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Summer of Love

Hong Kong's Summer of Love and the Umbrella Generation

Matt Sheehan | Posted 12.04.2014 | World
Matt Sheehan

As city police slowly shrink protesters' turf, the people of Hong Kong and democracy voyeurs around the world are taking stock and asking: what happened here? After all the celebration, chaos, and court orders, has anything actually changed?

Dirty Dancing Childhoods and a Reunion

Joan Gelfand | Posted 10.25.2014 | New York
Joan Gelfand

At Jacoby's there were even Steinways in various states of repair available to guests. In short, the Catskills were a heavenly escape from the noise, traffic and bustle of New York City. Fathers returned up Route 17 each Friday afternoon to join their families for festive and relaxed weekends.

50 Years After the Beatles: Isn't It Time for Another Political & Cultural Revolution?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

Yet while the Beatles' greatest legacy was in effecting a revolution of spirit and mind, today we're in dire need of revolutionaries willing to challenge the status quo.

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 ...

Peace Signs Created Including Nuclear Stainless Core Metal From Decommissioned Nuclear Missiles

Lin Evola | Posted 12.21.2013 | Arts
Lin Evola

Artist: Lin Evola Managing Principal, Rêverie Arts Gallery: Derek Cabaniss Photo credit: Reagan D. Pufall ""1962 No. 2" | 30" x 22" | wat...

Boston MFA's Hippie Chic Exhibit Spotlights Sophisticated Side of Flower Power Fashion

Bob Richter | Posted 11.08.2013 | Style
Bob Richter

Most fashion mavens will be the first to tell you that while always looking forward, top designers also look to the past for inspiration in their design work. I was transported in a fashion time capsule to the late 60s and early 70s for a trippy, fun, inspiring exhibit aptly titled "Hippie Chic."

WATCH: Mystical Publishing Miracle -- Gibran's Enduring Legacy

David Tereshchuk | Posted 09.11.2013 | Books
David Tereshchuk

A global publishing phenomenon has long fascinated me. Ranking number three among the world's best-selling poets -- after Shakespeare and Lao Tsu -- is Kahlil Gibran

Travels With Cubby: A Father's Legacy

Lindsay Pyfer | Posted 08.14.2013 | Travel
Lindsay Pyfer

Each Father's Day, my dad gave his children gifts. He always enclosed a note of appreciation, telling how proud he was of each of us and our accomplishments -- how happy he was to be our dad. But my father's most lasting gift, which I didn't understand until after he died, was the joy of travel.

3 Things That Never Die: Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll

Janie Emaus | Posted 06.12.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

Suffice it to say that sex "in my sixties" is not quite the same as sex was "during the sixties." Not that I don't still have sex, but after thirty years of marriage, I now embrace the concept of "cuddling with benefits" rather than the "Free Love" spirit of my hippie days.

How Jefferson Airplane Defined the 'Summer Of Love'

Lily Armstrong | Posted 03.18.2013 | Teen
Lily Armstrong

Perhaps Jefferson Airplane's "Surrealistic Pillow" will remain the anthem of the Summer of Love, but it does not contain the whole arc -- its successors are two other tantalizing pieces of a story that can never truly be told in retrospect.

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.

PHOTOS: Take A Trip Through Hippie History

sfpllogo_hires | Carly Schwartz | Posted 10.16.2012 | San Francisco

A stroll down Haight Street today will undoubtedly evoke a certain 1960s nostalgia. Live guitar music still warbles from street corners, tie-dyed t...

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.

An Excerpt From "The Street"

M.W. Jacobs | Posted 09.06.2012 | San Francisco
M.W. Jacobs

It may be slight and subtle, but when you turn from a side street onto Haight Street, there is a click, and he feels it now as he turns onto the south side of Haight heading west.

PHOTOS: The City's First Official Hippie Museum?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.18.2012 | San Francisco

They say if you can remember the 1960s, you weren't really there. Now some San Franciscans are hoping to create something that will do much of that re...

Saki Knafo

Return To Levittown

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.13.2011 | Fifty

Last Wednesday, as thousands of protesters gathered in financial districts around the country shouting slogans like "Get money out of politics" and "T...

San Francisco at 50

Michael Yaki | Posted 09.14.2011 | San Francisco
Michael Yaki

If you asked a thousand residents what defines San Francisco, they probably wouldn't agree. But I would say we are restless, inventive, and maddeningly maddening about anything and everything.

Summer of Love, Musical Theatre West

James Scarborough | Posted 06.11.2011 | Arts
James Scarborough

Some of us danced in our seats like Sesame Street puppets. While the concept of and subsequent staging for the script is brilliant, its construction, man, is a major downer.

Slogging Towards Repeal

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

The nation's armed forces are stretched thin, very thin. Repeal of DADT is a national security issue, first and last.