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Fifty Years of Activist Art by Emory Douglas

“#BlackLivesMatter—the movement, not just the hashtag—is the most significant broad-based human rights coalition for black Americans since the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. The struggle today could not be fought in its current iterations without the contributions of artist … Continue reading

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The Last Picture Show – Peter Bogdanovich (1971)

The Last Picture Show (1971) is an evocative and bittersweet slice-of-life ‘picture show’ from young newcomer, 31 year-old director Peter Bogdanovich, formerly a stage actor and film writer/critic. The screenplay was based on the novel of the same name by … Continue reading

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Chicago 1968: The Whole World Is Watching chronicles the chaos of the infamous DNC convention

“One afternoon a little more than 50 years ago, the photographer Michael Cooper wandered into the bar at the Chateau Marmont in LA and happened to run into a friend, the writer Terry Southern. Southern had time for just one … Continue reading

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How Michael Herr Transcended New Journalism – Robert Stone

Leroy won a George Polk Award in 1967 for her photographs of Vietnam. “In 1971, during the rainy season, I was sitting in a room in an old-fashioned French hotel in Saigon, Republic of Vietnam. It was evening and darkness … Continue reading

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Big Brother & The Holding Company – Live At The Carousel Ballroom 1968

“Fly on the psychedelic wall: The Bear’s sonic journals snag a masterpiece… Somewhere within the sonic depths of this extraordinary concert tape’s opener, ‘Combination of the Two,’ as James Gurley’s distorted guitar angles toward a kind of demented Coltrane-like climax, … Continue reading

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31 literary icons of Greenwich Village

Streetview of 81 Horatio Street, where Baldwin lived from 1958 to 1961 “Greenwich Village, specifically the historic district at its core, has been described as many things, but ‘literary’ may be among the most common. That’s not only because the … Continue reading

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The Game of War: Debord as Strategist

Constant Nieuwenhuys, New Babylon/Amsterdam, 1963. “The only member of the Situationist International to remain at its dissolution in 1972 was Guy Debord (1931–1994). He is often held to be synonymous with the movement, but anti-Debordist accounts rightly stress the role … Continue reading

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