Category Archives: Counterculture

Hip Capitalism Fails

March 14, 1968: Selling the underground press on Haight and Clayton. “By 1971 the original 1967 ambivalence among one element of hippie culture with the urban setting manifested itself in what I call the Long March to Tennessee, led by … Continue reading

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Carolee Schneemann (October 12, 1939 – March 6, 2019)

Eye Body # 24 from Eye Body: 36 Transformative Actions for Camera 1963 “Carolee Schneemann (October 12, 1939 – March 6, 2019) was an American visual experimental artist, known for her multi-media works on the body, narrative, sexuality and gender. … Continue reading

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Yarrowstalks

“Yarrowstalks was an underground newspaper (and later a magazine), primarily based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that published 12 issues from 1967 to 1975. It is notable for being the first publication to publish the comix of underground cartoonist Robert Crumb. Unlike … Continue reading

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The Poetry Project’s Half-Century of Dissent

“February 10, 1971, on a Wednesday night in the East Village, a full moon glowed in the wintry sky over St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery. Inside, a group of New York’s most cutting-edge scene-makers gathered at the Poetry Project to hear … Continue reading

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What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye (1971)

“What’s Going On is the eleventh studio album by American soul singer, songwriter, and producer Marvin Gaye. It was released on May 21, 1971, by the Motown Records subsidiary label Tamla. Recorded between 1970 and 1971 in sessions at Hitsville … Continue reading

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Forever Changes – Love (1967)

“Forever Changes is the third studio album by the American rock band Love, released by Elektra Records in November 1967. It was the final album recorded by the original band lineup; after its completion, Bryan Maclean left the group acrimoniously … Continue reading

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Coffee, Confusion and Jim Morrison: The Forgotten History of Hip Coffee Houses and Beatnik Poets in the Nation’s Capital

Cafe Rienzi, opened by painter David Grossblatt, was one of the first coffee shops in New York. Located on MacDougal Street, 1957. “The Beat Generation emerged in the 1950s as a bohemian-fueled movement of visionary literary heroes, passionate poets and … Continue reading

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The Rag

“The Rag was an underground newspaper published in Austin, Texas from 1966–1977. The weekly paper covered political and cultural topics that the conventional press ignored, such as the growing antiwar movement, the sexual revolution, gay liberation, and the drug culture. … Continue reading

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Access to Success – Whole Earth Catalog

“Bookstore managers didn’t know quite what to make of the oversized 64-page volume that showed up in their stores in the fall of 1968. It was called the ‘Whole Earth Catalog‘ and subtitled ‘Access to Tools.’ For $5, buyers got … Continue reading

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Mary Quant – V&A Dundee

“The exhibition Mary Quant currently showing at V&A Dundee is filled with revolutionising fashion, feminist dogma and, ultimately, playful artistry. As the first international retrospective focusing upon the career and significance of Dame Mary Quant (born 1930), the exhibition offers … Continue reading

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