In anticipation of the METâs new exhibit: Punk: Chaos to Couture, weâve dipped into Newsweekâs 1977 archives for insight into the real punks.
"The Godfather" Premiered 40 Years Ago Today
Coppola’s antiphony of themes of innocence and corruption, his artful mixing of domestic detail and cold killing, are what raise this film far about the ordinary gangland epic. The story of the fall of the Cosa Nostra Don, Vito Corleone, and the rise to power of his son, Michael, is as much a story of family loyalty as it is a saga of power struggles in organized crime.
Newsweek March 13, 1972
Nixon Visits China
The two nations see virtually every other country in the world — with the possible exception of the Soviet Union — through different lenses; some of America’s firmest commitments are to lands, like Japan, that Peking holds to be adversaries. And the conflicting political philosophies and social systems that have been nurtured over the years present obstacles to understanding and wholehearted cooperation that will not be easily surmounted. Yet even at that, Mr. Nixon’s journey achieved the goal of breaking a long silence. It also ushered in a new age of pragmatism that is certain to have an influence around the globe. As one student of foreign affairs suggested: “The talks in Peking could turn out to be one of the hinges of postwar history.”
Newsweek March 6, 1972
Suzanne Somers and Joyce DeWitt End Their 30-year Feud. Watch Their Awkward Reunion.
Carlos the Jackal returned to a Paris court today for bomb attacks in the early 1980s. Read our first coverage on Carlos here.
Newsweek January 5, 1976