Tag Archives: Dennis Hopper

sail away: make fiends and influence sheeple

Count your blessings. But in disguise. Arkansas Republicans washing and pressing their white hoodies jest’ in case. They have a DVD copy of Griffith’s Birth of a Nation, and are dusting off the salad day photos of the John Birch … Continue reading

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no contradiction in the long run

Through the centuries the Chinese people have acquired a deeply ingrained respect for authority. Conversely they believe that government ins not the creature of one man, nor the instrument for the strongest will or personality of the day regardless of … Continue reading

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sinic-thesia: all quarters of the globe revolve

The ordinary man was conditioned to want edicts- even if they merely told him, as so many of Mao Zedong’s sayings did, to think for yourself, question authority, and weigh carefully the pros and cons of an action before embarking … Continue reading

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culture a go-go

by Art Chantry: this is a photo by dennis hopper. the two people in the center of the grouping are toni basil and teri garr, two of LA’s hottest go-go dancers of the 60’s (they sort of invented the whole … Continue reading

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out of gluck

by Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com) my old pal, nathan gluck, was a man of many wonders. one of the more intriguing aspects to his long life was the odd fact that, back in the 1950’s, he worked as a young andrew … Continue reading

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merry pranksters: Joke on who?

The hippie culture will never die. It seems like we have to keep immortalizing it, reinventing it in some way in order to make a buck off it. Whatever its almost Durkheim inspired alturistic origins and optimism for a kinder, … Continue reading

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GUNSMOKE BONANZA: BALLOT BOX AT HIGH NOON

What are westerns all about? As the gunsmoke clears from the main streets of those frontier towns, there is always a persistent political theme. … Where is the best place to hide a leaf? asked G. K. Chesterton’s fictional detective, … Continue reading

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ANARCHISTS WHO RUN WITH WOLVES

… and occasionally ride camels. Nearly all exponents of anarchism, for example, have used the term to refer to a natural state of society in which people are not governed by submission to humanmade laws or to any external authority. … Continue reading

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BALLAD OF THE EASY WRITERS

“A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to Die”. Franz Kafka Diaries ”Still, some of the little details and correspondences are striking. George Steiner, who, as we’ll see, believes in some metaphysical sense that Kafka invented … Continue reading

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Paris Trout Fishing with Stanley Milgram

“Each individual possesses a conscience which to a greater or lesser degree serves to restrain the unimpeded flow of impulses destructive to others. But when he merges his person into an organizational structure, a new creature replaces autonomous man, unhindered … Continue reading

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