Monday, May 25, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Ammons on Rezi, April 1960
Posted by Al Filreis at 4:48 PM
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
fascism not confined to the Twilight Zone
Rod Serling's antifascist closing narration to the March 4, 1960, episode of "The Twilight Zone"—"The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street." http://bit.ly/1a2tS7z (audio)
Posted by Al Filreis at 4:22 PM
Monday, March 9, 2015
Whitman, Williams, Oppen
George Oppen in a letter to William Carlos Williams, Summer 1960: "People who are afraid to talk won't produce much poetry. Tho Whitman has been no use to me. Perhaps arriving after you I don't need him. I always feel that that deluge and soup of words is a screen for the uncertainty of his own identity." (Selected Letters of George Oppen, ed. Rachel Blau DuPlessis, p. 39)
Posted by Al Filreis at 9:24 PM
Sunday, March 1, 2015
the conservative's selection of Ez
Conservative publisher Henry Regnery put out a book of miscellaneous (and in some cases uncollected) essays on American civilization by Ezra Pound.
Posted by Al Filreis at 7:41 AM
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Jasper Johns, "Flashlight"
Jasper Johns, Flashlight (1960); cast 1980-81. Made of bronze and glass. (Philadelphia Museum of Art, February 2015, on loan from a collection of the artist.)
Posted by Al Filreis at 7:05 AM
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Hannah Weinstein's "The Four Just Men"
Hannah Weinstein, living and working in England since 1952 to avoid anticommunist blacklisting and possible congressional prosecution in the U.S., created a British television series aired in 39 episodes in late 1959 and 1960 called The Four Just Men. Someone has done us the favor of making 37 of the episodes available on YouTube here. One episode features the resurgence of fascism by way of a weekly magazine that has caused fights between the "Americans" and Puerto Ricans in a boys' club. Below is a screenshot of what Mr. Rivera, father of a boy who is stabbed in a scuffle with "Americans," reads in Garnes Weekly.
Posted by Al Filreis at 10:12 AM
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Louis Zukofsky's "Julia's Wild"
Thanks to UbuWeb for this one.
Posted by Al Filreis at 9:57 AM
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Nam June Paik cuts off John Cage's tie
On October 6, 1960, at Mary Bauermeister's atelier in Cologne, while performing Etude for Pianoforte, shy young Nam June Paik suddenly and violently took a scissors and cut off John Cage's tie as Cage was sitting near the front of the audience.
Posted by Al Filreis at 5:26 PM
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