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The Pump House Gang – Tom Wolfe (1968)

“The Pump House Gang is a 1968 collection of essays and journalism by Tom Wolfe. The stories in the book explored various aspects of the counterculture of the 1960s. The most famous story in the collection, from which the book … Continue reading

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Peace, Love, and Revolution at the Library

“The spirit of the 60s never truly left. And this season, it’s front and center at the Library—and across the city—with era-inspired programs, special guests, exhibitions, and more. In collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s citywide festival The 60s, the Library is launching … Continue reading

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Wes Wilson

“Wes Wilson is generally acknowledged as the father of the 60s rock concert poster. In 1968, he received an award from the National Endowment for the Arts for ‘his contributions to American Art.’ He pioneered what is now known as … Continue reading

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Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters

“The Merry Pranksters were cohorts and followers of American author Ken Kesey in 1964. Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters lived communally at Kesey’s homes in California and Oregon, and are noted for the sociological significance of a lengthy road … Continue reading

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“The Commune Comes to America,” Life, July 18, 1969. “A commune (the French word appearing in the 12th century from Medieval Latin communia, meaning a large gathering of people sharing a common life; from Latin communis, things held in common) … Continue reading

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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test – Tom Wolfe (1968)

“The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test is a nonfiction book by Tom Wolfe that was published in 1968. The book is remembered today as an early – and arguably the most popular – example of the growing literary style called New … Continue reading

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