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Saturday hippie: Dancin'

Free-flowing, even spacy motions often accompanied the era’s music. Some of the dancing could be impressively expressive, especially when it had roots in the city. On top of it all, we had strands of international folk, New England contra, and Mediterranean belly dances. 79 more words


Behind the Covers: Radical Theatrics

As part of a series of guest posts, UW Press Designer Dustin Kilgore walks us through the various design concepts that eventually brought him to a book’s final cover… 774 more words

Behind The Covers

The Conservative Counter-Culture

George Orwell wrote in his preface to Animal Farm that “Unpopular ideas can be silenced, and inconvenient facts kept dark, without the need for any official ban…At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question, anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness.” This prevailing orthodoxy defines the ideology of the contemporary Left of today. 1,263 more words


Saturday hippie: Digs

Think about the places you lived in the hippie era. How many roommates? How much space? How did you work out the food arrangements or split the rent? 83 more words


Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: On the Future of Jewish Identity and Creativity

What will Jewish identity mean to coming generations? Larry Bush, editor of Jewish Currents magazine, believes that “creativity is the key,” with musicians and other artists playing a key role.

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