1968: Week 22

Weekly timeline for 1968: A year of change and tumult May 27: Philip and Daniel Berrigan with seven other Catholic activists enter a draft board office in Catonsville Md., and seize nearly 400 files of young men classified 1-A, then burn the files with homemade napalm, May 28: Senator Eugene McCarthy wins the Democratic primary […]

1968: Week 21

Weekly timeline for 1968: A year of change and tumult May 20: Millions of workers occupy factories, mines and offices in France as students and workers protest capitalism and the war in Vietnam. May 20: The Who’s Pete Townshend marries Karen Astley. May 22: The nuclear-powered U.S. submarine Scorpion, with 99 men aboard, sinks in […]

Ring-a-Ding Ding! It’s Frank’s Week

This is a big week for fans of Frank Sinatra, with a profundity of releases — including DVDs and CD compilations — to honor the 10th anniversary of the singer-actor’s death on May 14, 1998. Warner Home Video will commemorate “The Chairman of the Board” by releasing a total of 22 of his films in […]

All You Need Is Love

In the mid-1970s, at the suggestion of John Lennon, celebrated journalist and film director Palmer decided to document “The Story of Popular Music” and set about interviewing and filming all the major players in the industry. Even in the mid-70s, this was seen as a monumental task, but despite the scale of the undertaking, Palmer […]

1968: Week 20

Weekly timeline for 1968: A year of change and tumult May 13: French labor unions, students and teachers begin a 24-hour general strike. Jean Paul Sartre and 121 other intellectuals sign a statement asserting “the right to disobedience.” May 13: Peace talks between the U.S. and North Vietnam begin in Paris. May 14: The Czech […]

1968: Week 19

Weekly timeline for 1968: A year of change and tumult May 6: Radicals and police fight pitched battles in the Latin Quarter of Paris, leaving 1,000 injured. May 7: Traci Lords is born in Steubenville, Ohio. May 8: William Styron (“Confessions of Nat Turner”) wins the Pulitzer Prize. May 8: Catfish Hunter of the Oakland […]