Category Archives: Hippie

Back-to-the-land movement

Maine “A back-to-the-land movement is any of various agrarian movements across different historical periods. The common thread is a call for people to take up smallholding and to grow food from the land with an emphasis on a greater degree … Continue reading

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Ken Kesey on the Lam, Voice Goes to 15 cents!

“Where is novelist Ken Kesey? It has been months and still no word on him. Not since O. Henry, 70 years ago, has an American literary figure taken it on the lam after getting into trouble with the law. O. … Continue reading

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Youth International Party

“The Youth International Party, whose members were commonly called Yippies, was an American radically youth-oriented and countercultural revolutionary offshoot of the free speech and anti-war movements of the 1960s. It was founded on December 31, 1967. They employed theatrical gestures, … Continue reading

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Woodstock’s Contradictions, 50 Years Later

Overwhelmed and underprepared, the promoters declared that Woodstock was a free festival and welcomed the hordes that they couldn’t have turned back anyway. “Fifty years later, I still have what’s left of a pair of three-day tickets to the 1969 … Continue reading

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Born in the Summer of Love: The Haight Ashbury Free Clinic Transformed Drug Addiction Treatment

The influx of hippies to San Francisco in 1967 during the Summer of Love created a surge in health care needs, including many suffering from sexually transmitted diseases, pneumonia, food poisoning, and bad drug experiences. “As a straight-laced zoology student … Continue reading

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LSD Turns 75: What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

March 25, 1966: LIFE Magazine “It would be another 24 years until Jimi Hendrix would release ‘Are You Experienced,’ but Albert Hofmann became the first person in history who could conceivably answer in the affirmative to that when he discovered LSD’s … Continue reading

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How Tom Wolfe Became … Tom Wolfe

Wolfe, by Irving Penn, in 1966. The writer had already become “the object of a cult.” “I was 11 or maybe 12 years old when I discovered my parents’ bookshelves. They’d been invisible right up to the moment someone or … Continue reading

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