Category Archives: Newspaper

Robin Morgan

Robin Morgan, Susan Brownmiller, and Gloria Steinem “Robin Morgan (born January 29, 1941) is an American poet, author, political theorist and activist, journalist, lecturer, and former child actor. Since the early 1960s she has been a key radical feminist member of … Continue reading

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The Last Times – William Burroughs, Claude Pelieu, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Bukowski (1967)

The Last Times I – “Day the Records Went Up” by William S. Burroughs, photograph of Herbert Huncke “The Last Times was a tabloid underground newspaper published in San Francisco in 1967 by beatnik poet and printer Charles Plymell. It … Continue reading

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Latin Liberation News Service: The Newspapers of the Young Lords Organization

“The Young Lords began in 1959 as a street gang in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. By the end of the next decade it had transformed into an explosive social movement rooted in communities across the country. After reorganizing and formally … Continue reading

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Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media

“John McMillian’s new book, ‘Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America,’ is a lively account of an oft-overlooked aspect of the anti-war movement: the hundreds of radical underground newspapers that proliferated—and then promptly … Continue reading

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Some/thing – Jerome Rothenberg/David Antin (1965–68)

“David Antin’s first separate book was in preparation at Hawk’s Well Press (Definitions was ultimately published by Caterpillar in 1967) when he joined with veteran poet and editor Jerome Rothenberg to create Some/thing. The first issue, published by Rothenberg’s Hawk’s … Continue reading

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THE MOVEMENT

“… For six years during that era, a small-circulation newspaper, THE MOVEMENT, was published each month in San Francisco and distributed nationwide. At its peak, it produced a 25,000 copy press run with 2,500 paid subscriptions. Of the many “underground … Continue reading

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Broadside (magazine)

“Broadside magazine was a small mimeographed publication founded in 1962 by Agnes ‘Sis’ Cunningham and her husband, Gordon Friesen. Hugely influential in the folk-revival, it was often controversial. Issues of what is folk music, what is folk rock, and who … Continue reading

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Artifacts of the Analog Era – Rex Weiner

“As I pack the FedEx box addressed to the Interference Archive in Brooklyn, New York—a nonprofit study center for ‘objects created as part of social movements by the participants themselves: posters, flyers, publications, zines, t-shirts and buttons, audio recordings…’—I am … Continue reading

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Viet-Report

“… At one or another antiwar meeting in Manhattan, I encountered Carol Brightman and John McDermott, who were starting up a new magazine designed to fuel the anti-war teach-ins on college campuses.  We hit it off and I signed on … Continue reading

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Robert Stone on the 1960s and A New Disruption in Culture By Robert Stone

Seaman’s papers, 1960 “The word that I associate with the 60s is Disruption. There was, for example, technical disruption, just as there had been around the invention of the printing press. The computer, which had started the decade sitting in … Continue reading

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