1960s Articles

Free the Nipple: A History of the Bra

Free the Nipple: A History of the Bra

A comprehensive history of the bra, from corsets, bandeaus and nylon to under wiring, Victoria’s Secret and the ‘free the nipple’ movement
Lust and Terror: Exploring the Evolution of Erotic Horror

Lust and Terror: Exploring the Evolution of Erotic Horror

Born out of a post war slump and growing permissiveness, the genre of erotic horror remains one of the most controversial and influential in cinema history
Opinion: The 1960s, ‘The Man’ and where it’s all gone wrong

Opinion: The 1960s, ‘The Man’ and where it’s all gone wrong

Contributor Kit Delamain talks culture, identity, the loss of passion and the importance of the man
Record Reappraisal: The Velvet Underground

Record Reappraisal: The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground turns 50 this year, an album often overlooked in favour of its more avant-garde and experimental predecessors. Nevertheless, the legendary band’s second self-titled album remains an important and fascinating piece of 60’s rock

Record Reappraisal: John Lennon — Plastic Ono Band

Nick Jeyarajah looks back on John Lennon’s solo debut, a painful and raw record that establishes a new identity for the former Beatle

2016, psychedelia and The Beatles

2016 has seen the build up of events of the last few decades finally burst — and The Beatles saw it coming

Review: HAIR the Musical

Hair the Musical at Hope Mill theatre certainly leaves the audience on a high

Classic Review: Barbarella

Bizarre and gratuity indulgent, Barberella’s cult following still stands

Feature: Hollywood’s relationship with hippies

Not even Hollywood escaped the 1960s counterculture of hippies and psychedelia, but is it remembered fondly or critically by today’s filmmakers?

Review: Legend

Despite a strong double-lead performance from Tom Hardy, this biopic fails to live up to the ambition of its title

Feminist fashion: Decisive decades

The Fashion Editors take a look at the defining decades of feminist fashion

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