Sunday, 23 August 2015 10:32

Nick Churchill on Clarks Desert Boots

As cultural icons go, the Clarks Desert Boot (other brands are available, but don't be fooled, there's only one that matters)
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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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“…And so farewell from your little droog. And to all others in this story profound shooms of lip-music brrrrrr.
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“‘What’s it going to be then, eh?’
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Sunday, 14 June 2015 18:21

Confrontation: Paris, 1968



A documentary by Seymour Drescher, Professor in the Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh, former student of George Mosse, and author of Abolition: A History of Slavery and Antislavery. The film looks at the student and worker upheaval in France in May, 1968.
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Spellbound
Spellbound was published by D.C. Thomson & Co. between 1976 and 1978, lasting just 69 issues. Launched on the 25th of September 1976 (with its run ending on the 21st of January 1978),
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Went to college, studied art / To be an artist, make a start
Studied hard, gained my degree / But no one seemed to notice me …
Tried cartoons and comic books / Dirty postcards, woman’s looks
Here was where the money lay / Classic art has had its day
The Creation, ‘Painter Man’, 1966.
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‘Come in from school / My head buzzing with rules’
Jook, ‘Crazy Kids’, 1974.
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‘Yes, I’m in Aggravation Place / Where the pressure takes the smile off every face’
Jook, ‘Aggravation Place’, 1978
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Between 10th November to 12th December 1983, BBC 1 ran a six part series, Johnny Jarvis.  A story of two friends spanning over a six year period, starting in 1977 and ending in the then present, 1983.  The series was set in Hackney and its surrounding boroughs, all shot on location with no studio scenes. Written by author, screenwriter and playwright Nigel Williams (20th January 1948) an Oxford graduate and talented writer who creates engaging and intriguing plots, with an emphasis on character study and development. Despite stemming from a public school education, much of Williams’ early work displays empathy for the working class, in particular teenagers.
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