Category Archives: Documentary

Expo 67

“The 1967 International and Universal Exposition or Expo 67, as it was commonly known, was a general exhibition, Category One World’s Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from April 27 to October 29, 1967. It is considered to be the … Continue reading

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Jonas Mekas (1922– 2019)

“Jonas Mekas (Lithuanian: [ˈjonɐs ˈmækɐs]; born December 24, 1922– January 23, 2019) is a Lithuanian–American filmmaker, poet and artist who has often been called ‘the godfather of American avant-garde cinema.’ His work has been exhibited in museums and festivals worldwide. … … Continue reading

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How the Slice Joint Made Pizza the Perfect New York City Food

Getting pizza and hanging about on MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village. Aug. 2, 1963. “Pizza can be a great divider in New York. In fact, one of the easiest ways to get into argument (without end) is to name a … Continue reading

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Underground – Emile de Antonio, Haskell Wexler, Mary Lampson (1976)

“Underground is a 1976 documentary film about the Weathermen, founded as a militant faction of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), who fought to overthrow the U.S. government during the 1960s and 1970s. The film consists of interviews with … Continue reading

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Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States

“Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States was a landmark report published on January 11, 1964, by the Surgeon General’s Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health, chaired by the then Surgeon … Continue reading

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Buckminster Fuller Documented His Life Every 15 Minutes, from 1920 Until 1983

“If you’ve heard of Buckminster Fuller, you’ve almost certainly heard the word ‘Dymaxion.’ Despite its strong pre-Space Age redolence, the term has somehow remained compelling into the 21st century. But what does it mean? When Fuller, a self-described ‘comprehensive, anticipatory … Continue reading

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1970 Polish protests

“The Polish 1970 Strikes (Polish: Grudzień 1970, ‘December 1970’) occurred in northern Poland in December 1970. The protests were sparked by a sudden increase of prices of food and other everyday items. As a result of the strikes, which were … Continue reading

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