Monthly Archives: November 2019

Amiri Baraka – The Revolutionary Theater (1969)

“The writer and activist LeRoi Jones (who would later be known as Amiri Baraka) speaks here on February 17, 1965, four days before the assassination of Malcolm X, an event that catapulted him from a charismatic Greenwich Village maverick into … Continue reading

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The Loss of El Dorado – V. S. Naipaul (1969)

“The Loss of El Dorado, by the Nobel Prize winner V. S. Naipaul, is a history book about Venezuela and Trinidad. It was published in 1969. The title refers to the El Dorado legend. Back in London in October 1966, … Continue reading

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The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)

“The Velvet Underground & Nico is the debut album by American rock band the Velvet Underground, released in March 1967 by Verve Records. It was recorded in 1966 while the band were featured on Andy Warhol‘s Exploding Plastic Inevitable tour, … Continue reading

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Pelé

Italy v Brazil, 12 May 1963 “Edson Arantes do Nascimento, KBE (Brazilian Portuguese; born 23 October 1940), known as Pelé ([peˈlɛ]), is a Brazilian retired professional footballer who played as a forward. He is widely regarded as one of the … Continue reading

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Alan Watts – This Is It (1960)

“In my high school creative-writing class, one day a week was set aside for reading, our choice of material. The hippieish teacher guided those choices, but almost anything worked. It was here, because of her, that I first encountered Alan Watts, … Continue reading

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Klute – Alan J. Pakula (1971)

“Often considered as the first part of the so-called Paranoia Trilogy, alongside subsequent The Parallax View (1974) and All the President’s Men (1976), Alan J. Pakula’s complex and misleading thriller Klute makes the most out of the opportunity to present … Continue reading

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The time we went to Hunter S Thompson’s invite-only wake

“For the drug-devouring, gunslinging godfather of of Gonzo journalism, there was only one way out of this world – a bullet in his brain. Blinking through the aftermath of Thompson’s smoking-barrel suicide, Robert Chalmers joined Johnny Depp, Jack Nicholson, Sean … Continue reading

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