Category Archives: Counterculture

Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done

“For a brief period in the early 1960s, a group of choreographers, visual artists, composers, and filmmakers gathered in Judson Memorial Church, a socially engaged Protestant congregation in New York’s Greenwich Village, for a series of workshops that ultimately redefined … Continue reading

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Sunset Strip curfew riots

“The Sunset Strip curfew riots, also known as the ‘hippie riots’, were a series of early counterculture-era clashes that took place between police and young people on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, California in 1966. By the mid 1960s, The … Continue reading

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October Crisis

“The October Crisis (French: La crise d’octobre) occurred in October 1970 in the province of Quebec in Canada, mainly in the Montreal metropolitan area. Members of the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) kidnapped the provincial Deputy Premier Pierre Laporte … Continue reading

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Situationist International Anthology

“Preface to the Situationist International Anthology. In 1957 a few European avant-garde groups came together to form the Situationist International. Over the next decade the SI developed an increasingly incisive and coherent critique of modern society and of its bureaucratic … Continue reading

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“The Whole World Is Watching”: An Oral History of the 1968 Columbia Uprising

“At Columbia University in April 1968, about a thousand students forcibly commandeered five campus buildings, effectively igniting the mass student revolts of the 60s. The events that began haphazardly on April 23 soon grew into a public crescendo of awakening … Continue reading

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USCO

Gerd Stern, NO OW NOW, USCO Two Mantras, 1966-70 “USCO was an American media art collective in the 1960s, founded by Gerd Stern, Michael Callahan, and Steve Durkee in New York. USCO, an acronym for Us Company or the Company … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Free Press

“The Los Angeles Free Press, also called ‘The Freep’, was among the most widely distributed underground newspapers of the 1960s. It is often cited as the first such newspaper. The Free Press was edited and published weekly, for most of … Continue reading

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