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Articles tagged 1960s

Thursday, November 13 2014

‘Countercultures and Popular Music’ Is Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation

A fascinating, thorough, and highly intellectual exploration of how popular music shaped the counterculture of the '60s, this is a must read for any fan of music and/or modern anthropology.


Wednesday, May 8 2013

When Everything Changed: Memory, Nostalgia and the Tragic Turning Point

Popular culture creates its own nostalgic image of a time period that is both fact and fiction. When combined with the shaky foundations of our own memories, who can really tell what happened? How will pop culture translate the tragic events of today?


Thursday, May 2 2013

Comics-in-Chief: Laughing With (and At) the Presidents—The Scathing Slice of the Satirical Edge

When America chose Nixon over Paulsen at the polls, it ushered in a president that many consider one of the most humor-challenged in modern history.


Sunday, April 21 2013

In Defense of Don Draper

As Season Six of Mad Men continues, the controversial and iconic figure of Don Draper is back at it. Love him or hate him... you can't ignore him.


Wednesday, September 15 2010

Los Saicos: Demolición: The Complete Recordings

Occasionally compared to their North American contemporaries the Trashmen, Los Saicos sound more feral.


Sunday, March 14 2010

Various Artists: Dengue Fever Presents Electric Cambodia

It's the particular pitch of a female singer like Ros Sereysothea that makes this music singular.


Tuesday, January 19 2010

Rolling Stones: In the 1960s

This two-disc set is a decent attempt at encapsulating the group's early career -- a formidable task given the complexities of both the band and the era.


Thursday, September 3 2009

A Sly take on ‘60s culture


Friday, August 28 2009

Taking Woodstock

The Ang Lee take on Woodstock never gets much beyond these clichés: hippies took drugs, rain made mud, the music was great and crowds were huge.


Thursday, May 28 2009

Please Step Back by Ben Greenman

It’s maddening to see addiction for the way it turns a person into the one-dimensional cliché familiar from a hundred After School Specials and Behind the Musics.


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