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Writers Remember the East Village Other


If you’re not old enough to remember New York alternative journalism in the 1960′s and early 70′s, don’t claim to be of age, or just weren’t around the city then, that’s okay.

In celebration of the spirit of the times and an accompanying popular underground newspaper, The East Village Other (EVO), the Local East Village, a New York Times community web site run in collaboration with New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, is publishing essays by former EVO writers and editors as well as those in their sphere. The pieces recall the days—and nights—at the paper as well as life in the iconic neighborhood during its run. Contributors include: Ishmael Reed, Dan Rattiner, Claudia Dreifus, Ed Sanders, and Coca Crystal, among others.

The essays appear in conjunction with the forthcoming “BLOWING MINDS: The East Village Other, the Rise of Underground Comix, and the Alternative Press, 1965-1972,” an exhibition which runs from Feb. 29 – March 16 at the Carter Journalism Institute.

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FBLA 20 Questions: Kim Cooper

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Kim Cooper is a cultural historian, as well as founder of Scram (the journal of unpopular culture), Esotouric, the 1947 Project and third generation Angelena. We’re guessing she needs little sleep. She also answered our provocative yet puerile questions.

1. What’s the first thing(s) you read in the morning? The emails my husband Richard has sent in the three hours he’s been up, then my local bloglines feed.

2. What’s your favorite guilty pleasure website? Ask.metafilter.com or the Rigorous Intuition boards.

3. What job do you fantasize about having? International art cop.

4. Last movie you saw? Walk on the Wild Side (script by John Fante, and truly a shocker)

5. Last book you read? The Family by Ed Sanders (boning up on Manson Family connections to the Sunset Strip scene for our new Esotouric rock and roll tour, Where the Action Was)

6. Best show legendary biz/movie star encounter. Nastassia Kinski teaching me to walk a tightrope on the set of One From the Heart.

7. Proudest media moment? Front of the LA Times with a 76 ball in my hand.

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