Monthly Archives: "June 2013"

To be fair, I missed the Punk scene in NYC. In fact I was barely walking around when it was raging at Max’s Kansas City and CBGBs. But I did catch its morph into Hardcore...

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NEWSPAPER STRIKE STOPS CITY On June 30th, 1945: Angered by the terms of a newly drafted contract, 1,700 newspaper delivery men went on strike, sending the New York area into shock as hundreds of thousands...

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SWEENEY TODD CLOSES On June 29th, 1980: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street closed after 557 performances. The original cast featured Len Cariou as the title figure as well as Angela Lansbury as...

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We’re reading… It’s Okay to Call a Guy Creepy by Hugo Schwyzer Schwyzer serves up an interesting piece for The Atlantic in defense of women calling dudes creepy. If it walks like a creep, talks like...

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MALCOM X ANNOUNCED ORGANIZATION OF AFRO-AMERICAN UNITY On June 28th, 1964: Malcolm X announced the creation of the Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU) at a meeting at the Audubon Ballroom. The OAAU was inspired by...

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