hippies

The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Mom Left Her Placenta in a Park for a Birthday 'Holistic Ritual'

A year after giving birth, a Toronto-area mother wanted to return the placenta and other things "to nature." Why she would do that in a public park is anyone’s guess.
Mack Lamoureux
11.28.18
Views My Own

I Joined an Anarchist Commune Expecting To Hate It, But Coming Home Sucked

Somewhere between confronting my fear of shit and planting shrooms on Poole's Land, my cynicism melted.
Manisha Krishnan
11.22.18
VICE Long Reads

A Fateful Hunt for a Buried Stash of the Greatest LSD Ever Made

In the 1970s, a quiet pocket of rural Wales became the psychedelic hub of the world. We went back in search of the chemists, dealers, and thousands of hidden blotters.
Joe Zadeh
10.3.17
Books

I Spent Three Years Living with Runaway Rainbow Children

As travelers move along from this year’s Rainbow Gathering, author Chris Urquhart documents their year-round lifestyle.
Chris Urquhart
7.13.17
light art

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.
Taylor Lindsay
6.22.17
Stuff

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

A repress of Tom Wolfe's seminal book features rare manuscripts, photos, and more. We talked to Lawrence Schiller, whose photographs of the counterculture movement inspired Wolfe, about how the new text offers the "full picture of set and setting."
Patrick Lyons
12.3.16
Photo

Love, Bums, and Drum Circles: Postcards from a Modern-Day Hippie Paradise

Every year, hippies, anarchists, artists, and reincarnations of religious figures come together at the Rainbow Gathering to celebrate love and peace.
Denis Vejas
11.24.16
Stuff

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

Augustus Owsley Stanley III was the LSD chemist and audio maestro who not only created the Grateful Dead's "Wall of Sound" and inspired the band's dancing bear iconography, but also created the drugs that sparked the "spirit of that era."
Seth Ferranti
11.13.16
Festival Season!

​We Asked the Hippies at Lightning in a Bottle What Being a Hippie Is All About

An anthropological study from the heart of the transformational festival scene
Jemayel Khawaja
6.2.16
first-person shooter

Photos from Life Off the Grid in a Sustainable Commune

In this week's installment of First-Person Shooter, a member of an Oregon-based sustainable community photographed a dozen or so residents who live off-the-grid and survive together using only materials readily available to them on their 40-acre land...
Julian Master
5.7.16
Stuff

This Drug Smuggler and 'Hippie Mafia' Leader Is an OG in the Weed Legalization Movement

In the 1960s, Richard Stratton distributed thousands of pounds of weed and worked for <i>High Times</i>. His memoir, <i>Smuggler's Blues</i>, tells his story of straddling the criminal and literary worlds.
Seth Ferranti
4.3.16
Stuff

How Burning Man Culture Changed Festivals Around the World

The week-long desert party laid the foundations for festivals all around the world, from Boomtown and Secret Garden Party to events in Denmark, Australia, South Africa, and Bulgaria.
David Hillier
3.9.16
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