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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 03.22.2016 | 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 03.10.2016 | 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 02.09.2016 | 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 02.07.2016 | 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 12.22.2015 | 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 12.18.2015 | 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 11.30.2015 | 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 11.20.2015 | 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.

Marco Rubio Disqualifies Hillary Clinton on Age: Who Is He Kidding?

Judith Barnett | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics
Judith Barnett

Let's hope that American voters will weigh in for maturity and experience next November.

On The Cutting Edge With Bob Dylan: Part One

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 11.03.2015 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

The albums' cover photographs are how very many people think of Dylan, still, today. He's lean, his hair in a snarly nimbus above a thin white face, with its keen, challenging eyes looking right through you. He is not listening to you; you're listening to him.

Legendary Filmmaker Ralph Bakshi Returns with Last Days of Coney Island

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 10.29.2015 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

I myself adored geek culture when that was kind of a bad thing, so of course I have to ask Ralph about his animated (and notoriously rotoscoped!) adaptation of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings -- scripted by Peter Beagle, and a major influence on Peter Jackson & Co.'s live-action adaptation.

The Time of Their LIFE: Fun at the Office in the 1960s

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.26.2015 | Media
Peter Mandel

The mysterious, mostly disappeared world of LIFE magazine is all still there: Staffers hacking at typewriters, beefing about the managing editor, draining double Scotches and martinis before lunch. At least in my mind it's still there.

Transhumanism Immortality Bus Underway Across America

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

It seemed a wild, impossible dream a year ago when I told my wife and young daughters I was going to drive a bus shaped like a coffin across America to raise life extension issues.

Ringo Starr Remembers First Time Coming to U.S. With the Beatles

Tavis Smiley | Posted 10.01.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

The world's most famous drummer, the man who gave The Beatles its "heartbeat," has also enjoyed an immensely successful career as a solo artist and band leader, releasing over two dozen original and live albums since 1970, the year the fab four officially called it quits.

Mad Men's Emmy Finale, and History

William Bradley | Posted 09.24.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

After its very satisfying series finale, it looked like Mad Men might just end up with another near perfect finale, this time at the Emmy Awards in the form of a record-breaking fifth Emmy as Best Dramatic Series.