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Casey Kasem and the Death of American Mass Culture

Will Bunch | Posted 08.16.2014 | Entertainment
Will Bunch

His show arrived right at the moment when it seemed like America was coming apart, culturally, spiritually, and politically -- and promised us, in a tone that was relentlessly upbeat yet somehow never smarmy, that we actually could be one nation under a groove, that for three or four hours we could share a common bond.

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...

'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky: Revisiting the Monterey International Pop Festival Through A Perfect Haze

Holly Cara Price | Posted 02.19.2012 | Books
Holly Cara Price

The Monterey International Pop Festival took place at such a guileless time that the promoters used the word "pop" in its title. Not long after this would have been unthinkable, after the lines were drawn between "pop" music and rock and roll.

I Want to Punch You in Your Neck Face

Joy Yoon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joy Yoon

In graffiti, finding an original name is complicated.

Woodstock Nation: Where Were You (Or Your Parents) During the Summer of "69?

Val Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Val Brown

All the older Reynolds kids, including Randy -- the coolest girl I knew -- went to Woodstock. I felt left out even though I wasn't quite sure what Woodstock was. I knew I was missing something monumental.