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The Village Voice Reader: A Mixed Bag from the Greenwich Village Newspaper (1963)

“… ‘The Village Voice was originally conceived as a living, breathing attempt to demolish the notion that one needs to be a professional to accomplish something in a field as purportedly technical as journalism. It was a philosophical position. We … Continue reading

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The Fillmore

“The Fillmore is a historic music venue in San Francisco, California. Built in 1912 and originally named the Majestic Hall, it became the Fillmore Auditorium in 1954. It is in Western Addition, on the edge of the Fillmore District and … Continue reading

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Conversation in the Cathedral – Mario Vargas Llosa (1969)

“Few Latin American writers have attempted to create so ambitious and complicated a body of work as Mario Vargas Llosa. In one decade (his first novel was published in 1963) this 38‐year‐old Peruvian has published three long novels, two short … Continue reading

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Underground newspapers: The social media networks of the 1960s and 1970s

Published in Detroit from 1965 to 1967, Free Poems Among Friends was one of a large number of literary undergrounds. “The social movements of the 1960s and 1970s transformed American politics, social life, and culture. From civil rights groups, to … Continue reading

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Internationale Situationniste in English

“The Situationist International(SI) produced the journal Internationale Situationniste between 1958 and 1969. It functioned as the movement’s main organ, and over 12 issues its pages documented the evolution of Situationist theory, the members’ thoughts on everyday life, and the internal/external … Continue reading

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Revealing 67 Lost Singles Of The 60s

“When we say ‘singles’, in the context of music, we immediately think of those little 45rpm records in brightly coloured bags. Before 45s there were 78s, and it wasn’t until 1949 that RCA released the first 45; when they did … Continue reading

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Third World Liberation Front strikes of 1968

SF State cafeteria, site of organizing and speech-making prior to and during the strike. “The Third World Liberation Front (TWLF) rose in 1968 as a coalition of ethnic student groups on college campuses in California in response to the Eurocentric … Continue reading

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