Theory of Hip Part Two


Fifth Estate # 19, December 1-15, 1966

I concluded last issue by saying that, whereas in previous ages, nonconformists were able to “escape” society by taking refuge in an agrarian life, etc.; nonconformists in the interdependent society cannot escape. They can only rebel. And their rebellion demonstrates …

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‘What Have You Got?’


Fifth Estate # 18, November 15-30, 1966

Nineteenth century capitalism generated the “true believer” in laissez-faire, and gave rise to a large body of oppressed workers; the condition of which was a contradiction of the justifying principles of capitalism—the “natural rights” of Man.

SF Panthers Attacked!


Fifth Estate # 79, May 15-28, 1969

Special to the Fifth Estate SAN FRANCISCO—With Thompson submachine-guns blazing, 160 armed cops moved in on the Fillmore District Monday afternoon, April 28, to quiet a Black Panther loudspeaker.

MC-5 in San Francisco


Fifth Estate # 76, April 3-16, 1969

Special to the Fifth Estate! SAN FRANCISCO—The MC5 have blasted their way out of the grease pits of FoMoCo city, resolved their feud with the Motherfuckers of New York’s lower east side, and wound up in the San Francisco jailhouse …

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Roger Calkins


Fifth Estate # 74, March 5-19, 1969

Editors’ Note: Art Johnston is the former editor of the South End newspaper and disappeared into the West after his term of office ended last June. SAN FRANCISCO—Journalism as novel. History as novelty. History as fiction. Our lives as fiction. …

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What have you got?


Fifth Estate # 84, July 24-August 6, 1969

SAN FRANCISCO—”Naked Angels” is the best movie I’ve ever seen. I’ve seen “2001” four times, and I thought that was better than “Wild Angels” which I saw only 3 times.

Subterranean Homesick News


Fifth Estate # 84, July 24-August 6, 1969

The Hill was run by lanky Louie, an ex outrider with the Highwaymen. “The Grand Dude,” as they called him now is sort of manager of a couple scraggly rock and roll bands that lived on and around The Hill. …

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Berkeley USA, 1969


Fifth Estate # 81, June 12-25, 1969

The thunder of the drums is building. By now, under the full Sagitarius moon, they are wailing with sticks, rocks, beer cans, shovels, and bloody fists at trash cans, wash tubs, concrete and steel grates, their bodies writhing—Strip Naked and …

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Berkeley (2)


Fifth Estate # 80, May 29-June 11, 1969

BERKELEY—This is Wednesday, May 21. A week ago I pulled into the city in the pre-dawn hours on the back of a fifty-two Chevy farm truck laden with contraband oranges, avocadoes, artichokes. We were on our way home from our …

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Protest at WSU


Fifth Estate # 53, May 1-15, 1968

At a carnival, when disruption strikes, the call for help goes out: “Hey Rube!” The call went out at Wayne State, last Friday, April 26, as it did across the world, as students on all continents boycotted classes and staged …

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