Category Archives: Marijuana

“American Pie” – Don McLean (1971)

“‘American Pie’ is a song by American singer and songwriter Don McLean. … The repeated phrase ‘the day the music died‘ refers to a plane crash in 1959 that killed early rock and roll stars Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, … Continue reading

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Detroit Artist’s Workshop

Red Door Gallery – 1964 Archie Shepp: “On November 1st, the Detroit Artist’s Workshop, now defunct, celebrated its tenth anniversary. Not exactly an earth-shattering event, this anniversary, but one with great significance for those of us whose daily cultural practice … Continue reading

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Stewart Brand Saw the Future

“You may have heard the just-so story about environmentalism as we know it. On Christmas Eve 1968, an astronaut aboard NASA’s Apollo 8 spacecraft took a photograph of the faraway surface of a green-and-blue, cloud-marbled planet known to its English-speaking … Continue reading

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Diaries, 1970–73 – Duncan Hannah

September 1970. Eisenhower High School. I can’t get into the teen spirit of the Hopkins High pep rally. Purple Power! Youth Fever! Sieg Heil! Makes me sick. “I put out a comic book with some other freaks that is sold … Continue reading

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No Sleep till Gloucester

Charles Olson’s Table “Standing in line early in the morning at the Dunkin Donuts located at the service area on Route 128 North heading into Gloucester, I thought to myself that this ‘mole’ brought into town, not just the tourists, … Continue reading

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Paul Krassner

Paul Krassner, right, in 1969 with, from left, Ed Sanders of the rock group the Fugs and Abbie Hoffman. Mr. Krassner helped start the Yippie movement and was the founder of The Realist magazine. “He was a prankster, a master … Continue reading

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The Unfiltered History of Rolling Papers, Plus Tommy Chong’s Big Fat Jamaican Vacation

“It’s kind of ironic that Tommy Chong, the smokiest half of Cheech and Chong, is so closely associated with rolling papers. Sure the character he played on stage and in the movies was endlessly smoking fatties, and the comedy duo’s … Continue reading

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Thinking About the Sixties by Richard Goldstein

“The ’60s was was a decade without nostalgia, and thus a decade without irony. It’s only natural, then, that the current wave of nostalgia for the ’60s is suffused with irony — for we are looking back to a time … Continue reading

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Quicksilver Times

“Quicksilver Times was an antiwar, counterculture underground newspaper published in Washington, DC. Its first issue was dated June 16, 1969, with Terry Becker Jr., a former college newspaper editor and reporter for the Newhouse News Service, the main instigator in … Continue reading

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R. Crumb Illustrates Jean-Paul Sartre’s Nausea: Existentialism Meets Underground Comics

“Sartre’s novel Nausea introduced his philosophical view as a form of illness to a WWII readership. ‘Nausea is existence revealing itself—and experience is not pleasant to see,’ he wrote in his own summary of his first book, published in 1938. The … Continue reading

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