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Where Does Your Food Preference Originate?

Margaret Marshall | Posted 09.09.2014 | Taste
Margaret Marshall

You may normally think you eat food because it's food, and don't eat other things, because they're not. But a look at other cultures will show you tha...

Dirty Dancing Childhoods and a Reunion

Joan Gelfand | Posted 08.25.2014 | 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.

Woodstock Nation Should Open Their Minds and Listen to Today's Rock Music Artists

Larry Atkins | Posted 10.18.2014 | Entertainment
Larry Atkins

As a 53-year-old who grew up listening to classic rock albums and radio stations and going to many concerts, I can attest that rock is alive, even though it's not the dominant genre anymore.

'Woodstock Was Truly A Life-Altering Experience And One That Changed The World'

Annie Birch | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty

Back in 1969, hundreds of thousands of people converged this week on a 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York -- some 50 miles from Woodstock -- to p...

Woodstock: Yeah, It Was Something -- Just Not What You Think

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.14.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

About a month ago, I was standing in front of the Woodstock display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland Ohio when it happened again. A guy about my age, wearing a baseball cap over what I assumed was a balding head, sized me up and asked: 'So, were you there?' I nodded 'yes' and then what happened is pretty much what always happens.

High Times on 8th Avenue

Brian Rooney | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Brian Rooney

It seems as if everyone is stoned these days, including the editorial board of the New York Times. The Times called for ending the federal ban on m...

Bethenny Talks Parenting and Her New Children's Book, Cookie Meets Peanut

Caroline Presno | Posted 10.04.2014 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

Cookie Meets Peanut, comes out September 23rd and is based on a special dynamic in her own family -- how Cookie, her much loved 14-year-old dog, and her 4-year-old daughter, Bryn, became friends after a rocky start.

Purple Marker Haze

Beth Bartlett | Posted 09.22.2014 | 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 08.30.2014 | 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 08.16.2014 | 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 07.31.2014 | 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.