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Birdman of Alcatraz – John Frankenheimer (1962)

“Birdman of Alcatraz is a 1962 American biographical drama film starring Burt Lancaster and directed by John Frankenheimer. It is a largely fictionalized version of the life of Robert Stroud, a federal prison inmate known as the ‘Birdman of Alcatraz’ … Continue reading

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The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects – Marshall McLuhan / Quentin Fiore (1967)

“The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects is a book co-created by media analyst Marshall McLuhan and graphic designer Quentin Fiore, and coordinated by Jerome Agel. It was published by Bantam books in 1967 and became a bestseller … Continue reading

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Sihanouk Trail

Map of the Communist forces in South Vietnam, 1964, showing areas controlled by the Viet Cong and the Ho Chi Minh trail that brought reinforcements from the North. “The Sihanouk Trail was a logistical supply system in Cambodia used by … Continue reading

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Return from the Stars – Stanisław Lem (1961)

“Return from the Stars (Polish: Powrót z gwiazd) is a science fiction novel by Polish author Stanisław Lem. Written in 1961, it is the story of a cosmonaut returning to his homeworld, Earth, and finding it a completely different place. … Continue reading

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#9: “Good Vibrations” – Beach Boys (1966)

“‘Good Vibrations’ is a song composed by Brian Wilson with lyrics by Mike Love for the American rock band the Beach Boys, of which both were members. Released on October 10, 1966, the single was an immediate critical and commercial … Continue reading

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The White Panthers

“The White Panthers were a far-left anti-racist white American political collective founded in 1968 by Pun Plamondon, Leni Sinclair, and John Sinclair. It was started in response to an interview where Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, … Continue reading

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Packers sweep

“The Packers sweep, also known as the Lombardi sweep, is an American football play popularized by Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi. The Packers sweep is based on the sweep, a football play that involves a back taking a handoff … Continue reading

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