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The 60s

Political Read: I Wanted to Be Paul

Howard Fineman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Howard Fineman

For people of a certain age -- I am one -- the Beatles seven years atop the pop charts precisely tracked the passage from early adolescence to what society said was adulthood: from "Please Please Me" to "Let it Be."

Santa for Colored Girls

Diedre A. Ware | Posted 02.19.2014 | Fifty
Diedre A. Ware

This man we idolized should have looked more like me. Or, rather, like my father. Because that's who he had been all along.

John Locke Goss: The Third Metric and the Wisdom of the Hippies

John Locke Goss | Posted 02.02.2014 | Fifty
John Locke Goss

Some might say we gave up and dropped out, but it was more than that. We chose, rather, to try to change the world by example rather than by protest or force, so off we went to test our theories and beliefs.

Face It: Goodbye Annette and the '60s

Michele Willens | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
Michele Willens

There is no denying the fact that when one thinks Mickey Mouse Club, one thinks Annette. She was the only one who remained a real star, at least as long as she wanted to be.

From More San Fran60s: The Beatles' Last Concert

M.W. Jacobs | Posted 05.15.2013 | San Francisco
M.W. Jacobs

There was rock 'n roll and there was the Beatles. Their last concert anywhere, ever, was in San Francisco on August 29, 1966, and later it was hard not to see some connection with the counter culture that would be bursting onto the world from the same location in only six months.

Peter Yarrow: An American Journey, Ending Bullying, and the Story of the Hungry Goat!

Robert LoCascio | Posted 04.30.2013 | Arts
Robert LoCascio

"Well our lives were threatened, you know we went to a march in Frankfort, Ky., as part of the Civil Rights movement where we got the direct message, if you go to this march you will be killed. And even though Mary was pregnant with her second daughter at the time, we didn't even give it a second thought."

From San Fran '60s -- Haight-Ashbury Chicks

M.W. Jacobs | Posted 01.29.2013 | San Francisco
M.W. Jacobs

When I stood outside the door of Francine's Waller Street pad that night in June 1966, I was desperate and anxious.

Daydream Believer, 1945-2012: Davy Jones and the Shift of Generations

Howard Barbanel | Posted 05.01.2012 | Entertainment
Howard Barbanel

American culture is a youth culture. On television and the movies it sometimes seems that everything and everybody is permanently frozen at 28 years old and it's just the rest of us on the couch who break '50, '60 and '70.

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...

Saki Knafo

Levittown: The Baby Boomer Story As Told By The Children Of America's First Suburb

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty

In 1946, a developer named William Levitt began buying up land from potato farmers in the Long Island town of Hempstead, N.Y., and within a few years ...

When My Parents Were Help to The Help

Mark Olmsted | Posted 10.10.2011 | Home
Mark Olmsted

We had two cleaning ladies, Mary and Nancy, a pair of sisters who alternated their weekly visits. One day, Nancy came to work in tears, unable not to cry in front of my mother. "They gonna take Mary's kids away," she sobbed.

PHOTOS: Mick Jagger Pouts His Way To The National Portrait Gallery

Posted 09.04.2011 | Arts

Colin Jones' 1967 portrait of Sir Mick Jagger, with a confrontational gaze and a military coat à la Sgt. Pepper's, says it all. Jagger and the Rollin...

New York Public Library Buys Timothy Leary’s Papers

nytimes.com | Posted 08.16.2011 | Books

When the Harvard psychologist and psychedelic explorer Timothy Leary first met the Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in 1960, he welcomed Ginsberg’s particip...

Mad Men Season 4, Ep 4: The Rejected

Janet Turley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Janet Turley

Peggy steps out of her day job and into the beatnik nightlife, entering a world divorced from her pragmatism, where she doesn't have to fake virginity to win a man's attention.

Eldridge Cleaver, Beaver Cleaver, and Cops Chasing My Mom

John Shore | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Shore

Chief amongst the mighty and majestic mysteries of my life is how in the name of Methuselah I could be 52 years old. One minute I'm playing in a meadow, the next I'm lying awake fretting about my cholesterol.

Right Wing, Wrong History

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Shaffer

Hippies, draft resisters, the Weathermen, rock bands, college radicals, feminists, and peace marchers were not all siblings in one big anti-establishment family.

My Father and the "Hair" Transplant

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Hair was probably the best experience my dad and I have had together on Broadway. If you didn't live through this all-important time, see the show to experience it.

Revenge of Gen-X: What Movies About the 80s Mean

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In case you needed proof that Hollywood is dominated by and aimed at people in their 30s and early 40s, look at all the movies about the 1980s currently on screens.

Toward 2012

Daniel Pinchbeck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Daniel Pinchbeck

What might our society gain from the legitimate use and study of psychedelics if their benefits, as well as risks, were well understood and articulated?