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Mad Men: The Strategy Is My Way

William Bradley | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

"The Strategy," Mad Men's penultimate episode of 2014, was a very important episode about work and relationships. And in the best tradition of Mad Men, it showed that, for these folks, the most important relationships revolve around work while the best work is about relationships.

Mad Men: Don Draper Looks to the Future, No Matter What ('If 6 Was 9')

William Bradley | Posted 06.28.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

It's not exactly a stretch to say that the episode is structured in three parts to show Don's past with his first wife demonstrating why she remains stuck in an untenable child-like mode, his present with his second wife and why her unstable situation is untenable for him, and his hoped-for future at his past employer Sterling Coo.

The FBI COINTELPRO Program and the Fred Hampton Assassination

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 02.02.2014 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

On December 4th it will be 44 years since a select unit of 14 Chicago Police officers executed a pre-dawn raid on a west side apartment that left Illinois Black Panther Party leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark dead.

Coming Out in Boston in 1969

Thom Nickels | Posted 09.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Thom Nickels

In Boston in 1969, homosexuals were everywhere, but the trouble was finding them. I did a lot of walking around Boston on weekend nights trying to do just that. I was in the city as a 19-year-old conscientious objector fulfilling my alternate service work contract in lieu of military service.

With a Little Help From Strangers: Stonewall at 44

Elan Barnehama | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Elan Barnehama

We may mark time as before and after the Stonewall riots, before and after Rosa Parks sat where she pleased, before and after Jackie Robinson stepped onto Ebbets Field, but those moments were made possible by many, many, many named and unnamed people who came before.

Stonewall and Gay Pride: Echoes From 1969

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 08.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Gregory G. Allen

As a 44-year-old man born in 1969, I can only imagine what it was like for those who were in New York City during the Stonewall riots that year. This is why it is wonderful to be able to talk to someone who witnessed it firsthand: Donald Reidlinger, who was a teen during the summer of '69.

Did Charles Manson Commit More Murders Than The 1969 Killings?

www.newser.com | Posted 02.05.2013 | Crime

The LAPD is trying to obtain decades-old tapes said to be recordings of conversations between Charles Manson and his right-hand man Charles "Tex" Wats...

An Appreciation of Neil Armstrong: The Coolest. Dude. Ever.

Mark W. Schleisner | Posted 11.06.2012 | Science
Mark W. Schleisner

In the history of humankind, only one person has a bio that includes "first on the moon": Neil Armstrong. And was he ever the right person for the job!

We Believed We Could Touch the Sky

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.28.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Armstrong's death last week has evoked numerous gauzy tributes to his amazing courage. But romantic memories of that historic moment belie the real triumph for Armstrong, NASA, and our deeply conflicted nation of the late 1960's.

You Tell Us: When Did The Spirit Of The '60s End?

MacGregor Thomson | Posted 06.01.2012 | Fifty

Last week James Franco wrote an anecdotal piece on his experience watching "Gimme Shelter," a film by the Maysles Brothers that involved coverage of t...

David Moye

WATCH: Tennessee's Armageddon House Built To Stand Through Doomsday

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

A stone house in Alcoa, Tenn., was built for a predicted Armageddon that came and went. Now, with some saying Saturday will bring the end of the world...

Movie Review: True Grit

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

While both the 1969 and the Coens bothers' remake are relatively faithful to the novel, the Coens more closely captures a sense of rough justice, and that even heroes have feet of clay.

Pete Townshend Meets My Mom and Dad at the Fillmore East

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

As The Who show progressed, with no security staff whatsoever, the wings of the stage started getting jammed. But, I was still the only one onstage.

The Alpha and the Omega of the Aquarian Age

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Kirkpatrick

Although the cliché is that it's hard to imagine Woodstock happened that long ago, I find it hard to imagine that those three days of peace and music happened so recently.

Visible Lives: Celebrating LGBT Pride 2010

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

What matters sordid wealth or brutish might? Bright day, dark night, Gay or straight, black, brown or white, Tall or short, Blond or brunet, Voluptuo...

Norman Mailer's "Moonfire" Celebrated With New Coffeetable Book

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Alex Vadukul | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Norman Mailer, a writer once known for his towering ego, enjoyed the release of an equally over-sized book last Friday. Fans of Mailer gathered in th...

Previously Unseen John Lennon Photos Reveal How Far Popular Music Has Fallen

Andy Pemberton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Pemberton

A cache of photos showing John Lennon writing Give Peace A Chance during his famous bed- in with Yoko Ono in Montreal in 1969 have been unearthed. Y...

This Week In Art: The Art of Collaboration

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

In today's interconnected world, with virtually no barriers to entry for anyone who wants to participate in the dialogue, I believe that the best projects will come from working together.

Donald Fisher Dead: Gap Co-Founder, 81, Dies

AP | SARAH SKIDMORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

PORTLAND, Ore. — Donald G. Fisher, who co-founded apparel giant Gap Inc., has died at age 81 after a long battle with cancer. The company said ...

Facebook and the Class of 1969

Denise Vivaldo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Denise Vivaldo

I had no intention of going to my 40th high school reunion. I thought I'd escaped my high school class. Then more invitations and information about the reunion started flowing via Facebook.

Mafia Sons Play For Reel Cash

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Mob stories continue to be such a hit with movie audiences that you can't blame Mafia sons -- whose dads did the crimes and the time -- from trying to cash in.

Woodstock Wisdom

James S. Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James S. Gordon

I hadn't planned on going, but then another doctor as young as I was then called me up, desperate for help. That's how I found myself on a plane to Bethel, N.Y. with Joan Baez.

Woodstock: The Minister, God and Me

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

A young hippie-dippy minister, God bless him, and his wife move to town in the same time-vortex as we do. And he is Hell-bent on getting to Woodstock.

Woodstock 40 Years Later: Legacy Still Present At Today's Music Festivals

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Today's robust festival culture owes much to Woodstock – lessons from both its incredible success and its logistical nightmares...

Woodstock's 40th Anniversary

Pete Fornatale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pete Fornatale

Woodstock was, without question, the high-water mark of the '60s youth revolution -- musically, politically, and socially.