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Grateful Dead

What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been

Robert J. Feldman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Fifty
Robert J. Feldman

Dark Star Orchestra, named after the Grateful Dead's epic psychedelic tour de force, re-creates the Dead experience. They are seasoned and evolving musicians who have played with the living members of the Dead at one time or another.

Dead After 50

Jessica Wolf | Posted 03.03.2014 | Fifty
Jessica Wolf

Last Thursday night, I texted a friend: "What should I wear to a Dead show? No tie dye available," and got back, "Tank top, no bra." "I'm afraid that ship has sailed," I wrote.

I'm With Stupid: Pity the Poor, Misunderstood Loquaciavore

Todd Hartley | Posted 03.12.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

You've heard the word "locavore," right? A locavore is defined as "one who eats food grown locally as much as possible." Well, I would consider myself a "loquaciavore," which, of course, is defined as "one who talks to anyone in one's locality as much as possible."

Rosa's Cantina -- One of the Most Famous Bars in the World (Though You Wouldn't Know It)

Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel
Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

The place is not touristy. It's not pretentious. It has absorbed its fame and moved on. It's more a Robert De Niro than a Justin Bieber -- it knows stardom and is okay with it.

Ken Kesey: The Formative Years of a Literary Revolutionary

Steve Heilig | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Steve Heilig

Where had Ken Kesey come from? His youth was akin to that of a real-life Huck Finn, who transformed into a revolutionary counter-cultural figure.

The Grateful Dead Will Always Be This Colorful

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts

Watch Grateful Dead's lead singer Jerry Garcia give a special peak into the band's humble beginnings in this 1988 interview with Joe Smith. Seeing...

This Right Here Is Why Everyone Wants To Be A Rockstar

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 08.30.2013 | Celebrity

Elvis Presley performs in 1957. Beatles fans try to break through a police line at Buckingham Palace in London in 1965. Janis Joplin perform...

'The Days Between' and the Gospel of Jerry Garcia

Varun Soni | Posted 10.05.2013 | Religion
Varun Soni

With Garcia as a reluctant leader of the hippie movement, the largest countercultural movement in American history, the Grateful Dead quickly evolved from a rock and roll band into a new religious movement.

Band's Fans Just Won't Quit

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 09.28.2013 | Entertainment

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Gathering of the Vibes festival raises some challenging aesthetic questions: Among them, is it possible for a 1960s vete...

Soundtracking Your 4th of July Celebration

Dave Tomar | Posted 09.02.2013 | Entertainment
Dave Tomar

Every holiday deserves a great playlist. I'm working on my 4th of July mix as we speak. When I show up at a cookout, I like my iPod to be bursting at the seams with patriotism, Americana and songs about summer love that aren't from Grease.

My Grateful Dead

Joanna Colangelo | Posted 08.11.2013 | Entertainment
Joanna Colangelo

Twenty-six years ago, in June 1987, I sat in our family's blue Volvo station wagon, my six-year-old legs sticking to the vinyl seats of the car. I had tagged along with my mom to go grocery shopping, and as we pulled onto our street, a song came on the radio.

I'm With Stupid: Slayer Fans vs. the Westboro Baptist Church

Todd Hartley | Posted 07.15.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I hope they come with their pickets and messages of hate and encounter a massive horde of Slayer fans when they get there. And then, when the counterprotest begins, I hope the cops turn a blind eye and let the Slayer fans do what they will.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, American Beauty, Gets a Bookplate in the New Yorker, 1925

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 07.01.2013 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

The idea of being beautiful and damned is one readers have always associated with F. Scott Fitzgerald. The New Yorker picked up on this theme in an illustration that largely went unnoticed -- but not by Fitzgerald himself.

How the Grateful Dead Got Started

Dr. R. Keith Sawyer | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Dr. R. Keith Sawyer

This is how all great creativity happens -- a wandering path, surprising and unpredictable. As a Grateful Dead song puts it, "What a long, strange trip it's been." You can't tell where it's going to end, but you have to trust in the process, and stay open to the surprising ideas along the way.

Rock Music's Ode To LSD

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.16.2013 | Entertainment

Seventy years ago, an unsuspecting Albert Hoffman discovered a chemical substance that would alter the face of rock music and drug culture forever. Wh...

Dig This: Ephemeral Art From an Ephemeral Revolution

Steve Heilig | Posted 05.28.2013 | San Francisco
Steve Heilig

Back in the murky pre-history of San Francisco's fabled Haight-Ashbury, even before the fabled "Summer of Love," were the Diggers.

The Real Clive Davis: Dishing the Skinny with Don Silver, the Man Behind the Man

David Henry Sterry | Posted 04.27.2013 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Now that Kelly Clarkson has called Clive Davis a liar and a bully, and revealed that she felt violated by his account of their relationship in his autobiography The Soundtrack of My Life, I thought it would be interesting to get the perspective of a man who worked under Clive.

PHOTOS: Six Feet Under With Jewish Deadheads

Josh Fleet | Posted 12.04.2012 | Religion

Every version of the tale is different, but certain elements persist: A wanderer encounters somebody disrespecting a corpse that, in life, had not pai...

Grateful Dead Teams Up With Dogfish Head On New Beer

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 10.17.2012 | Food

Finally, a beer for deadheads. Legendary rock band Grateful Dead is partnering with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery to create a custom brew they've dubbed ...

Lithuanian Homesick Blues

Terry Lyons | Posted 12.09.2012 | Sports
Terry Lyons

To those, like me, who were in attendance in Barcelona during the 1992 Olympics, the bronze medalists, a.k.a. "The Other Dream Team," stole the show.

Mickey Hart's Brain on Drums -- Interview at AARP in New Orleans

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 11.23.2012 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

By the time Mickey Hart finished his AARP convention appearance in New Orleans yesterday, we had quite literally seen his brain on drums as his brain waves were projected onto a screen by neurologist Dr. Adam Gazzaley through the magic of electrodes and computer modeling.

Warrant Out For Former Grateful Dead Drummer

AP | Posted 09.14.2012 | Celebrity

HARRODSBURG, Ky. -- Police in Kentucky have a warrant for the arrest of former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart stemming from an alleged assault afte...

Jerry Garcia Is Still Making the Fans Move

Jamie Soja | Posted 08.16.2012 | San Francisco
Jamie Soja

Seventeen years after the death of Jerry Garcia, the Grateful Dead's music is still going strong. This could not be more evident than on the night of August 3rd celebrating Jerry Garcia's 70th birthday with the event "Move me Brightly."

Andy Campbell

We Found Jerry Garcia In A Horseradish Jar, Man

HuffingtonPost.com | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.13.2012 | Weird News

How high are you right now? Good, because Florida man Tom Haupert wants to show you his horseradish jar, and it's got the spitting image of the lat...

Electronic Dance Music and Jam Bands Tap the Same Fan Vibe

David Meerman Scott | Posted 09.26.2012 | Entertainment
David Meerman Scott

The music pumps and pulses while tens of thousands of fans all tune into the vibe, dancing, becoming one organism where the line between artist and audience blurs.