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The Spirituality Of Surfing: Finding Religion Riding The Waves

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.03.2014 | Religion

The spiritual nature of surfing is something Surfer Magazine editors encounter time and again in letters and stories from aficionados. One editor wrot...

Peace & Love: Chatting with Ringo Starr

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

It's clear Ringo and his All Starr Band are loving getting by with a little help from their friends. Here I ask him how it all started.

Beat Poets, Acid Gurus, the Governor and Me

Steve Heilig | Posted 04.03.2013 | San Francisco
Steve Heilig

A local saloon changing owners is rarely front-page news in the big city, but the recent sale of Tosca, in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood, has received much attention.

Third Act, Encore Years or Just Life?

Martha Nelson | Posted 07.07.2012 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

Jane Fonda says we're in our third act. AARP writes about our encore years. I'm not having any of it.

Mad Men Recap: Turn on, Tune in, Drop Out

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 06.25.2012 | TV
Samantha Zalaznick

He expected her to wait for him, but she's a modern woman and she can get home on her own. It's telling that she doesn't expect him to come back for her, or does she just not want to be there when he does?

Centenary of Influence -- Undervalued By Mainstream

David Tereshchuk | Posted 02.18.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

This declining year has been the centennial of Marshall McLuhan's birth -- the man who was, if not the father or godfather, then at least our leading prophet of media-driven political and social change.

Memo to Occupy Protesters: Don't Make The Mistakes We Made in the 60s

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

Somehow the hippie movement lost its unity and credibility when it became about flower children making love and tripping out instead of what we can do together to end war and create social justice.

Ken Kesey Rides Again In Magic Trip

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 10.06.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

Directors Alex Gibney and Allison Ellwood have resurrected, cinematically, the pivotal moment when our country went from Mad Men to HAIR.

Enough With 'on Steroids' -- How About 'on Acid'?

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.26.2011 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

We are using up our nation's reserve of precious steroid metaphors is my point. While we wait for a timelier catchphrase to bubble up from the streets, I'd recommend we rush into use, at least temporarily, the entertaining '60s trope, "on acid."

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...

A Sad Anniversary: John Lennon's Assassination

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

I was recently in Montreal at Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, where John and Yoko bedded down.

Dick Cavett: Get This Man a Show!

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

Dick Cavett does his homework. He's a witty conversationalist. His writing is as sharp, witty and engaging as his talk show hosting was. All this begs the question: Why is this man not currently hosting a TV show?

Did LSD Kill JFK?

Tim Kring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tim Kring

Encompassed in the televised killing of Lee Harvey Oswald is the DNA for why I wanted to tell the story contained in the novel Shift.

A Conversation With Creed's Mark Tremonti, Plus Robert Plant, The Black Crowes, and Freetime With Eef Barzelay of Clem Snide

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

MR: Even though it was released last year, Full Circle is going strong, and this tour is more or less a continuation of the reunion. What was it like getting back together with the other guys?

Three Books To Take You On That Long, Strange Trip

NPR | Don Lattin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's been a half-century since Timothy Leary, a research psychologist at Harvard University, swallowed some magic mushrooms down in Mexico and decided...

Heralding What's New In Movies, ShoWest Opens In Las Vegas

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

ShoWest opened today in Las Vegas. This is the trade show of the the National Association of Theatre Owners and more than 2,500 people convened today in Las Vegas to see what's new in the industry.

My Book on Acid

Don Lattin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Don Lattin

You never know who will show up or what to expect when you face the folding chairs and start reading from your new book. Especially when the book you just wrote is all about LSD.

Andrew Weil, Ram Dass And The Harvard Psychedelic Club

Shelf Awareness | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Aldous Huxley was a major inspiration for the four men Don Lattin profiles in this lively retelling of the start of America's romance with hallucinoge...

Sex, Drugs, Rock 'N Roll in Redneck Country

Ethel Grodzins Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ethel Grodzins Romm

He introduced his girlfriend as "my old lady." She was maybe 17. They were both stripped to the waist, lying in a zipped-open sleeping bag, like hundreds, thousands, of couples around them.

Fame and Frame: A Collection of Stories and Photos of my Career

Pat York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Pat York

This book is a partial visual diary of my life since becoming a photographer in the middle 60's. (The 90's is the only decade not represented. Principally, during that era, I concentrated on working with nudes and anatomy).

Interview with an Investigative Satirist

Paul Krassner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Krassner

I thought that some of you might enjoy this Q&A with me in The Sun magazine, an oasis in the desert of gossip mongering And while I'm here in Blogsvi...

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?

The Most Savage Shock Jock of Them All

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Dig deeper, and the question of who Michael Savage is becomes more complicated. "Savage" isn't his real name; it seems to speak to his heightened sense of masculinity, aggression, and antipathy toward minorities.