editor of Combat, the main newspaper of the French Resistance, made Jean-Paul Sartre an offer he couldn’t refuse: the job of American correspondent. Perhaps, in light of the perpetual … Continue reading

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The Stranger – Luchino Visconti (1967)

“Beware the movie based on literature, or, in that showbiz term of art, a ‘literary property.’ Not because adaptations are an inferior form of cinema—I don’t believe that for a moment—but because they create an added layer of copyright issues … Continue reading

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Mexican Movement of 1968

Armored cars at the “Zócalo” in Mexico City in 1968 “The Mexican Movement of 1968, known as the Movimiento Estudiantil (student movement) was a social movement. A broad coalition of students from Mexico’s leading universities garnered widespread public support for … Continue reading

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The Richard Brautigan Collection from poet Joanne Kyger

In Watermelon Sugar. Four Seasons Foundation, 1968 “Featuring an extraordinary archive of original artwork, inscribed books, rare ephemera and magazines, photographs, typescripts and more. Joanne Kyger met Richard Brautigan at a gallery opening in San Francisco in the spring of … Continue reading

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When the Government Went After Dr. Spock

Benjamin Spock at a makeshift jail in Washington during a day of antiwar demonstrations in May 1971. “In the national memory of 1968 — dominated by images of student protests, police riots and assassinations — the Boston conspiracy trial of … Continue reading

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The Butterfield Blues Band ‎– The Resurrection Of Pigboy Crabshaw (1967)

“There are some minor problems with the release preparation of Butterfield’s third album, but this news only serves to heighten the anticipation for his fans. Finally, on November 22nd 1967, The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw is distributed to retail outlets, and … Continue reading

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Women and Their Bodies (1970)

“Those of us who founded Our Bodies Ourselves (formerly known as the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective) began as a fluid, informal group of white, mostly college-educated women. We met in the greater Boston area to talk about our lives, … Continue reading

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The Chelsea Affect – Arthur Miller

“I decided to move to the Chelsea in 1960 for the privacy I was promised. It seemed a wonderfully out-of-the-way place, nearly a slum, where nobody would be likely to be looking for me. It was soon after Marilyn and … Continue reading

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Youth International Party

“The Youth International Party, whose members were commonly called Yippies, was an American radically youth-oriented and countercultural revolutionary offshoot of the free speech and anti-war movements of the 1960s. It was founded on December 31, 1967. They employed theatrical gestures, … Continue reading

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I Fidanzati – Ermanno Olmi (1962)

“First the glimmering white and black images of Ermanno Olmi’s I Fidanzati light up the screen and warm your heart. Then they abruptly flicker out—like imagined fleeting glances of a love affair you can’t forget but couldn’t hold onto. In … Continue reading

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