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The Sixties

Slackers At Midlife In 'The Ask'

The New York Times | AO Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"We were stuck between meanings. Or we were the last dribbles of something. The fall of the Soviet Union, this was, the death of analog. The beginning...

Breathe in, breathe out

David Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Horton

People have suggested oxygen starvation before, but the new study brings our old friend CO2 into the equation. High CO2 causes the bright lights and other hallucinations in patients suffering heart attacks.

Idealism, Conscience And The Spiritual Left

William Horden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
William Horden

Rooted deep in the grain of American culture, the Spirtual Left has long acted as the progressive conscience of the nation, championing from the beginning causes like abolition and women's rights.

Greece and the Global Sixties

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Hayden

It's important to write Greece into the history of the Sixties, and all the countries of the global South who have been neglected due to the media's preference to obsess over music, marijuana, long hair, lost bras, and the end of innocence.

Share Your Sixties Memories

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The decade of Civil Rights, the women's movement, the environmental movement, and JFK turns 50 this year. That same decade was also the era of Woodsto...

The Sixties Turn 50

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

Having reprised the past, miserable decade -- bracketed by 9/11 and The Great Recession -- let us also take note of the 50th anniversary last week of the start of probably the most prophetic and influential decade in memory. Yes, The Sixties.

The Woodstock Consensus

Rex Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rex Weiner

Forty years after the summer of '69, isn't it time we face the truth that the ideals of the Woodstock Generation -- ideals once widely mocked and officially repressed -- have pretty much won the day?

The Who vs Abbie Hoffman: Celebrating Woodstock's 40th Anniversary

Pete Fornatale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Pete Fornatale

What happened next provided one of the true Roshomon moments of Woodstock. Actually, that's not strictly speaking true. There were only two versions of what happened next: Hoffman's and everybody else's.

On Paul McCartney, and the Memories He Made

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

To relive Beatlemania in all its madcap glory, I suggest you sit yourselves down to the following double-feature.

Making Sense of the Sixties: Reflections for the 40th Reunion of the Harvard-Radcliffe Class of 1968

Stephen Mo Hanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Stephen Mo Hanan

The dress, music, drugs and loose morals of the emerging counterculture must have looked to a Sixties puritan like a reversion to chaotic paganism.

Don't Bogart That Script, My Friend

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

There is a proud history of extremely funny stoner movies in these United States. Ambling, discordant, self indulgent, silly, and freaking funny.