Monthly Archives: May 2020

Márquez, Neruda, Llosa: A Look at Three of Latin America’s Most Famous Writers

Pablo Neruda “Attempting an all-encompassing definition of Latin American literature is as reductive as trying to do so for African, Asianor European literature, and will necessarily lead to as vigorous a debate. Nonetheless the mythology of the ‘Latin American Boom’ … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Westerns – Be Kind, Rewind: Lessons From The Cross Pollination Of The 1960s And 1970s

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) “… And until new films are back in cinemas, we’ve no choice but to watch old ones. In my meandering through decades gone by, I find myself longing for a time when … Continue reading

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1964 Songs

“‘Oh, Pretty Woman’ or ‘Pretty Woman’ is a song recorded by Roy Orbison, written by Orbison and Bill Dees. … The lyrics tell the story of a man who sees a pretty woman walking by. He yearns for her and … Continue reading

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Richard Avedon: Murals & Portraits

Richard Avedon photographing SNCC demonstrators, March 1963 “Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of Richard Avedon’s legendary photographic murals and related portraits. The exhibition has been drawn from the collection of and developed in collaboration with The Richard … Continue reading

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Yoknapatawpha County and Faulkner’s Snopes Trilogy

“The author himself once referred to it as ‘my apocryphal county.’ A Frankensteinian creation of two very real regions, Yoknapatawpha County is home to a number of William Faulkner’s most famous novels and stories, including the famed Snopes family trilogy, which features … Continue reading

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Latin Liberation News Service: The Newspapers of the Young Lords Organization

“The Young Lords began in 1959 as a street gang in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. By the end of the next decade it had transformed into an explosive social movement rooted in communities across the country. After reorganizing and formally … Continue reading

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‘A Change Is Gonna Come’, a hymn for Civil Rights

Cassius Clay & Sam Cooke, 1963 “… Just after releasing this song and recording with his friend Muhammed Ali, Sam Cooke was murdered under somewhat mysterious circumstances. The story behind this masterpiece – and the song itself – is enough … Continue reading

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Reflections in a Golden Eye – John Huston (1967)

“Reflections in a Golden Eye is a 1967 American drama film directed by John Huston based on the 1941 novel of the same name by Carson McCullers. It deals with elements of repressed sexuality, both homosexual and heterosexual, as well … Continue reading

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Isaac Asimov

“Isaac Asimov (/ˈæzɪmɒv/; c.  January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov was a prolific writer who wrote … Continue reading

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The Impossibly Cool Album Covers of Blue Note Records: Meet the Creative Team Behind These Iconic Designs

“If you stepped into a record store in the 1950s and 60s, you would likely be drawn almost immediately to a Blue Note release—whether or not you were a fan of jazz or had heard of the artist or even … Continue reading

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