Category Archives: revolution

Libre Puerto Rico

On September 12th of 1983 Víctor Manuel Gerena dropped off his girl at Hartford City Hall to get a marriage license after which the minimum-wage guard finished the day’s work at Wells Fargo armored car facility by drugging his two white co-workers and robbing the depot of $7,000,000 in cash. His girlfriend was stranded at […]

Kent State 1970

Forty-three years ago John Filo snapped an iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of Mary Ann Vecchio, a fourteen-year-old runaway, kneeling over the body of Jeffrey Miller after he was shot dead by the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970. I was 17. Richard Nixon had been elected President in 1968, promising to end the Vietnam […]

St. Mark’s Place East Village 1968

Even the best of times have their bests But 1968 wasn’t all fun and games for the hippies of the East Village. There were no luxury condos then.

Da Poor Versus Da Rich

BURN ALL CONDOS We all poor and we ain’t gonna get rich believing in WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE. Burn baby burn. Foto by Gwen O’Neill.

KICK OUT THE JAMS by Peter Nolan Smith

In the fall of 1969 my all-boys parochial school entered a chocolate-selling competition with the other Catholic educational institutions in Boston. The top prize for most sales was a concert by a band from Elektra Records. Rumors abounded that the band on offer was The Doors. Everyone wished it was true, because in 1967 the […]