Category Archives: Vietnam War

Ken Kesey: One Who Wigged Out (May 1966)

“Where is novelist Ken Kesey? It has been months and still no word on him. Not since O. Henry, 70 years ago, has an American lit­erary figure taken it on the lam after getting into trouble with the law. O. … Continue reading

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“Hey, Hey, LBJ…”: President Lyndon Baines Johnson in Poster Art: 1962 – 1968

David Levine. Pen and ink. 1966. “On December 1, 2009, in an address to the nation delivered from the United States Military Academy at West Point, President Obama announced the sending of an additional 30,000 U.S. combat troops to Afghanistan … 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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New York’s Finest: Busting Out All Over (May 2, 1968)

“WASHINGTON SQUARE — While the good John Lindsay praised the peace parade in Central Park, the bad John Lindsay had the peace parade busted in Washington Square Park. While the good Sanford Garelik passed out flyers of ‘principles to guide … Continue reading

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The Quiet American – Graham Greene: Directed by Phillip Noyce (2002)

“The mood of wry disillusion that seeps through the screen adaptation of Graham Greene’s novel ‘The Quiet American’ is sounded in the movie’s opening moments by the voice of Michael Caine musing dreamily on the mystique of Saigon in the … Continue reading

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Teach-Ins Helped Galvanize Student Activism in the 1960s. They Can Do So Again Today.

Hans Morgenthau leads a debate on Vietnam that was broadcast to teach-ins across the nation on May 15, 1965. “When the teach-ins protesting the Vietnam War erupted on many campuses across the country in 1965, academic administrators complained that the … Continue reading

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The Trials of Muhammad Ali – Bill Siegel (2013)

“Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Clay, was not the only American to refuse to serve during the Vietnam War, but he was, by some measures, the most famous, the loudest and the baddest. Tracing the road to Mr. Ali’s act of … Continue reading

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Mary McCarthy – Battle of Grosvenor Square (October 27, 1968)

“It was very English to call it ‘the Demo,’ and no wonder the pet name stuck, conjuring up a specter of ‘demos,’ the people (sometimes pejorative), but on the other hand ‘democracy’ (good), which withstood the test of the demonstration. … Continue reading

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Flashback: Good Humor delighted generations with its curbside delivery of ice cream bars — and not even the mob could stop it

Al Cooney loads ice cream into his Good Humor truck at the start of the season at the Good Humor offices at 4825 W. Arthington St. on April 1, 1965, in Chicago. “For Chicagoans of a certain age, the sound … Continue reading

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Ingmar Bergman – Persona (1966)

“Persona is a 1966 Swedish psychological drama film, written and directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann. The story revolves around a young nurse named Alma (Andersson) and her patient, well-known stage actress Elisabet Vogler (Ullmann), … Continue reading

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