Monthly Archives: November 2019

Murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner

“The murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner, also known as the Freedom Summer murders, the Mississippi civil rights workers’ murders or the Mississippi Burning murders, involved three activists who were abducted and murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi in June 1964 … Continue reading

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Reading at Berkeley

“On July 23rd 1965 the poet Charles Olson took the stage at the University of California-Berkeley Poetry Conference, ostensibly to read a few poems. There was always an apprehension among Charles’ friends whenever he attempted public speaking during his last … Continue reading

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How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive: A Manual of Step by Step Procedures for the Compleat Idiot

“Picture a world in which eveything’s animated and conversant: buildings, trees, leaves, hypodermic needles, and whatever else you can imagine. Picture a world in which people give birth to cars (and sensitive, childish cars at that). Picture a world where … Continue reading

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Tape loop

Tape Echo on 2 Machines, from: David Keane: Tape Music Composition “In music, tape loops are loops of magnetic tape used to create repetitive, rhythmic musical patterns or dense layers of sound when played on a tape recorder. Originating in … Continue reading

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NYC: Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge

Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge construction 1960’s. Named for Giovanni da Verrazzano, the first documented European explorer to enter the New York Harbor and Hudson River in 1524. “The Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge (/vərəˈzɑːnoʊ/ vər-ə-ZAH-noh), also referred to as the Verrazzano Bridge and formerly the … Continue reading

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Here It Is! Alice B. Toklas’s Recipe for Hash Brownies

“Yesterday, I published a list of unusual literary cookbooks—and in doing so was reminded of perhaps the most notorious recipe ever included in such a volume: ‘Haschich Fudge,’ printed in The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book in 1954. Since this … Continue reading

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A Private’s Perspective: Oliver Stone & Vietnam

Stone as a G.I. in Vietnam in 1968. “In 1976—eight years after returning home from his tour in the Vietnam War, five years after graduating from film school at New York University, and two years before Michael Cimino’s The Deer … Continue reading

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