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Stan Brakhage – Mothlight (1963)

“Stan Brakhage’s Mothlight is an experimental testament to the broad interpretation of’ ‘anything’ in Holis Frampton’s quote, ‘It seems that a film is anything that may be put in a projector that will modulate the emerging beam of light.’ For … Continue reading

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Blues People: Negro Music in White America – LeRoi Jones (1963)

“Blues People: Negro Music in White America is a seminal study of Afro-American music (and culture generally) by Amiri Baraka, who published it as LeRoi Jones in 1963. In Blues People Baraka explores the possibility that the history of black … Continue reading

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Mayor Daley

“Richard Joseph Daley (May 15, 1902 – December 20, 1976) was an American politician who served as the 38th Mayor of Chicago for a total of 21 years beginning on April 20, 1955 until his death on December 20, 1976. … Continue reading

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C-Ration

“The C-Ration, or Type C ration, was an individual canned, pre-cooked, and prepared wet ration. It was intended to be issued to U.S. military land forces when fresh food (A-ration) or packaged unprepared food (B-ration) prepared in mess halls or … Continue reading

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With the Weathermen: The Personal Journal of a Revolutionary Woman – Susan Stern (1975)

“Drugs. Sex. Revolutionary violence. From its first pages, Susan Stern’s memoir With the Weathermen provides a candid, first-hand look at the radical politics and the social and cultural environment of the New Left during the late 1960s. The Weathermen–a U.S.-based, … Continue reading

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Five Easy Pieces – Bob Rafelson (1970)

“Five Easy Pieces is a 1970 American drama film written by Carole Eastman (as Adrien Joyce) and Bob Rafelson, and directed by Rafelson. The film stars Jack Nicholson, with Karen Black, Susan Anspach, Ralph Waite, and Sally Struthers in supporting … Continue reading

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We choose to go to the Moon

“On September 12, 1962, President John F. Kennedy delivered a speech about the effort to reach the Moon, to a large crowd gathered at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas. It was one of Kennedy’s earlier speeches meant to persuade the … Continue reading

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