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Printing a Revolution: The Posters of Paris ’68

“Clash of Images,” an exhibition in Paris of posters, paintings, films and other works from the uprising of May 1968 and beyond. “PARIS — Fifty years ago, almost to the day, students here began to strike over the rigidity and … Continue reading

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Winter Soldier (1972)

“Winter Soldier is a 1972 documentary film chronicling the Winter Soldier Investigation which took place in Detroit, Michigan, from January 31 to February 2, 1971. The film documents the accounts of American soldiers who returned from the War in Vietnam, … Continue reading

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Theatre Genesis

Radical thoughts, limited spaces: a performance at the Caffe Cino. “Theatre Genesis was an Off-Off-Broadway theater founded in 1964 by Ralph Cook. Located in the historic St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery in New York City, it produced the work of new … Continue reading

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1968: When the Communist Party Stopped a French Revolution

A young Parisian photographs the barricades stlll in place the morning after the riots. In May of 1968, angry students and workers took to the streets to protest against widespread poverty, unemployment, and the conservative government of Charles de Gaulle. … Continue reading

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Think big, be free, have sex … 10 reasons to be an existentialist

De Beauvoir and Sarte on a Paris street after their release from police custody, June 1970. They were arrested for selling a newspaper advocating the overthrow of the French government. “I was a teenage existentialist. I became one at 16 … Continue reading

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Andy Warhol

“Andy Warhol (/ˈwɔːrhɒl/;[1] born Andrew Warhola; August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist, director and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic … Continue reading

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Go-go boots

“Go-go boots are a low-heeled style of women’s fashion boot first introduced in the mid-1960s. The original go-go boots, as defined by André Courrèges in 1964, were white, low-heeled, and mid-calf in height, a specific style which is sometimes called … Continue reading

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