“Get Smart” TV series (1965-1970)

get-smart-tv-series-1965-1970“The pilot episode of ‘Get Smart’ (1965) features agent Maxwell Smart trying to rescue one ‘Professor Dante’ who has invented a weapon of mass destruction known as the ‘Inthermo.’ At the end of the episode it is revealed that Dante meant to name his invention the ‘Inferno.'”    –Joe Henderson

Contributed by Joe Henderson (Bowdoin, ’10)

LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, “The System of Dante’s Hell” (1965)

leroi-jones-amiri-baraka-the-system-of-dantes-hell-1965“This is an excellent autobiographical novel about the coming of age of a young, Black, male homosexual. He grapples with issues of insecurity and shame.”    –Customer Review, Amazon, November 6, 2006