1960s

11.14.18

Juicy Stories About What Andy Warhol Was Really Like

"Andy seemed to be floating through space. He had this magical energy and looked like nobody else."

5.3.18
3.6.18

Take a Virtual Vacation with These Unearthed 1960s Snapshots

Robert Doisneau was so taken with the man-made oasis of Palm Springs that he used color film for the first time.

11.21.17

I Wrote to Charles Manson and Got This Drawing in Response

In the late 1980s, Rocco Casella wrote to the serial killer and members of his "Family." This is what he got back.

10.23.17

Thousands of Previously Unseen JFK Assassination Files to Be Released This Week

Experts believe the documents will reveal new info on a trip Lee Harvey Oswald took to Mexico, where he met with Cuban and Russian spies.

6.23.17

Psychedelic Light Art Celebrates the Summer of Love's 50th Anniversary

Trippy projections illuminating San Francisco's Conservatory of Flowers commemorate the summer of 1967.

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12.5.16

The Oral History of the First Two Times the Beatles Took Acid

A few months after George and John were unexpectedly dosed with LSD, the whole band decided to try psychedelics properly. This is what went down.

12.4.16

The Photographer Who Inspired "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test"

We talked to Lawrence Schiller, whose photographs of the counterculture movement inspired Tom Wolfe, about how the new text offers the "full picture of set and setting."

11.21.16

Rare Photos of American Civil Rights Activism from the 60s

'North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South' focuses on places where the fight against discrimination has been ignored by the history books.

11.14.16

The Trippy Life of the LSD Manufacturer Who ‘Helped Create the 60s’

Augustus Owsley Stanley III not only created the Grateful Dead's "Wall of Sound" and inspired the band's dancing bear iconography, but also crafted the drugs that sparked the "spirit of that era."

9.23.16

LSD Candy and Explosive Love Beads: Revelations from the US Government's Private Drug Newsletter

It was 1968, and the feds were really starting to freak out about drug use in America.

9.10.16

All This Will Happen, More or Less: A Kurt Vonnegut Opera Debuts in Indiana This Month

Here's a little-known fact: the 'Cat’s Cradle' and 'Slaughterhouse Five' author wrote an opera in the weeks leading up to his death. Now, 'Happy Birthday, Wanda June' makes its long-awaited debut.

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