Category Archives: Documentary

Stan Brakhage – Mothlight (1963)

“Stan Brakhage’s Mothlight is an experimental testament to the broad interpretation of’ ‘anything’ in Holis Frampton’s quote, ‘It seems that a film is anything that may be put in a projector that will modulate the emerging beam of light.’ For … Continue reading

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Pinball

1965 Gottlieb Kings and Queens Pinball Machine “Pinball is a type of arcade game, in which points are scored by a player manipulating one or more steel balls on a play field inside a glass-covered cabinet called a pinball machine … Continue reading

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Third World Liberation Front strikes of 1968

Sit-in during SF State College strike, 1968. “The Third World Liberation Front (TWLF) rose in 1968 as a coalition of various ethnic student groups on college campuses in California in response to the perceived Eurocentric education and lack of diversity … Continue reading

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Young Lords

“The Young Lords, later Young Lords Organization and, in New York (notably Spanish Harlem), Young Lords Party, was a Puerto Rican leftist group in several United States cities, notably New York City, and in Lincoln Park, Chicago, the Neighborhood where … Continue reading

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Peace, Love, and Revolution at the Library

“The spirit of the 60s never truly left. And this season, it’s front and center at the Library—and across the city—with era-inspired programs, special guests, exhibitions, and more. In collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s citywide festival The 60s, the Library is launching … Continue reading

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Soldiers in la Guerra

Gilberto C. Villarreal, the author’s father, in Vietnam. “The Edgewood Independent School District, located in a predominantly lower-income Mexican immigrant and Mexican-American west side neighborhood of San Antonio, suffered 54 casualties during the Vietnam War, one of the highest rates … Continue reading

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Radio Atlantic: How Has America Changed Since 1968?

“As 2018 begins, tensions and tumult in America are high. But before the end of 1968, Conor Friedersdorf reminded us in The Atlantic, ‘Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy would be assassinated; U.S. troops would suffer their deadliest … Continue reading

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