Monthly Archives: August 2020

John Berger – Ways of Seeing (1972)

“John Berger died on Monday, a few weeks after turning 90. Our grief has been poured out widely, in proportion to his great generosity. Berger’s career was simply so much. It spanned the second half of the long twentieth century … Continue reading

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Ava DuVernay Interviews Angela Davis on This Moment—And What Came Before

“AVA DuVERNAY: I was reading an interview in which you talked about something that’s been on my mind quite a bit lately. It’s about this time we are in that I’ll just call a racial reckoning. Do you feel that … Continue reading

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Rivers and Mountains – John Ashbery (1966)

“Charles Bernstein just made an announcement about an exciting new project that just went live on the web: a ‘genetic’ critical edition of John Ashbery’s long poem ‘The Skaters’ created by Robin Seguy.  It offers digital versions of earlier drafts … Continue reading

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The Things We Knew Then: Vivid Then, Fading Now?

“1. James Forman was a. ’68 Olympic heavyweight champion b. national director of the Congress of Racial Equality c. a Czechoslovakian film director d. executive secretary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee 2. In Easy Rider, Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, … Continue reading

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The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East (1971)

“‘OK, the Allman Brothers Band,’ was the simple introduction for the band on Friday, March 12, 1971, at the Fillmore East in New York’s East Village. Duane’s slide guitar sets off and the sound of Blind Willie McTell’s ‘Statesboro Blues’ … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of Structurelessness – Jo Freeman

Jo Freeman, University of Chicago Student “Throughout the recent revival of socialist politics, socialist feminists have worked to ensure that their ideas are at the center of the ascendant movement — emphasizing, for example, the economic dimension of abortion access … Continue reading

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Free Speech Movement

In this Oct. 2, 1964 file photo, standing atop the crushed roof of a campus police car, a University of California student asks Cal students to identify themselves during third day of Free Speech Movement demonstrations in Berkeley, Calif. “The … Continue reading

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Albert Camus Directing A Play In 1956: William Faulkner- Requiem for a Nun (1951)

Albert Camus directing actors Catherine Sellers and Marc Cassot in his stage adaptation of William Faulkner’s novel Requiem for a Nun. “The French philosopher Albert Camus is better known for his works of philosophical absurdism than for his work in the … Continue reading

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Who Was the Umbrella Man? | JFK Assassination Documentary

On the 48th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Errol Morris explores the story behind the one man seen standing under an open black umbrella at the site. “For years, I’ve wanted to make a movie about … Continue reading

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Conceptual art

“Conceptual art, also referred to as conceptualism, is art in which the concept(s) or idea(s) involved in the work take precedence over traditional aesthetic, technical, and material concerns. Some works of conceptual art, sometimes called installations, may be constructed by … Continue reading

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