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meredith-baxter's picture
Dec.09.2013
“I remember Sarah asking me, when I’d just begun therapy with her, what I looked for in a man.  After a few moments of silent, tense deliberation I had it.  ‘Hair,’ I blurted. ‘He has to have hair.’” Meredith Baxter is a beloved and iconic television actress, most well-known for...
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Mar.05.2011
         It’s June 1967, the Summer of Love, and Cynda “Flower” Evans has just run away from her dreary home in  Oregon for the glorious Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco.          There Flower tumbles into the hippie scene, spare-changing on Haight and crashing with the Grateful Dead, before...
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Jan.04.2011
Imagine you have spent your life in the middle of a dust storm, and the air finally clears. Suddenly you see that every step you thought was a step forward was actually a step backward, and you are not where you thought you were. Imagine you can clearly see things now that you had not even realized...
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Nov.03.2010
In 1960, Allen Ginsberg, high on William Blake and the resounding success of his epic poem, Howl, met Timothy Leary, the new Harvard psychologist eager to convince the world that getting high on psychedelic drugs could soothe the savage beast in the human heart. Conners (Growing Up Dead: The...
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Oct.23.2009
(Originally published by City Lights Books in 1971.) "Now back in print, this expanded edition of Revolutionary Letters shows di Prima at the peak of her artistry. This seminal work of political and personal philosophy is written in a direct but lyrical style, lending itself to exploring...
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Mar.01.2009
"The hardest part of being the Grateful Dead's publicist was convincing the media that Dead Heads were diverse, thoughtful, and not infrequently accomplished.  If I'd just had a copy of Peter Conners' Growing Up Dead, I could have simply handed it out.  The Dead Head subculture was rich and...
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Dec.19.2007
Out of the 1960s counterculture explosion came a radical street group called the Diggers who became the heart and soul of the Haight-Ashbury experience. Among its founders was Peter Coyote who has taken his memoirs of this anarchic and psychedelic era and woven them into a collection of stories...