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Blonde on Blonde – Bob Dylan (1966)

“Blonde on Blonde is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on June 20, 1966 by Columbia Records. Recording sessions began in New York in October 1965 with numerous backing musicians, including members of Dylan’s live backing … Continue reading

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A Small Town in Germany – John le Carré (1968)

“I’m still making my way through John le Carré’s oeuvre in chronological order, and so far it has been a surprisingly interesting and enjoyable journey. My most recent stop, A Small Town in Germany, is no exception to this, and … Continue reading

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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner – Tony Richardson (1962)

“The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner is a 1962 British coming-of-age film. The screenplay adaptation was written by Alan Sillitoe from Sillitoe’s short story of the same name. The film was directed by Tony Richardson, one of the new … Continue reading

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WBOX: Civil rights strife and KKK boycott

“WBOX is a radio station broadcasting on 920 AM in Bogalusa, Louisiana. The station is owned by Best Country Broadcasting, LLC, and carries a country format. In 1965, the station was boycotted by the Ku Klux Klan during a turbulent … Continue reading

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Nomad (1959-1962)

“Nomad was an avant garde literary magazine that Anthony Linick and Donald Factor (the son of Max Factor, Jr.,) edited and published in Los Angeles between 1959 and 1962. The first issue came out in the winter of 1959. Linick … Continue reading

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Napalm and The Dow Chemical Company

In November, more than 125 students occupy the University Placement Services Office, forcing Dow Chemical, the producers of napalm, to call off schedules interviews. Washington Square Journal, 11/30/67. “Napalm had been used before, most notably in the incendiary bombs that … Continue reading

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“Ska (/skɑː/; Jamaican: [skjæ]) is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and was the precursor to rocksteady and reggae. It combined elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues. Ska is … Continue reading

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