Monthly Archives: December 2019

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark (1961)

“The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is a novel by Muriel Spark, the best known of her works. It first saw publication in The New Yorker magazine and was published as a book by Macmillan in 1961. The character of … Continue reading

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Tom Hayden: The Rolling Stone Interview

“When Tom Hayden was 17, he wrote his swan song editorial for the Daily Smirker (rhymes with worker) back at Royal Oak High School in Detroit, Michigan, on the overcrowding of public schools. Bland as the body of the editorial … Continue reading

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Richard Nixon’s visit to the Lincoln Memorial

“In the early hours of May 9, 1970, President Richard Nixon made an unplanned visit to the Lincoln Memorial where he spoke with anti-war protestors and students for almost two hours. The protestors were conducting a vigil in protest of … Continue reading

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Newsreel, Third World Newsreel and California Newsreel

TWN: El Pueblo se Levanta (Newsreel #63) The People Are Rising “Newsreel was a production and distribution company founded in 1967 in response to the political turmoil that surrounded the Vietnam war and the Civil Rights movement. Its mission was … Continue reading

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Minimal music

Steve Reich- Piano Phase (1967) “Minimal music is a form of art music that employs limited or minimal musical materials. In the Western art music tradition, the American composers La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass are … Continue reading

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Loren Glass – Counterculture Colophon

“This book has turned out to be one of the most influential on my recent thinking¬† about publishing and how it should work, proving that history can tell us a great deal about both the present and the future. Grove … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone

“The Twilight Zone (marketed as Twilight Zone for its final two seasons) is an American anthology television series created and presented by Rod Serling, which ran for five seasons on CBS from 1959 to 1964. Each episode presents a stand-alone … Continue reading

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