It is a movie about the bittersweet reminiscences of a group of 1960s college radicals, whose reunion 15 years later takes place at a friend’s funeral. The background music was played by groups who shaped 1960s rock— the Beach Boys, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Spencer Davis.
On Chicago’s industrial southeast side, the hollow shells of abandoned factories provide vivid reminders of the decline of America’s manufacturing base—and of the once-proud region now known as “the Rust Belt.” It was there, during a tour of a steel-fabricating plant last week, that Gov.By MARCI McDONALD8 min
The late 1960s were turbulent times, when life in many parts of the world was shaped by a contagious spirit of rebellion, led by the young, against the way things were. Those years were punctuated by riotous challenges to authority, the rise of feminism, riots in the black ghettos of U.S. cities and demands by student activists for power-sharing on university campuses.
It is a kaleidoscope of images, lyrics and slogans, a mental scrapbook so vast and vivid —so deeply embedded in the collective consciousness—that its pages turn almost by themselves. The Age of Aquarius. “Power to the people” and “Let it all hang out.”By BOB LEVIN6 min
They are light and fizzy, sweet and fruity and they come in such cutely named flavors as “berry berry” and “frosty peach.” And in the seven years since coolers first entered the North American market, sales of the bubbly blends of wine, beer, spirits, fruit flavors and carbonated water have grown faster than any other kind of alcoholic beverage.By VICTOR DWYER6 min
As Bruce Allen describes it, Vancouver is still a frontier music town full of rustlers and outlaws, and he is its rock ’n’ roll sheriff. As manager of some of Canada’s top rock acts —including Bryan Adams and Loverboy—and owner of three of Vancouver’s most lucrative night spots, Allen can lay claim to the badge.By NICHOLAS JENNINGS6 min
For more than a year Torontobased American Barrick Resources Corp. has been drilling for gold on a 6,000-acre piece of land in the hot, dusty, semidesert hill country of northeastern Nevada. Barrick, one of North America’s leading gold mining companies, acquired the property and its proven gold reserves of about 500,000 ounces in late 1986.By D'ARCY JENISH5 min
There has been so much guff written about free trade and the effects, real, potential and imaginable, of an arrangement on the lines worked out by Brian Mulroney, Simon Reisman et al with the bunch below the border that we are in danger of missing the point.By Walter Stewart5 min
It was the revenge of a disgruntled backbencher —and it toppled the Manitoba government. The backbencher was James Walding, who once threatened serious consequences if he did not receive a cabinet post. Those consequences occurred on March 8 when Walding unexpectedly defeated his own New Democratic Party in a critical 28-to-27 vote on a Conservative nonconfidence motion on the budget.
It is necessary at times simply to sit still and focus on something familiar—maybe the absurd plaster turtle that friends brought back from Mexico or the nose of your beagle or, should you be at leisure in the backyard, the rust eating through the family barbecue.By Fred Bruning5 min
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