Category Archives: Newspaper

Open City

“Open City was a weekly underground newspaper published in Los Angeles by avant-garde journalist John Bryan from May 6, 1967 to April 1969. It was noted for its coverage of radical politics, rock music, psychedelic culture and the ‘Notes of … Continue reading

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Motor City Comics #1 – April, 1969

“In the spring of 1969 Crumb produced Motor City Comics #1, which introduces Lenore Goldberg, one of his strongest female characters to date. While she displays some of Crumb’s favorite physical attributes, such as muscular thighs and cheesecake cleavage, Goldberg … Continue reading

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Underground newspapers: The social media networks of the 1960s and 1970s

Published in Detroit from 1965 to 1967, Free Poems Among Friends was one of a large number of literary undergrounds. “The social movements of the 1960s and 1970s transformed American politics, social life, and culture. From civil rights groups, to … Continue reading

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Practical Man’s Guide to Washington Square

“… August 2, 1962. The fantastical map above was conceived by Jaf to supplement ‘A Practical Man’s Guide to Washington Square.’ The numbers in parentheses in the article may be coordi­nated with the numbers on the map. Monuments and Shrines. … Continue reading

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Realize Your Desires: Underground Press from the Library of Stefan Brecht

“Printed Matter presents Realize Your Desires: Underground Press from the Library of Stefan Brecht, an exhibition of alternative and independently-published newsprint periodicals from the early ‘60s to mid ‘70s.  Featuring work from nearly 30 presses with over 400 individual issues, … Continue reading

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CoEvolution Quarterly

“… CoEvolution Quarterly had a profound influence on me from its inception in spring 1974 through to the end of its storied run, ten years later. CQ was the brain-child of Stewart Brand and a band of highly educated, counter-culture … Continue reading

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Gandalf’s Garden

“Gandalf’s Garden was a mystical community which flourished at the end of the 1960s as part of the London hippie-underground movement, and ran a shop and a magazine of the same name. It emphasised the mystical interests of the period, … Continue reading

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