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West Side Story (1961)

“West Side Story is a 1961 American musical romantic drama film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. The film is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was inspired by William Shakespeare‘s … Continue reading

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Cannabis smoking

“Cannabis smoking is the inhalation of smoke or vapors released by heating the flowers, leaves, or extracts of cannabis or marijuana and releasing the main psychoactive chemical, Δ9–tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is absorbed into the bloodstream via the lungs. Apart from … Continue reading

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Chicago Seed

“Seed was an underground newspaper launched by artist Don Lewis and Earl Segal (aka the Mole), owner of the Molehole, a local poster shop, and published biweekly in Chicago, Illinois from May 1967 to 1974; there were 121 issues published … Continue reading

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Art Workers Coalition

Flyer for demonstration on March 30, 1969. “The Art Workers’ Coalition (AWC) was an open coalition of artists, filmmakers, writers, critics, and museum staff that formed in New York City in January 1969. Its principal aim was to pressure the … Continue reading

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Hanoi Hannah

“Trịnh Thị Ngọ ([ṯɕïŋ˧ˀ˨ʔ tʰi˧ˀ˨ʔ ŋɔ˧ˀ˨ʔ]; 1931 – 30 September 2016), also known as Thu Hương and Hanoi Hannah, was a Vietnamese radio personality best known for her work during the Vietnam War, when she made English-language broadcasts for North … Continue reading

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The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter – Incredible String Band (1968)

“The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter stands as the Incredible String Band‘s undisputed classic among critics and musicians alike — ask Robert Plant, who touted its influence on Led Zeppelin‘s first album and general direction. Recorded and released in 1968, the album … Continue reading

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Peter Weiss – Marat/Sade (1963)

“The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade, usually shortened to Marat/Sade, is a 1967 British film adaptation of Peter Weiss‘ play Marat/Sade. … Continue reading

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