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21 Eye-Opening and Offbeat Things to Do in Vermont

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 06.19.2015 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Though most identified with maple syrup and green mountains, the New England state of Vermont also gave rise to the spirit of land conservation, the Morgan Horse, and a slew of other surprising world-renowned institutions and people -- including Robert Frost and Grandma Moses.

Astoria Characters: The Cerebral Cowboy

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.09.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Jim Ruchalski, a pack-a-day guy, has gone to a lot of trouble to clear the stale-smoke scent out of his apartment. That's why the candles are burning and the fans are humming on high.

Musician Steve Katz Revisits A Career Of Blood, Sweat, Blues And Rock

Steven Rosen | Posted 05.30.2015 | Fifty
Steven Rosen

Steve Katz's new memoir 'Blood, Sweat, and My Rock 'n' Roll Years: Is Steve Katz a Rock Star?' has maybe the most spectacular revelation yet of any Rock memoir.

The Weirder, The Better For Fashion At Mysteryland Music Festival

The Huffington Post | April Saylor | Posted 05.28.2015 | Weird News

For revelers at last weekend's Mysteryland music festival, only one fashion rule applied: the weirder, the better. Held on the historic grounds of...

Incredible Visual History Of Music Festivals Will Remind You Why You Love Summer

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.28.2015 | Arts

"Everything looks better in black and white," Paul Simon once mused (depending on which version of the song "Kodachrome" you listen to). The music leg...

Todd Rundgren: I Saw the Light

Bill_Robinson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment
Bill_Robinson

"Hello, it's me." Todd Rundgren can never escape that greeting and song title. Nor would he want to, I imagine. It's a signature song for him, one that was transcendent for American radio.

The Day I Realized No One Cares About Woodstock Anymore

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.02.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

What has happened to Woodstock? Has it been obliterated from our collective memories? The three-day gathering of half a million flower children was a watershed moment for a generation, heck for the country itself. But do younger people even know about it?

Really Bad Advice From The Woodstock Era

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 05.11.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

If you believed that you were about to be drafted in Vietnam, you might have had good reason to "love the one you're with" instead of falling in love with someone. But for other people, such as your boyfriend, it didn't work out so well if he wasn't the one you were with that night.

Alison Spiegel

One MAJOR Detail That Was Missing At Woodstock

HuffingtonPost.com | Alison Spiegel | Posted 03.09.2015 | Taste

LSD wasn't the only thing on the menu, but it was close.

Musings From THE MODERNAGER™ Blog

Robin Bobbé | Posted 04.06.2015 | Fifty
Robin Bobbé

I was shyer than Laura in "The Glass Menagerie" and in the insecurity department, I gave Woody Allen a run for his money.

Long Weekend in Woodstock, Vermont

Fodor's | Posted 03.30.2015 | Travel
Fodor's

Beat the winter blues with some time out of town--and outside--in the quaint Vermont village of Woodstock. With outdoor adventures, notable local cuis...

Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph By Jan Swafford

Daniel Asia | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Daniel Asia

Whether in his definitive biography of Ives, his meditation on Brahms or in this most recent offering, Swafford gets to the core of the man and deep inside the music.

Goodbye Joe...You Were So Beautiful

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 02.21.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

What I remember about Joe was that he scared me at first glance. You've seen him in Woodstock, with that spastic stance that makes you wonder, "'What's up with this guy?"

Joe Cocker: Rock and Roll Ain't Pretty

Roger Weisman | Posted 02.21.2015 | Arts
Roger Weisman

And as people argue that so much mainstream music today has become all about superficialities (at least in my circle, they do), more about image and marketing than expression, we are forced to say goodbye to a man who epitomized the real and gritty.

The Woodstock Guru's Centennial

Philip Goldberg | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Philip Goldberg

Of all the iconic images of the 1969 Woodstock festival -- writhing mud-soaked bodies; impassioned performers like Jimi Hendrix; ecstatic faces and ...

Baron Wolman: Unseen Woodstock

Julie Grahame | Posted 01.21.2015 | Arts
Julie Grahame

Baron Wolman was Rolling Stone magazine's first photographer, working with stars such as Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and all the greats of the day.

On Meeting a Woman on the Way to Somewhere Else

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 01.04.2015 | Good News
Jeremiah Horrigan

I won't say I experienced some sort of transcendent moment then, that time seemed to stop and beckon me into some sort of new, spiritually enhanced state. But I will say this: Something told me the murder scene could wait for a while.

Where Does Your Food Preference Originate?

Margaret Marshall | Posted 11.09.2014 | Taste
Margaret Marshall

You may normally think you eat food because it's food, and don't eat other things, because they're not. But a look at other cultures will show you tha...

Dirty Dancing Childhoods and a Reunion

Joan Gelfand | Posted 10.25.2014 | New York
Joan Gelfand

At Jacoby's there were even Steinways in various states of repair available to guests. In short, the Catskills were a heavenly escape from the noise, traffic and bustle of New York City. Fathers returned up Route 17 each Friday afternoon to join their families for festive and relaxed weekends.

Woodstock Nation Should Open Their Minds and Listen to Today's Rock Music Artists

Larry Atkins | Posted 10.18.2014 | Entertainment
Larry Atkins

As a 53-year-old who grew up listening to classic rock albums and radio stations and going to many concerts, I can attest that rock is alive, even though it's not the dominant genre anymore.

'Woodstock Was Truly A Life-Altering Experience And One That Changed The World'

Annie Birch | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty

Back in 1969, hundreds of thousands of people converged this week on a 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York -- some 50 miles from Woodstock -- to p...

Woodstock: Yeah, It Was Something -- Just Not What You Think

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.14.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

About a month ago, I was standing in front of the Woodstock display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland Ohio when it happened again. A guy about my age, wearing a baseball cap over what I assumed was a balding head, sized me up and asked: 'So, were you there?' I nodded 'yes' and then what happened is pretty much what always happens.

High Times on 8th Avenue

Brian Rooney | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Brian Rooney

It seems as if everyone is stoned these days, including the editorial board of the New York Times. The Times called for ending the federal ban on m...

Bethenny Talks Parenting and Her New Children's Book, Cookie Meets Peanut

Caroline Presno | Posted 10.04.2014 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

Cookie Meets Peanut, comes out September 23rd and is based on a special dynamic in her own family -- how Cookie, her much loved 14-year-old dog, and her 4-year-old daughter, Bryn, became friends after a rocky start.

Purple Marker Haze

Beth Bartlett | Posted 09.22.2014 | Comedy
Beth Bartlett

'Don't sniff the brown scented markers,' I whisper before I slip over to the next aisle, where padded binders in bold patterns await. In a few minutes, I feel a presence beside me. 'You want some good stuff?' I nod. 'Staples starts their clearance Saturday. 8 a.m.'