The Photographer Who Documented the Early Days of LSD-Fuelled Psychedelia
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".
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."
From Rave to Revolution: How Pop Music Has Changed the World We Live in
Taking in acid house, Public Enemy and Pussy Riot, Matthew Collin's new book Pop Grenade tells the story of music's ongoing fight to change the world.
The Easiest Way to Live Life Fully Is to Follow Your Weird
I spoke to author and scholar Erik Davis about counter-culture, "haunted technology" and how important it is to "confront the void".
Skinheads, Girl Gangs and Satanists: the New English Library Was the Sleazy King of British Pulp Publishing
Punks, mods, Hells Angels and "The Bastard Trilogy" all had their place in the cult 1970s publishing stable.
Revisiting the Greatest LSD-Aided Athletic Performance of All Time
We talked to the director of a new film about drug-loving pitcher Dock Ellis.