Monthly Archives: March 2020

Repulsion- Roman Polanski (1965)

“Repulsion is a 1965 British psychological horror film directed by Roman Polanski and based on a story by Polanski and Gérard Brach, who wrote the screenplay with David Stone. It stars Catherine Deneuve as a young, withdrawn woman who finds … Continue reading

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Born Under a Bad Sign- Albert King (1967), Bo Diddley – 500% More Man (1963), Jimmy Reed – Big Boss Man (1960), etc.

“‘Born Under a Bad Sign’ is a blues song recorded by American blues singer and guitarist Albert King in 1967. Called ‘a timeless staple of the blues’, the song also had strong crossover appeal to the rock audience with its … Continue reading

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The Maids – Jean Genet (1947)

“When I was writing my novel Indelicacy, I felt myself in conversation with Jean Genet’s play The Maids. First performed in Paris in 1947, the play is loosely based on the story of the infamous Papin sisters, who murdered their … Continue reading

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The Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 4: Mr. Sixties!

“Robert Crumb is one of the most important and influential artists to have emerged from comics, with a career spanning decades. He has always been in at the start of movements, from the early rumblings of the Underground comix scene … Continue reading

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Merging of Messages, Proliferation of Protest (May 2, 1968)

“I remember a year ago, when the march began in the Sheep Meadow, and the people walked through the midtown streets until they came to the plaza of the United Nations to hear the man they now mourn repeat as … Continue reading

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Help Save Your Children – Johanna Fernández

Puerto Ricans demonstrate for civil rights at City Hall in Manhattan, 1967. “Identified as a distinct condition in the first decade of the twentieth century, childhood lead poisoning, more serious and potentially fatal than its counterpart among adults, is usually … Continue reading

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‘Power To The People’: John Lennon’s Revolutionary Statement

“John Lennon’s fourth single with the Plastic Ono Band ‘Power To The People’ was a call to action, one that had its roots in the radical politics of the 1960s and its title is one of those expressions that has … Continue reading

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Smithsonian: Revolutionary Road

Where thousands of soldiers ferried supplies toward the front, a new road swings through Quang Tri Province “The old Ho Chi Minh trail passes right by Bui Thi Duyen’s doorstep in the hamlet of Doi. The hamlet, quiet and isolated, … Continue reading

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Jorge Luis Borges – Book of Imaginary Beings (1969)

“… Falling between these two is The Book of Imaginary Beings, a compendium of brief, almost stark descriptions and stories about fantastic animals from many older texts and sources, including the bestiaries of medieval Europe and their classical antecedents, Chinese … Continue reading

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Army of Shadows – Jean-Pierre Melville (1969)

“Army of Shadows (French: L’armée des ombres) is a 1969 French drama–suspense film written and directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. It is a film adaptation of Joseph Kessel‘s 1943 book of the same name, which blends Kessel’s own experiences as a … Continue reading

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