With new mayor DeBlasio in and stop and frisk under review, is New York's crime poised to rise again? The South Bronx burned, Harlem overdosed, and Brooklyn was ruled by the knives and bicycle chains of feral gangs. Then it got worse. The Mafia poured tons of China White onto the street and 13 year old warlords peddled vials of cocaine to passing cars.
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“Jupiter and Saturn, Oberon, Miranda / And Titania, Neptune, Titan / Stars can frighten…” (Pink Floyd, ‘Astronomy Domine’, The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, 1967).
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Sunday, 01 November 2015 15:18

The Miss World Riots of 1970

Miss World, where perfection is awarded. Women are judged on their bodies as they parade down a catwalk in bikinis, and where one of the biggest feminism riots took place.
Published in Music
Coming clean, he told the world why he was robbing the bank that day. Citing that through his wife’s suicide attempt over not having a woman body he had resorted to robbing a bank to provide for it.
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“Nobody would ever rob a bank to give a guy a sex-change operation, that’s why they made a movie about it”
Published in Culture
Monday, 12 October 2015 19:18

A Short History of The Meters

The Meters were put together in 1965, when Art Neville (keyboards) recruited George Porter, Jr. (bass guitar), Joseph (Zigaboo) Modeliste (drums) and Leo Nocentelli (guitar, vocals) .
Published in Music
I’ve had enough, I’m for the lads at the City End who don’t give a damn. Who work for the week to get to Saturday. ....
Published in Culture
Monday, 31 August 2015 11:20

Brief History of Greenwich Village

The area which is now Greenwich Village was once marshland and 16th century Native Americans referred to it as Sapokanikan ("tobacco field").
Published in Culture
Monday, 31 August 2015 10:28

Soul Train - The Hippest Trip in America

Few television series were as innovative and influential as Soul Train.
Published in Video of the Week
Sunday, 23 August 2015 09:58

Chicago Stone Greasers – A History

Throughout the 1950s until the early 1980s, Chicago's youth was divided into two cultures: the Greasers and the Hippies.
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