The official story behind Dancing in the Street, the 1964 song by Martha and the Vandellas, is that it was written and recorded to be a loveable pop hit for Motown records. That it certainly was! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdvITn5cAVc   But fifty years ago was a tense and volatile period...

“Every poem is a coat of arms. It must be deciphered. How much blood, how many tears in exchange for these axes, these muzzles, these unicorns, these torches, these towers, these martlets, these seedlings of stars and these fields of blue!”― Jean Cocteau This week will be...