Todd Gitlin, celebrated writer of one of the seminal history books on the sixties, has recently published a brilliant, dynamic history of the Occupy Wall Street movement entitled Occupy Nation: The Roots, The Spirit, and The Promises of Occupy Wall Street. This e-book, soon to be a paperback, provides a larger historical context for the movement, documents the successes and failures, and highlights the tensions and ambiguities of the movement. Gitlin tackles the exigent topics of leadership, demands, or lack […]
Adam Rathe has done a great service to the world by rounding up folks like Dennis Cooper, Sara Marcus, Bob Mould, Martin Sorrendguy, and many others for what currently stands as the definitive oral history of the punk movement known as Queercore. Read it: “Queer to the Core” by Adam Rathe Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr.
His Big Government site reported that Andrew Brietbart died, and most of Twitter was skeptical about it for the first 30 minutes until a more reputable news source backed the claim up. Here are some other tweets we would have been skeptical about had we seen them pop up.
Dear Rick Santorum, Among the dozens of idiotic things you’ve said, even Charles Krauthammer thought the college being snobby thing was particularly dumb. Congrats on losing.
William F. Buckley died on this day in 2008. Posting about him is no way to excuse the fact that he was a Joseph McCarthy apologist, that he held bigoted views against homosexuals that would make Rick Santorum blush with delight, was one of the key players in getting Ronald Reagan elected, and a myriad of other inexcusable views and statements.