With the Pentagon Papers revelations, the U.S. public’s trust in the government was forever diminished.
He was a part of the folk revival emanating from Greenwich Village, mixing melodic songs and satire. Then he became infatuated with the uilleann pipes.
The history of Black rebellion demonstrates a fundamental reality. Police violence precipitates community violence in a vicious cycle.
His provocative “Radio Unnameable,” long a staple of the New York station WBAI, offered a home on the FM dial to everyone from Abbie Hoffman to Tiny Tim.
Menand’s “The Free World” is a sweeping survey of the revolutions that changed American life in the 1950s and ’60s.
The new biography, by Julia Sweig, shows the wife of Lyndon B. Johnson to have been ahead of her time (and possibly her husband) on women’s rights, racial disparities and other issues.
She picked out a red outfit and struck a relaxed pose on the cover of “Bringing It All Back Home,” leaving much for fans to guess about.
His drawings were so outrageous that, on first encountering them, his fellow cartoonist R. Crumb recalled feeling that “suddenly my own work seemed insipid.”
He rose to fame with Mountain, which Rolling Stone called a “louder version of Cream” — a band Mr. West idolized. One of the group’s first gigs was Woodstock,
The filmmaker Manfred Kirchheimer excavates the sights — and constructs the sounds — of a lost New York.
He was the magazine’s first photographer, capturing Frank Zappa, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead and many more in the days before image control.
The dangerous animosities of the past never went away, and have now re-emerged with new force.
“Gimme Some Lovin’,” “I’m a Man” and “Keep On Running” made the rock group, from Britain, famous and launched the career of its lead singer, Steve Winwood.
Aaron Sorkin is only the latest filmmaker to dramatize this prime example of political theater. Each version has a different understanding of the case and what it means.
Trump has called Biden a tool of leftist agitators. Friends say that has never much been his way, even as a young man surrounded by protest.
The celebrated photographer made striking group portraits that he hoped would signal a new level of rigorous intention. Why didn’t the art world notice?
In 1969, Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver created a moving-image environment with 18 projectors. Now his and other expanded cinema works from Japanese pioneers are in New York.
Aaron Sorkin and an all-star cast re-enact a real-life ‘’60s courtroom drama with present-day implications.
Watching TV news from the past helps me get a grip on the present.
An ambitious student named Danny Scher booked the jazz great at Palo Alto High School in Northern California. A recording of the event gathered dust for five decades.
In “If Then,” the historian Jill Lepore recounts the story of the Simulmatics Corporation, which tried to use primitive computing power to shape Americans’ behavior.
Drawing parallels between the riots of the 1960s and the protests of today may only be taking us further from the truth, the historian Rick Perlstein writes.
Past Republican leaders knew better than to allow the pathogens of extreme conspiracy theories to infect the political bloodstream.
Meacham’s “His Truth Is Marching On” tells the story of the young John Lewis up to the time he entered Congress.
The team’s move to Canada to train and finish the N.H.L. season recalls a time in the 1960s and ’70s when training up there was standard. And most of the team was Canadian.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, a series of novels by Black authors married revolutionary politics with pulp fiction. Their plotlines remain distressingly relevant.
Were you more into punk than the Beatles? Were you less likely to protest the war than streak? You might be a Generation Joneser.
As black Americans fought for equal rights in the 1960s, music reflected their calls to action. In jazz, that meant sounds that were spiritual, boundary-pushing and celebrated blackness.
He was a pioneer in manipulating fundamental elements of art to create optical effects — and to make, as he put it, “something romantic out of a very, very mechanistic geometry.”
Mayor Lindsay saw a country “virtually on the edge of a spiritual — and perhaps even a physical — breakdown.”
They marked the end of the 1960s, and the beginning of our era of political polarization.
Unlike other Northern lawyers who joined the struggle in the South, he stayed, and won a landmark case.