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What Would You Have Looked Like 100 Years Ago?

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 04.30.2014 | Style

From the scrunchies and jean jackets that dominated the 1980s to the plaid shirts and heavy boots that defined 1990s grunge, everyone has their favori...

The History of Mass Surveillance: Resistance

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.04.2014 | Huffpost Code
Michael Nirenberg

There is another aspect to the origin story of contemporary mass surveillance in the US: Resistance. While most "phone phreaks" and telephone enthusiasts were unaware of AT&T's Top Secret Project Greenstar, there was enough general contempt for the phone company's monopoly to trigger a viable resistance movement that had been percolating within the 1960s counterculture.

Abraço - A Rewarding Café Quest

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Corinna Clendenen

This small café in Manhattan's East Village is definitely worth the search, although finding it can be as elusive as Harry Potter locating the Hogwarts Express on Platform 9¾.

An Elusive Utopia By The Sea

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 09.27.2013 | Books
Lionel Rolfe

John O'Kane's at times rambling but nonetheless intriguing book length essay, "Venice, CA: A City State Of Mind," sums up the history, the observations, the artists and writers and poets great and famous and obscure who have lurked among the dark shadows of this Nirvana by the sea.

Excerpts From San Fran '60s -- Sawhorse Over a Water Department Hole

M.W. Jacobs | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
M.W. Jacobs

Through much of that summer of '67, the Summer of Love, Tim was the very first Haight-Ashbury "hippie" many tourists saw.

An Excerpt from San Fran '60s

M.W. Jacobs | Posted 09.17.2012 | San Francisco
M.W. Jacobs

We were in my cramped, dingy bedroom in the Mission District flat I shared with three other San Francisco State students in that spring of 1967. "What's that?" I asked of tablets in a baggie she held up to me. "Acid," Ruth replied.

Robert Crumb's Comic Nightmare

Posted 07.25.2013 | Arts

Robert Crumb's adult cartoons give a feeling similar to being insulted by a kindergartener. The kid is presumptuous, offensive and totally out of line...

'Bent' Star Gets New Show

Posted 04.05.2012 | TV

"Bent" star David Walton has a new gig. According to EW, Walton will star in Greg Berlanti's untitled comedy CBS pilot. He replaces the previously cas...

'FNL' Alum Books New Pilot & More Casting Scoop

Posted 03.10.2012 | TV

Another "Friday Night Lights" alum has booked their return to TV. The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop on Zach Gilford's new gig, reporting that he's ...

Margo Martindale Gets Two New Gigs

Posted 02.29.2012 | TV

Mago Martindale has joined not one, but two new pilots. And does that mean "A Gifted Man" is facing cancellation? Martindale, an Emmy winner for he...

Look Who's Playing TV's Latest President

Posted 02.25.2012 | TV

Cue "Hail to the Chief" because TV has found its president. Bill Pullman, who famously took on the role of head of state in the 1996 blockbuster "I...

Behind Enemy Lines

Todd Burbo | Posted 06.08.2011 | Chicago
Todd Burbo

Not long ago, America's specialty coffee roasters were as much friends as competitors. Now they're getting down to business.

Con Games: Mad Men, C'est Moi

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Conniff

In the twin worlds of Mad Men and my family, life was a roundtrip ticket that never got punched.

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.

The Irony of Irony

Ben Fractenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ben Fractenberg

Can I subvert corporate capitalism with my clothing choices and sardonic detachment? Probably not. Can I register people to vote by sincerely telling them why I think it is important? Most definitely.