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Movie Review: Inside Llewyn Davis

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

We are awash in films examining the Beats and the roots of the generation shift that occurred from the late 1950s through the 1960s - but none with a clearer eye than Joel and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis.

What if JFK Lived? Vietnam, President Cheney and a 21st Century War with the USSR?

Anthony Lappé | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Anthony Lappé

JFK WTF? you say. Well, it's not as crazy as it sounds. Join me in the way-back machine for a thought experiment in JFK alternate history.

What The 1960s Got Right About Health, Happiness And Well-Being

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.22.2013 | Healthy Living

When we think about the 60s, we might conjure up a decade when chain-smoking and two-martini lunches were still in vogue. Or, on the other end of the ...

This Might Just Be The Most Ridiculous Toy Of All Time

Posted 11.19.2013 | Fifty

Disturbed, perturbed, genuinely concerned? We're not sure what we're feeling after watching this amazingly awkward toy commercial from the 1960s. A wo...

JFK: A Death in the Family

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

In my 11-year-old mind, it seemed the absolute end of not just my dream, but everyone's. The black community mourned in a way I had never seen before. The light went out of our eyes.

The Icon That Embodies The Passion Of Older Women

Margaret Manning | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Women over 60 have lived through six amazing decades. Throughout our lives, with a curious and adventurous nature, we have challenged the status quo and celebrated our independence and freedom. Many of us have had to build enormous emotional reserves to manage and survive difficult times.

Remembering Willis Wagons -- 50 years later, civil rights challenges remain

Robert McKersie | Posted 12.20.2013 | Chicago
Robert McKersie

The nation has marked its I Have a Dream moment of history, but now the civil rights anniversary spotlight shines on Chicago, which saw one the larges...

A Look Back at Three Heroes From the 1960s: JFK, MLK and RFK

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Bryan Cain-Jackson

It's 2013; we should definitely live for today and look ahead to what we hope will be a prosperous future. However, it should never be forgotten why ...

ReThink Review: Good Ol' Freda - The Beatles' Longtime Secretary Speaks

Jonathan Kim | Posted 11.13.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Freda Kelly, who ran the Beatles' fan club and was the secretary for their manager Brian Epstein, has refused to speak about or profit from her account of the eleven years she spent working for the Beatles. But with a desire for her grandson to know her story and her place in rock history, Freda is now ready to talk.

The Mod Style File

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 11.09.2013 | Style
Kayley Kravitz

Growing up, my mother always warned me against discarding or donating clothes that seemed dated. "Fashion is cyclical," she would tell me. Judging from the recent '90s style revival, my mother was certainly right.

The Mystery of the Missing Husband

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 11.04.2013 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

The story will especially resonate with many Jewish women who continue to suffer the shame and guilt of being agunot, and who, like Juliet, are left afloat in their quest to grapple with their identity.

Do You Remember Your First Day of School?

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 11.03.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

Do you remember your very first day of school? I recall having mixed feelings about starting Kindergarten in 1960 and I can recall the day quite clearly. Here's my story.

Magic Bus Provides a Pyschedelic "Hippie Tour" of San Francisco

Mark Chesnut | Posted 10.27.2013 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

It's hard to mistake the Magic Bus for any other vehicle that departs from San Francisco's touristy Union Square. The psychedelic colors that wind around the former school bus make it perfectly clear that this is a ride back in time. To the 1960s, to be exact.

WATCH: Possibly The Most Offensive Song Ever

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 08.12.2013 | Women

It starts with "Hey, little girl..." and ends with an eyeroll.

In the Shadow of the Giant Peachoid: Upstate South Carolina BBQ

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 10.08.2013 | Taste
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

The Peachoid, which looms over I-85, is any repatriating South Carolinian road-tripper's first real assurance that, yes, Virginia, you've made it home.

Slow and Messy Change

Elan Barnehama | Posted 09.28.2013 | Books
Elan Barnehama

Everyone enters the world in the middle of great events -- not all of them good. We can choose to embrace our lives or whine loudly about our circumstances. Or we can muster the courage to imagine a different life, a life that has yet to exist.

Mad Men's Down Season 6 Ends Up in Triumph

William Bradley | Posted 08.26.2013 | TV
William Bradley

Mad Men's season six was a bit of a slog. But we have arrived at the place where we want to be, the very edge of the show's final season.

A Slumping Mad Men Heads to Its Season Finale

William Bradley | Posted 08.19.2013 | TV
William Bradley

One of the greatest TV series of all time has just one episode to go in its divisive sixth season, and just one season left after that in this epic novel for television.

No Mustard, No Relish, Just Judy: Happy Birthday Ms Garland

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 08.11.2013 | Entertainment
Joanna Perry-Folino

Judy Garland. You can't say her name without conjuring up the iconic image of a gifted and uniquely talented teenager in MGM's classic The Wizard of Oz.

Mad Men: When Is a Big Reveal Not So Revealing?

William Bradley | Posted 08.10.2013 | TV
William Bradley

After weeks of declining ratings, leading to the least viewed episode since 2009 the Sunday before last, Mad Men finally rose in the ratings again last week. Will Sunday night's episode drive things upward again?

Mad Men: Change Partners

William Bradley | Posted 07.27.2013 | TV
William Bradley

What happens on the advertising front isn't about advertising, with the exception of, er, margarine. It's about a sense of uncertainty about the precipitously merged new agency, which is still unnamed, and about personal relationships.

A Memorial Day Tribute to Dad for his Service in Vietnam

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 07.23.2013 | Impact
Megan Smolenyak

My dad is the understated, modest type who's reluctant to talk about his service in Vietnam. In fact, he will likely be irritated with me when he s...

Want To Get Married? Don't Sleep With Him On the First Date!

Bree Maresca-Kramer | Posted 07.21.2013 | Style
Bree Maresca-Kramer

You read it correctly, do not have sex with him. Although this may sound like a throwback to our great-grandmother's generation, the wisdom in this simple philosophy is profound.

Mad Men: 'Chevy Is Spelled Wrong!'

William Bradley | Posted 07.20.2013 | TV
William Bradley

Season 2's slinky cool "The Jet Set" has been definitively dethroned as Mad Men's kookiest episode ever. We've gone from time out of mind to out of mind time.

Binders Full of Women: Getting to Know My Mom(s)

Darin Murphy | Posted 07.13.2013 | Women
Darin Murphy

A couple of weeks ago, my sisters and I cleaned out our mother's storage unit a full year after her death. Opening this treasure trove of personal archives has been a mind-blowing revelation.