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Mad Men: Clearing the Decks for 'New Business'

William Bradley | Posted 04.14.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

In a sense, the title of the latest episode of Mad Men, "New Business," is a misnomer. For most of it concerns old business. Yet dispensing with old business as good a way as any to get on with the new, and this episode clears the decks of much that remains from the past.

A Birthday Letter to My 1970s Self

Jacqueline Wilson | Posted 03.14.2015 | Parents
Jacqueline Wilson

As you get older, there will never be another feeling like riding a bike down a hill with your eyes closed and your hands off the handlebars, squealing with delight with the feel of the wind blowing through your hair.

Provence, 1970: a Review

Anne Maxfield | Posted 02.15.2014 | Books
Anne Maxfield

On the surface, Provence, 1970 would look to be the perfect read for the Accidental Locavore. It's about one of my favorite places, the South of Franc...

Summer of 1970, Part II: Gopher-ing for the Coolest Guitar Shop in New York City, Wearing My Granny Takes A Trip Boots, and Meeting "Keith Richards With..."

Binky Philips | Posted 09.02.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

When last we were wasting time together, I'd been in London for 13 days during the second half of June, 1970. I'd plunked down the enormous sum of $65.00 U.S. for a pair of wild custom-made boots from the coolest clothes/shoes store in the world, Granny Takes A Trip.

LATE JUNE, 1970: An Amazing Autograph, Heatwave in London, Granny Takes A Trip, Thunderclap Newman Shows Up and, Yes, 'Gimme Dat Ting'

Binky Philips | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

The epicenter of Rock Cool on planet Earth. Not hyperbolic whatsoever, actually.

Pete Townshend's Guitar... Part Two

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

After I caught Pete Townshend's guitar -- hurled from the stage -- I turned to see dozens of kids charging down the aisle, absolutely intent on taking the guitar away from me...a true mob!

I Caught Pete Townshend's Guitar

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

It was April 1970 and I had camped out for two nights to get tickets for The Who's Final Performance of "Tommy" at the absurdly ostentatious and downright silly venue, The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center.

Lost Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

J. G. Farrell and Muriel Spark were among the authors shortlisted Thursday for an unusual take on Britain's most prestigious literary award, the Booke...