Post Tagged with: "counterculture"

Anaïs Nin at 110 0
by / on January 21, 2013 at 11:17 pm / in Joe Nolan's Insomnia

Anaïs Nin at 110

Anaïs Nin was an American born to Hispanic/Cuban parents in France on February 21, 1903. Although we associate the author with Paris, she spent most of her life living in the U.S. A writer of essays, short stories and novels, Nin’s literary triumph was the publication of her diaries which chronicled more than six decades of experiences. Nin carried on […]

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An Interview with Alan Moore 0
by / on August 8, 2012 at 3:58 pm / in Uncategorized

An Interview with Alan Moore

One of the great highlights from the time we spent with Disinformation was our podcast interview with Alan Moore. Listen to it here, in its entirety.

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Cold War Dating! (Video) 2
by / on August 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm / in Video

Cold War Dating! (Video)

This music video ala Donald Fagen will put you right in the cold war nuclear mindset that so many of our podcasts evoke.

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Dock Ellis and the LSD No-Hitter (Video) 0
by / on August 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm / in Video

Dock Ellis and the LSD No-Hitter (Video)

Michael Phelps isn’t the only sports hero who turns the war on drugs on it’s head. Here’s the tale of the Dock Ellis LSD No-Hitter!

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Macho Man Randy Savage: Unsung Comic Genius (Video) 0
by / on August 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm / in Video

Macho Man Randy Savage: Unsung Comic Genius (Video)

The late Macho Man Randy Savage was one of the unsung comic geniuses of the 20th Century. Check out this brilliant interview with Savage on the Arsenio Hall Show in 1992.

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Chris Marker: Adieu to a Poet of Film 0
by / on August 1, 2012 at 8:00 pm / in Joe Nolan's Insomnia

Chris Marker: Adieu to a Poet of Film

While directors as diverse as Michael Moore, Werner Herzog and Jean-Luc Godard have made films balanced between documented facts and manufactured fictions, it was French director Chris Marker who invented the film essay.

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Sherman Hemsley: Acid King 0
by / on July 27, 2012 at 8:00 pm / in Joe Nolan's Insomnia

Sherman Hemsley: Acid King

I was sad to hear about the passing of Sherman Hemsley earlier this week. The Jeffersons was a progressive, challenging show and Hemsley’s George Jefferson came off as a kind of black Archie Bunker, always at odds with his circumstances, never knowing when to keep his mouth shut. I preferred Good Times to The Jeffersons as a little kid, but The Jeffersons was funny and it had a pretty great theme song (although not as good as Good Times’).

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So Long, Harry Crews 0
by / on July 17, 2012 at 8:00 pm / in Joe Nolan's Insomnia

So Long, Harry Crews

A few weeks back I was flipping through a Southern culture magazine at a drug store when I found out that Harry Crews had died at the end of March. The novelist, short story writer and memoirist was one of my literary heroes and -since we’re not doing a Coincidence Control Network podcast this afternoon – I felt it was my responsibility to slip in at least one pop-culture obituary here at the blog.

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