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Donald Trump's Wack Week, The California Delta, And Jerry Brown (For Senate?)

William Bradley | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics
William Bradley

After a tiring week of Donald Trump's presidency, his approach seems a lot less like a strategy than a syndrome. If Trump critics, and this especially...

Some Thoughts On Our First Trump Christmas

William Bradley | Posted 12.23.2016 | Media
William Bradley

President-elect Donald J. Trump. Christmas 2016. Deal with it. Deck the halls. Nah, I'm not that harsh. Far from it. Though I do feel rather distant ...

The Eagles' 'Hotel California' at 40, 'Buffalo Springfield' at 50

William Bradley | Posted 12.14.2016 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Quick, what is the state anthem of California? If you answer 'California, Here I Come,' you are, like me, wrong. If your answer is 'I Love You, Cali...

'Don't Look Back:' Of Dylan, The Dead and One Long, Strange, One-Way Trip

Barry Singer | Posted 10.21.2016 | Entertainment
Barry Singer

With age, I am increasingly fascinated by what we leave behind and how it catches up to us. “Don’t look back, something may be gaining on you,” ...

9/11, Stacey McGowan, Kristy Irvine Ryan, Sting and Me...

Neil J. Kirk | Posted 09.11.2016 | Entertainment
Neil J. Kirk

I had the privilege to work for Sandler O'Neill & Partners at 2 World Trade Center on the 104th floor in New York City. So many great colleagues worke...

Grateful Dead Fan Who Sold LSD Granted Clemency From Life In Prison

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics

A Grateful Dead fan who was serving a life sentence for selling LSD to a police informant is among the 111 individuals who received commutations from ...

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 ...

Guitars, Ghosts and Rockstars! Inside the mind of Paul Reed Smith

Brett Berhoff | Posted 01.31.2017 | Entertainment
Brett Berhoff

Brett Berhoff invites us for an exclusive backstage experience in his Legends of Music series where he spends time with the most inspiring minds from ...

Dead And Company Break Musical Dry Spell At CU Boulder's Folsom Field

Joshua Berman | Posted 07.07.2016 | Travel
Joshua Berman

The crowd, all 28,000 of us, flowed from all directions toward the CU Boulder campus, converging on Folsom Field atop a thick cloud of anticipation. Dead and Company was in town to perform two evening stadium concerts under the Flatirons.

Dead And Company Is This Summer's Must-See Act

Laura Goldman | Posted 06.27.2016 | Arts
Laura Goldman

Mayer and three of the surviving Grateful Dead band members -- Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann -- along with Oteil Burbridge, formerly of the Allman Brothers, and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti aren't a touring nostalgia act.

I'm With Stupid: Presenting Pop Music's Lamest Lyrics Ever

Todd Hartley | Posted 06.03.2016 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Last week, as you may recall, we were discussing the worst song of all time, which I claimed is "You're Sixteen," as done by Ringo Starr. Buoyed by your response, I'm going to the musical well one more time.

A History of Psychedelics

Seth Ferranti | Posted 05.26.2016 | Entertainment
Seth Ferranti

Originating in the 1960s, as a thriving part of the counterculture havens of San Francisco and New York, psychedelics have long remained immersed in the recesses of the shadow economy. Thriving in an outlaw community of hippies, free thinkers, innovators, college students, music aficionados, and drug dealers.

Merle Haggard and Me....

Neil J. Kirk | Posted 04.06.2016 | Entertainment
Neil J. Kirk

He'll tell you he's a country singer, but to me the essence of rock and roll is a cry for freedom and rebellion.

My 2015 'McLaughlin Awards' -- Part 1

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.18.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As we do every year, we are pre-empting our regular "Friday Talking Points" column, in order to bring you our "best and worst of 2015" list.

'Grateful Doe' Mystery Solved Thanks To Internet Sleuths

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 12.11.2015 | Crime

What a long, strange trip it's been. For two decades, authorities sought to identify a young man known for many years only as "Grateful Doe." He was f...

Are You Kind? The Grateful Dead's Philanthropic Legacy

Joanna Colangelo | Posted 11.09.2016 | Entertainment
Joanna Colangelo

The answer was for the Grateful Dead to approach philanthropy in the same way they had approached everything else: try not to control it, try not to define it, but always allow for enough flexibility to adapt to the possibilities and needs of a perpetually changing world.

The Wonderful Story of the Left Side of My Desk

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 07.18.2016 | Comedy
J.J. Colagrande

In 1994 I "ground-scored" this smoky quartz crystal at a Grateful Dead concert in Deer Creek, Indiana. The stone was literally on the ground in the middle of a corn field. I have no idea how I found it. I like to think it found me.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Exploring Lake George Through Sagamore Eyes

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.20.2015 | Travel
Jon Chattman

Courtesy of The Sagamore Sitting on the balcony of our hotel suite overlooking majestic views of Lake George, I glance over to my three-year-old son ...

Zach Carter

Why Do Conservatives Love The Grateful Dead? We Ask Tucker Carlson.

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

The Grateful Dead were once the embodiment of all things hippie and anti-establishment: free love, plenty of drugs, and nobody cares about your career...

Grateful Dead 'Fare Thee Well' Report Card

Stewart Sallo | Posted 07.10.2016 | Entertainment
Stewart Sallo

It was not the Grateful Dead, simply because nothing could ever be the Grateful Dead without Jerry. But it was a damn good Grateful Dead cover band. And it was a Grateful Dead concert.

'U.S. Blues' and the End of the Grateful Dead

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 07.10.2016 | Entertainment
Davis Schneiderman

50 years ended in an almost-perfect moment of collective explosion. Although the final "Fare Thee Well" Grateful Dead concert was held on July 5th at Solider Field, this incarnation of the band faded away -- for me at least -- at the close of the July 4th concert.

An Almost Deadhead Demands One More Show

Greg Schwem | Posted 07.08.2016 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, stop unpacking. Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, put your instruments back on the truck. Cease counting the millions you made from your supposedly final Grateful Dead shows in Chicago this past weekend.

The Grateful Dead Bids Fare Thee Well to Fans After Fifty Years

David Meerman Scott | Posted 07.07.2016 | Entertainment
David Meerman Scott

This past weekend -- July 3, 4 and 5 at Soldier Field in Chicago -- the "core four" surviving members of legendary rock band the Grateful Dead played their final three 50th anniversary Fare Thee Well #Dead50 reunion shows, a celebration of longevity, peace, friendship and love.

The Future of Religion Is.... The Dead

Gary Laderman | Posted 07.07.2016 | Religion
Gary Laderman

The Grateful Dead is a band, not a religion. They are not a movement in and of themselves, but part of a cultural and religious revolution. Over the decades the band's music and performances and personalities have been a sacred source of meaning and action in the lives of many.

The Grateful Dead and the Culture of High School

Josh Stephens | Posted 07.04.2016 | Education
Josh Stephens

I'm sure plenty of kids today, frustrated with politics, bored of mass media, longing for companionship, would join the Dead community if it still existed.