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The Art Of Peace

Diana M. Raab | Posted 01.23.2017 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

As a baby boomer who walked barefoot in the 1960s and held up peace signs, I would like to pay homage to the notion of peace. In honor of Martin Luthe...

Blase Bonpane, A Priest Who Defied The Catholic Church

Robert Scheer | Posted 12.02.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Rev. Blase Bonpane. (Office of the Americas) The Rev. Blase Bonpane, a Catholic priest and author of the new book, The Nicene Heresy: Christendom and...

Who Was Still Alive When You Were Born?

Peter Reynosa | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics
Peter Reynosa

Creative Commons via Wikimedia Commons, The Old Guitarist, 1903-1904, by Pablo Picasso What famous person was still alive when you were born? And wh...

What Was It Like to Attend Berkeley in the '60s?

Quora | Posted 09.10.2016 | Education
Quora

What was it like to attend Berkeley in the 60s? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered b...

Music As The Better Alternative

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 09.06.2016 | Entertainment
Fran Moreland Johns

If music is balm for the soul, what else might it be?

50 Years Since Marquette Park - A Broader View

Marilyn Katz | Posted 08.15.2016 | Impact
Marilyn Katz

The memorial has been dedicated; the march through Chicago's Marquette Park honoring Martin Luther King's encounter with northern racism is over--anot...

The Dead Rise Again

William Bradley | Posted 08.11.2016 | Entertainment
William Bradley

I'll tell you where the four winds dwell In Franklin's tower there hangs a bell It can ring, turn night to day Ring like fire when you lose your way ...

Why 'The Monkees' Was a Perfect Meld of Television and Music (That Will Never Happen Again)

Sean Randall | Posted 06.09.2016 | Entertainment
Sean Randall

Never before or since has a television show had such a lasting impact on the world of music. 51 years ago, future Academy Award-winner Bert Schneider...

Dr. Warren H. Schmidt: Is It Always Right to Be Right?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

On Vietnam Moratorium Day in 1969, UCLA professor Warren H. Schmidt sat down to do his morning writing. What flowed onto the paper was a parable he called "Is It Always Right to Be Right?" In it, he examined the divisiveness that was tearing our country apart in the sixties.

ART BASTARD - Award Winning Documentary Film Spotlighting Artist ROBERT CENEDELLA Opens June 3!

Jack Meyer | Posted 06.02.2016 | Arts
Jack Meyer

Seventeen-year-old Robert Cenedella walked into his first class at the Art Students League of New York with a small-sized art pad. Scanning the room, Bob realized he was the youngest student in the classroom.

Meet Rock's Historian: The Man Who Captured the '60s on film

Lauren Daley | Posted 05.20.2016 | Arts
Lauren Daley

(Neil Young at his Laurel Canyon barn, circa 1969. Credit: Henry Diltz.) If I had a time machine, I'd head for Laurel Canyon in the late 1960s. At th...

Iggy Pop and Jim Jarmusch Together at Cannes

Karin Badt | Posted 05.20.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Nothing makes for a happier press moment than being in the same room with Iggy Pop and Jim Jarmusch, here at Cannes to launch Jarmusch's Gimme Danger, a documentary about the band The Stooges.

The Day I Had A Tattoo Breakthrough

Perry Block | Posted 05.06.2016 | Fifty
Perry Block

I'm a boomer and I've never understood the allure of tattoos. Back in the 1960s and early 1970s, tattoos were generally worn by the shorter-haired folks we called greasers, sworn enemies of the freaks and pseudo freaks.

MY PASSOVER TRIP OF LOVE: THE ODYSSEY AND THE ECSTASY

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 05.02.2016 | Religion
Randee Mia Berman

We Jews have always been wanderers. Taking road trips. Traipsing, trekking, and schlepping. Forced to leave many places. As Tevye says in Fiddler ...

A First-Timer's Guide To Enjoying Poetry

Diana M. Raab | Posted 04.16.2016 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Poetry is the voice of the soul and can unleash your subconscious mind. One of the many beautiful aspects of poetry is that it has the ability to tap into your subconscious mind. It also gives you an opportunity to loosen up and allow yourself the freedom to express yourself.

The Adventures of Gumby: The Complete 60s Series - A Step Back in Time

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 03.25.2016 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

This 1960s Gumby claymation series is perfect fun for young children.

Self-Esteem and Night Bicycling

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.23.2017 | Fifty
Peter Mandel

It's a new strange truth of contemporary life. There are those among us who are immune to accident: safe from slipping on soap, or getting plastered by a passing bus.

Taxidermy Hair

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 03.11.2017 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

Her parents named her Dorothy Albritton, when she married she was called Mrs. Wallace Laird, her close friends called her Dot...I called her Oma, a Ge...

Searching for Detroit and Los Angeles

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.09.2017 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

While we may be booming as a city with tens of construction cranes dotting the downtown skyline, it is the thousands of tents of the homeless on the sidewalks and freeway overpasses that have me concerned.

What Young Voters Don't Understand About Hillary

Susan Bordo | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics
Susan Bordo

As I witness Sanders become the gatekeeper of progressivism, while in the interests of his own campaign allowing a generation of twitter-educated kids to swallow a sound-bite generated portrait of Hillary, I am amazed at all that has gotten eclipsed by the terms of the current debate.

This Old Anti-Porn Movie Shows How Far We Have (And Haven't) Come

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Weird News

Historians recently uncovered a copy of an anti-porn propaganda film from the 1960s that they believed was lost forever -- and it's totally, completel...

Lasting Memories of a 60s Christmas and The Chipmunks

Diedre A. Ware | Posted 12.22.2016 | Fifty
Diedre A. Ware

The best evidence that the holidays were actually over was when the legal intimidation from your parents that started the day after Thanksgiving until...

Why the Bernie Sanders Revolution is Not Televised

Will Bunch | Posted 12.17.2016 | Politics
Will Bunch

Like a lot of progressive-minded folks, I'd grown more aware in recent years of Sen. Bernie Sanders, and his cast-out-the-money-changers rants against income inequality, corporate greed, and billionaire influence in American politics.

'Decade' the Halls: Timeless Holiday Dresses and Looks

ModCloth | Posted 11.30.2016 | Style
ModCloth

The holiday season is upon us, and that means our calendars are filling up with festive gatherings, galas, and get-togethers. Looking for a way to add some classic charm and standout style to your party ensembles?

Let It Bleed, Bro: The Rolling Stones Take the Sixties By Storm

Brian Hamill | Posted 11.20.2016 | Arts
Brian Hamill

Lights and darks. Highs and lows. Cheers and tears. Always, excitement. Despite the roller-coaster extremes of what was going on, those of us who partied hard in that decade will always remember it as the best of times. And the worst of times.