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The Psychedelic Poster Craze of the 1960s

“For centuries, the poster has been a useful tool for advertising coming attractions, warning of dangers both physical and spiritual, and publicly calling for political change. But it wasn’t until the 1960s that the idea of using posters for decoration … Continue reading

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Space City!

“Space City! was an underground newspaper published in Houston, Texas from June 5, 1969 to August 3, 1972. The founders were Students for a Democratic Society veterans and former members of the staff of the Austin, Texas, underground newspaper, The … Continue reading

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White Noise

“‘They were totally useless,’ David Vorhaus says, remembering the initial reaction from Island Records to his album . ‘This guy skims through bits of it. Oh, I don’t understand this album. I don’t think you can have any publicity budget … Continue reading

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Collected Poems – Edward Dorn

“A Collected Poems of Edward Dorn, the American poet who died in 1999, is a necessary and overdue publication, and, whatever the circumstances, the fact that it was not published in U.S.A. suggests that there is something very wrong with … Continue reading

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Jim Bouton – Ball Four (1970)

“Jim Bouton, a pitcher of modest achievement but a celebrated iconoclast who left a lasting mark on baseball as the author of ‘Ball Four,’ a raunchy, shrewd, irreverent — and best-selling — player’s diary that tainted the game’s wholesome image, … Continue reading

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Chasing the Moon – PBS

“The most harrowing moment in the new three-part PBS series Chasing the Moon, about the race to the Moon in the 1960s, happens on Earth, in the suburban home of astronaut Frank Borman, near the Manned Spacecraft Center south of … Continue reading

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The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967 – Hunter S. Thompson

“One thing that this collection of letters makes clear at the outset is that Hunter S. Thompson, he of the ‘Fear and Loathing’ books, for whom the phrase ‘gonzo journalist’ was invented, has always burned to carve his initials onto … Continue reading

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Shirley Clarke

“Shirley Clarke (née Brimberg; October 2, 1919 – September 23, 1997) was an American experimental and independent filmmaker, director and editor. … In her first film, Dance in the Sun (1953), she adapted a choreography of Daniel Nagrin. The New … Continue reading

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The Situationist Times

“The Situationist Times was an international, English-language periodical created and edited by Jacqueline de Jong, of which six issues were published between 1962 and 1967. A radical compendium using such Situationist tactics as détournement and a printed form of dérive, … Continue reading

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My Time as a Vietnam War-era Conscientious Objector

Conscientious objector William White being dragged from his home in Sydney after being arrested, 1966 “When I chose to apply for conscientious objector status in 1969 during the height of the Vietnam War, I was a teenager and in a … Continue reading

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