Monthly Archives: October 2020

The Violent Land – Jorge Amado (1943)

“The Violent Land (Portuguese: Terras do Sem Fim) is a Brazilian Modernist novel written by Jorge Amado in 1943 and published in English in 1945. It describes the battles to develop cacao plantations in the forests of the Bahia state … Continue reading

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Chet Baker – Italian Movies (1958-1964)

“Before delving into the music on this collection, it’s important to offer a note of caution to Chet Baker fans: Italian Movies is not a really a compilation of the trumpeter’s work, so much as a series of film scores … Continue reading

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Taller Boricua: A Political Print Shop in New York

A print by Adrián García, an original member of the Puerto Rican Workshop. “In celebration of Taller Boricua’s 50th anniversary, El Museo del Barrio is pleased to present Taller Boricua: A Political Print Shop in New York, the first monograph exhibition … Continue reading

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Georges Delerue’s music for the films of Francois Truffaut

“In a span of twenty four years between 1959 and 1983 composer Georges Delerue collaborated with director Francois Truffaut on ten films. Compared to Delerue’s massive repertoire of film, TV scores and classical compositions, 350(!) in all, ten is an … Continue reading

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Growing Up Absurd – Paul Goodman (1960)

“Growing Up Absurd is a 1960 book by Paul Goodman on the relationship between American juvenile delinquency and societal opportunities to fulfill natural needs. Contrary to the then-popular view that juvenile delinquents should be led to properly regard society and … Continue reading

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Remembering the Black Panther Party

Charles Bursey hands a plate of food to a child as part of the Black Panther Party’s free breakfast program. “2016 marked the fiftieth anniversary of both Stokely Carmichael’s coining of the phrase ‘Black Power’ and the formation of the … Continue reading

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Flight 714 to Sydney – Tintin (1966)

“Flight 714 to Sydney (French: Vol 714 pour Sydney; originally published in English as Flight 714) is the twenty-second volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. It was serialised weekly from September 1966 to … Continue reading

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Procol Harum – Conquistador / Homburg (1967)

“This was on Procol Harum’s first album and was the only song there I even vaguely understood. … What we have here is someone standing by the shore at sunset, gazing down on a dead conquistador and reflecting on the … Continue reading

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The Best Man – Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, Screenplay by Gore Vidal (1964)

“The Best Man is a 1964 American political drama film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner with a screenplay by Gore Vidal based on his 1960 play of the same title. Starring Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, and Lee Tracy, the film … Continue reading

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Peter Gizzi : Introduction to Jack Spicer’s 3rd Vancouver Lecture (June 17, 1965)

“The third Vancouver lecture is in many ways the most contrary and least accessible of Spicer’s lectures, but it may also be the one that most repays the study it requires. On the surface, the lecture strays and rambles, but … Continue reading

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