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Purple Marker Haze

Beth Bartlett | Posted 07.23.2014 | Comedy
Beth Bartlett

'Don't sniff the brown scented markers,' I whisper before I slip over to the next aisle, where padded binders in bold patterns await. In a few minutes, I feel a presence beside me. 'You want some good stuff?' I nod. 'Staples starts their clearance Saturday. 8 a.m.'

It's Been 15 Years Since 'The Day The Music Died'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.23.2014 | Entertainment

When the organizers of Woodstock 1999 planned the third edition of the peace-promoting music festival, they sought to extinguish the unruly atmosphere...

A Baby Boomer's Belated Blog to George Will

Eric Trules | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty
Eric Trules

I mean, okay, I can accept words like "entitled" and "morally superior." I have even referred to your own brand of journalism of reeking of the latter, and isn't it funny, but now we Baby Boomers are guilty of calling the Millennial generation, our children and grandchildren, the latter.

'1-2-3... What Are We Fighting For?'

Tom Gerdy | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

Considering all the above, it is time to rally the troops. I want to again declare war. However, I don't want to declare war across the ocean in a foreign land. I don't want to send our children and grandchildren back to Iraq. I want to declare war on our soil.

Bold As Love -- Past Is Prologue

Craig Carpenter | Posted 06.02.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

In the year following the release of Jimi Hendrix's third masterpiece album, Electric Ladyland, it was apparent that the band with which he had skyrocketed to fame, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, had ceased to exist

Incredible Visual History Of Music Festivals Will Remind You Why You Love Summer

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.29.2014 | Arts

"Everything looks better in black and white," Paul Simon once mused (depending on which version of the song "Kodachrome" you listen to). The music leg...

Antarctica Documentary: A 'CathArctic' Experience

Michael Sigman | Posted 02.10.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

This is not a review of photographer/director Anthony Powell's award-winning new documentary Antarctica: A Year on Ice, which premiered at last summer...

Mysteryland Heads To Woodstock

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

ID&T and SFX Entertainment have announced ticket on-sale information for Mysteryland, the first multi-day festival to take place at the venerable Beth...

13 Things You Didn't Know About Woodstock

Posted 11.25.2013 | Entertainment

The Woodstock Music and Art Fair occupies a venerable place in America's pop culture history, but some basic facts surrounding the 1969 event have bee...

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 ...

I'm From Woodstock. Yes I Am!

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

"Two hours north of Manhattan" was my standard response. "Upstate New York" was my backup, closely followed by "The Hudson Valley", "65 miles south of Albany", and the always dependable "Foothills of the Catskill Mountains".

Crafting Slip: In the Studio With Arlene Shechet

Ruthie Abel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Ruthie Abel

Her work is precarious but her practice is steady. A recipient of numerous accolades, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and an American Arts and Letters award, contemporary sculptor Arlene Shechet is constantly on the move.

On the Delight of David Bromberg in a Small Venue

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 10.16.2013 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

The Falcon, in Marlboro, New York, is one of the best venues for live music in a river valley full of them. It hangs onto a cliff above the plunging creek that divides the heart of town. That David Bromberg should be there was breathtaking.

There's A Technology-Free Oasis In The Heart Of San Francisco, And It's Incredible (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.15.2013 | Healthy Living

Are these photos from present-day San Francisco -- or Woodstock 1969? It would almost be difficult to tell, were it not for the "No smart phones allow...

Children of God

Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin | Posted 10.06.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin

Rabbi Carlebach used music to reach and inspire people. Following death, we all need to forge our own paths to get back to the Garden. For some its music, for others it is community and for still others it is just takes time.

Boehner Plays Woodstock, Where Everybody, It Seems, Is Tone Deaf

Kevin McDonough | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Kevin McDonough

John Boehner will be "goin' up the country" to just a few miles from Bethel Woods. Yes, the leader of the House Republicans who have just voted to repeal Obamacare for the 40th time. We're told that politics make for strange bed-fellows, but in this case, it looks like everyone involved may end up getting bed bugs.

Hippie-Hipster Woodstock Love

Fathom | Posted 10.05.2013 | Travel
Fathom

Woodstock will forever be associated with the 1969 music festival that happened in nearby Belden, and there's plenty of hippie kitsch around town as a reminder. If you look past the tie-dye emporiums and energy healers, though, Woodstock has its own laid-back sense of style.

Songs That Matter: The Band, 'The Weight'

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 09.25.2013 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

"The Weight" belies its name by beginning lightly, with the keen tickle of strings, precise yet also casual. You feel like you're on someone's porch, down home, listening to a few folks make music at sundown.

LATE JUNE, 1970: An Amazing Autograph, Heatwave in London, Granny Takes A Trip, Thunderclap Newman Shows Up and, Yes, 'Gimme Dat Ting'

Binky Philips | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

The epicenter of Rock Cool on planet Earth. Not hyperbolic whatsoever, actually.

Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

Happy birthday, Bob Dylan. Summer, 1988. A skinny redheaded girl is standing in a folding chair in the front row at the Mann Center in Philadelphia, with her arms around two perfect strangers, a blonde and a brunette. We're all dancing to "Maggie's Farm."

A Young Warren Buffett, the Stock Market and TV

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 07.06.2013 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

The Oracle of Omaha explained stock market psychology to a local television reporter more than 50 years ago, a new documentary reveals.

The Woodstock of Capitalism

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 07.04.2013 | Impact
Dylan Ratigan

Every year on this day, tens of thousands of people make the pilgrimage to Omaha, Nebraska to hear two of the worlds richest men discuss everything from cultural trends, to love and marriage, to assigning probabilities to terrorist attacks. Those men are Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, of course.

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.

5 Things (This) Boomer Never Wants To Be Asked

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.17.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

You would think that by sheer factor of our critical mass, boomers could put an end to the needlessly annoying questions we regularly get asked. For one, we are not really the walking history books that some regard us.

Movie Review: Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.15.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Jacob Hatley's documentary about the late Levon Helm (who died in 2012) is a flinty valedictory to a rough-hewn but cagey and soulful musician.