Tag Archives: Documentary

NYC: Token and change

“From the inauguration of IRT subway services in 1904 until the unified system of 1948 (including predecessor BMT and IND subway services), the fare for a ride on the subway of any length was 5 cents ($.05 in 1904 equivalent … Continue reading

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Yvonne Rainer – Decade of Radical Experimentation

“As someone cursed with the wayward gait of a drunk learning to ice-skate, I’m prone to thinking of dancers as a special, slightly frightening breed of magical creature, like the earthly descendants of certain birds. How, then, to make sense … Continue reading

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“KPFK (90.7 FM) is a listener-sponsored radio station based in North Hollywood, California, United States, which serves Southern California, and also streams 24 hours a day via the Internet. It was the second of five stations in the non-commercial, listener-sponsored … Continue reading

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Seven dirty words

“The seven dirty words are seven English-language curse words that American comedian George Carlin first listed in his 1972 ‘Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television’ monologue. … At the time, the words were considered highly inappropriate and unsuitable … Continue reading

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Existential Comics

“Portland-based software developer Corey Mohler never took a philosophy class in college. But when it comes to popular philosophy, his Existential Comics rule the Internet. He’s made well over 100 of them since 2013, encompassing thinkers from the pre-Socratic Greeks … Continue reading

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“The Work Is Never Done:” Judson Dance Theater Transforms MoMA

A Concert of Dance Nos. 14, 15, 16, by Robert Morris. New York: Judson Dance Theater, 1964. “In 1968, Village Voice critic Jill Johnston proclaimed that between 1962 and 1964 a ‘revolution’ had occurred at Judson Memorial Church. With its … Continue reading

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New York City: the 51st State, Norman Mailer–Jimmy Breslin

Norman Mailer, at the microphone, campaigning for mayor in the garment district with Jimmy Breslin in June 1969. “New York City: the 51st State was the platform of the Norman Mailer–Jimmy Breslin candidacy in the 1969 New York City Democratic … Continue reading

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The Guggenheim

The Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 – 1969), who developed the concept of ‘organic architecture’, that a building should develop out of its surroundings. The Guggenheim’s concrete rings allow light into the building to display the exhibits … Continue reading

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Yvonne Rainer, a Giant of Choreography, Makes Her Last Dance

Yvonne Rainer, 87, photographed in Fort Tryon Park. “In 1966, Yvonne Rainer presented ‘Trio A,’ her celebrated solo that emphasized movement over expression. By stripping dance of narrative, of emotion and even of the dancer’s gaze — there is no … Continue reading

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Mel’s Drive-In Protest 1963

“By the 1960s, San Francisco’s widespread racist employment patterns ushered in a series of social protest movements led by the city’s progressives aimed at promoting equal rights and job opportunities for African American residents of the city. The Civil Rights … Continue reading

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