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The Sixties

What Does it All Mean?

Francis Levy | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

"What Does It All Mean?" is actually a sharp turn from "What Me Worry?" and it's indicative of the peculiar direction of the '60s sensibility which danced between the desire for transcendence and a darker nihilism occasioned by the specter of the Vietnam War.

The Fury in Ferguson and Our Forgotten Lessons From History

Heather Ann Thompson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Heather Ann Thompson

Despite the crystal-clear conclusions drawn by the Kerner Commission about why the '60s had seen so much urban unrest, and what would happen if we ignored the lessons of the these rebellions, we are right back where we were 50 years ago.

Marcia

Marcia Liss | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Marcia Liss

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Diary of a Beatlemaniac: 50 Years Later

Mary Crescenzo | Posted 07.15.2014 | Fifty
Mary Crescenzo

The following contains love sick drool along with reflection on the Beatlemania phenomenon being celebrated this year. It contains transcriptions written with poor spelling, fair grammar, and terrible punctuation, written first-hand by a teenager {me} in a Beatle diary.

Larry Storch: Still a Stand-Up Guy

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 08.25.2014 | New York
Andrew J. Lederer

Something wonderful is happening tomorrow (or Thursday the 26th, if tomorrow isn't Thursday where you are). Larry Storch is performing comedy in New York.

Get Me: Guitarist Joe Beck Leaves a Shining Legacy

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 08.16.2014 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

If Joe Beck somehow had the desire, the dream to leave one last recorded legacy of what this music really meant to him, then surely the brilliantly recorded Get Me is a wonderfully realized dream.

Take the Time to Know Your Students, Even If You're Famous

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Lev Raphael

When you teach, isn't it better to assume less and try to enjoy more? Otherwise, you're turning the classroom into an echo chamber.

The Beatles on Sullivan: You Say You Want a Revolution?

Michael Winship | Posted 04.10.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Winship

The Beatles' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show was less than three months after the Kennedy assassination, bringing across the Atlantic a whiff of much needed fresh air, a reacquaintance with joy we all had been craving since November 22, 1963.

Why I Shall Become an American

Robin Koerner | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Sometime toward the end of this year, I shall become an American citizen. A few of my European friends look confused when they realize that I go around the world expounding the importance of liberty -- and yet choose to live in the U.S.

Children Are Changing the World!

Vicky Tiel | Posted 03.10.2014 | Style
Vicky Tiel

They were born with Google, computers and have used them since they were five and never knew a world without instant knowledge of anything and everything and they are unstoppable. They don't want to be like their ME ME parents.

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.

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 ...

Ken Jordan on Reality Sandwich 2.0 and Conscious Community

Zoe Helene | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Zoe Helene

Image (above): Net of Being, by visionary artist Alex Grey Ken Jordan, the cofounder, publisher and editorial director of Reality Sandwich and ...

A Look Back at Three Heroes From the 1960s: JFK, MLK and RFK

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Bryan Cain-Jackson

It's 2013; we should definitely live for today and look ahead to what we hope will be a prosperous future. However, it should never be forgotten why ...

How Mastering The Art Of French Cooking Turned My Life Around

Judith Newton | Posted 10.15.2013 | Fifty
Judith Newton

August 15, the anniversary of Julia Child's birth, is a good time to reflect on the role that her 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' played in many of our lives. It is was in cooking from' Mastering the Art', for example, that I made strides toward becoming an adult, creating my first home, and entering into the buoyant spirit of the sixties.

Boomer Suicides and the Washington Post: A Flawed Generational Narrative

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 08.11.2013 | Media
Leonard Steinhorn

As with so much journalism about baby boomers, the Washington Post's front page story, "Why the sharp rise in suicides by boomers?" is not only misleading but built on a flaccid foundation of inaccurate history, bubblegum sociology, and generational stereotyping.

Who Was Essie May Jones?

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 07.30.2013 | Black Voices
Meryl Hartstein

Who was Essie May Jones? To me she was the smartest woman I had ever met. She was strong and steadfast yet kind and fun. She would take a bus twice a ...

Revisiting Woodstock With Richie Havens

Henry Miller | Posted 06.24.2013 | Arts
Henry Miller

Richie Havens' two-hour performance had opened the Woodstock festival, and he had improvised his way into history singing "Freedom", which would become arguably the signature performance of the event. Forty years later, he was still just as dynamic and compelling onstage.

Rock and Roll Frankenstein -- or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pop Song

Khalid Hanifi | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Khalid Hanifi

Being sad was just sad, but being sad with Diana Ross via "My World Is Empty Without You" was exhilarating and poignant.

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.

Starter Marriage, The Serial: Part 1

Susan Orlins | Posted 05.28.2013 | Women
Susan Orlins

1965. One of my least evolved relationships was with Saul, my first husband. His dimpled cheeks and large, almost bulging eyes gave him a perky Jiminy Cricket look. His mother claimed his I.Q. was at the genius level. My mother thought he was nice.

High Times in Yugoslavia

John Feffer | Posted 05.06.2013 | World
John Feffer

In 1968, protests erupted around the world. The protestors, most of them part of a new generation, demanded an end to war and dictatorships. Yugoslavia experienced youth protests in 1968 as well, though they too proceeded along a different trajectory.

An Open Letter to Art Garfunkel From His Ex-Girlfriend, Cecilia

Mark C. Miller | Posted 04.13.2013 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

I always called you Arthur. Remember? We dated for 11 wonderful months (at least I thought they were wonderful) starting in June of 1968. I had red hair and you called me "Tater" because I was about half your size and loved Tater Tots even though you referred to them as "frozen poison."

Defending Our Rights All Over Again

Sandi Bachom | Posted 11.15.2012 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

More women of my generation need to speak up, women who were there who had back alley abortions, who were around before birth control. Women who experienced the agonizing decision to terminate a pregnancy before and after they had the choice to do so! I can't believe we are still talking about this.

Meet The Mama Of Psychedelic Art

Posted 07.16.2012 | Arts

While today lava lamps, tie-dye and peace signs may trigger a nostalgic sigh more than a jolt of excitement, there was a time when melting flowers and...