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The Ballad of Cadillac Dave: A Saga of Journalism, Drugs & Redemptionnew

If you took all the histories and memoirs ever published about Chattanooga and brought them all together in one hypothetical and impossibly complete library, not only would the "Cadillac Dave" books include one of the only first-hand accounts of 1960's campus radicalism at the University of Chattanooga, they would surely be the only history or memoir to be cross-referenced in both the "Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll" and "Religion" categories.
The Pulse  |  Rich Bailey  |  03-07-2013  |  Features

The Clash Between the Black Panthers and the Santa Ana Police, 40 Years Laternew

"I think people want to forget this," former Orange County Black Panther head Daniel Lynem says. "If they could wipe it from the history books, they would. And for the most part, they have."
OC Weekly  |  Gustavo Arellano and Gabriel San Roman  |  09-15-2009  |  History

The Beatles: I'm Looking Through Them

Rediscovering something that wasn't lost: A few words on the Beatles remasters.
Metroland  |  John Brodeur  |  09-02-2009  |  Reviews

John Bassett McCleary's 'Hippie Dictionary' Captures Peace & Love for Posteritynew

At first, McCleary says, "The Hippie Dictionary sounded almost like an oxymoron." Yet the more he thought about it, the more he realized that "many new and exciting words and emotions were developed during this profound period of time."
East Bay Express  |  Anneli Rufus  |  08-12-2009  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Mark Rudd: Political Organizer, Ex-Federal Fugitive, Pseudo-Stepdadnew

Mark Rudd and his sort-of stepson recently chatted over crackers and hummus about Rudd's days in SDS, the Weather Underground -- and about the biggest mistakes he made along the way.
Weekly Alibi  |  Simon McCormack  |  06-01-2009  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

'Harvard Beats Yale 29-29': For a Moment, Football Was the Worldnew

Forty years later, players remember the Harvard-Yale game of 1968 in the context of a nation in turmoil.
Chicago Reader  |  J.R. Jones  |  02-23-2009  |  Reviews

Tommy Hall, an Originator of Acid Rock in the '60s, is Still Psychedelicnew

For many of his 66 years, Hall has been pursuing intellectual enlightenment through acid. He began that quest in the mid-'60s with the 13th Floor Elevators.
SF Weekly  |  Jennifer Maerz  |  02-18-2009  |  Culture

Police Vets of the 1968 DNC Get Their Say in 'Battleground Chicago'new

First published in 2004 but reissued in paperback last May, in time for this summer’s round-number anniversary, Frank Kusch's Battleground Chicago tells the story of the infamous "police riot" at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. But here's a first: it's told from the cops' point of view.
Chicago Reader  |  Barry Wightman  |  08-26-2008  |  Nonfiction

The 'Forever Young' Generation Reflects on Life in Vermont's First Communesnew

A revival of Hair is giving audiences in New York's Central Park a vicarious contact high these days, but memories of the bygone Age of Aquarius in Vermont have sparked an upcoming commune reunion and a new book, Farm Friends: From the Late Sixties to the West Seventies and Beyond by Tom Fels.
Seven Days  |  Susan Green  |  08-25-2008  |  History

'Mad Men': The Champagne of Showsnew

I want a black Cadillac with fins like a shark. I want a shot of Seagram's in the calm hour after a rough day. I want to take a long drag on a short Camel to soothe my T zone; there'll be no irritation, four out of five doctors agree.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  08-07-2008  |  TV

'Life' Photographer Bill Eppridge Remembers the Bobby Kennedy Campaignnew

"My job was to see, not to hear," writes Eppridge in his recently released coffee-table book A Time It Was: Bobby Kennedy in the Sixties, a crisp, informative collection of magnificent color and black-and-white photographs of perhaps one of the most exciting presidential campaigns in American history, up to this most recent season.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Blaine Taylor  |  07-29-2008  |  Nonfiction

The Catonsville Nine and Baltimore Four Revisitednew

Forty years ago, nine Catholic peace activists took a draft office in Maryland -- and the nation -- by surprise. Together they took the draft files to a grassy patch behind the building where tipped-off reporters were waiting for them. They then set the files ablaze with homemade napalm, recited a prayer, made statements to the press, and waited peacefully to be arrested.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Joe Tropea  |  05-20-2008  |  History

Chinese Novel 'Wolf Totem' Translated into Englishnew

Unlike many novels that deal with modern living, Wolf Totem is a semi-autobiographical work about a student named Chen Zhen who spends years in the remote Mongolian grasslands during the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s.
The Georgia Straight  |  Bernice Chan  |  04-14-2008  |  Books

Cathy Wilkerson: Exploding the '60snew

She survived the infamous Weatherman bomb-factory explosion, life underground, and prison. In Flying Close to the Sun, she offers her life and times for all time.
Boston Phoenix  |  Clif Garboden  |  10-25-2007  |  History

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