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Articles tagged hippies

Wednesday, October 9 2013

Fighting the Good or Mediocre Fight, Over Six Decades

Jonathan Lethem's family saga, Dissident Gardens, recalls Saul Bellow or Philip Roth’s urban intellectuals battling Jewish angst.


Tuesday, July 12 2011

The Tragically Hip Hippies of Yorkville, Toronto, in ‘Making the Scene’

This book astutely charts the transformative effect of Yorkville as a community, revealing it be a place that was greatly changed over the course of a few scant years.


Sunday, July 10 2011

Techno’s Labor Force, Rock’s Betrayal, and the Birth of the Fascist Groove Thing

Electronic music has always maintained an ambivalent attitude towards labor, at once rejecting the notion of wage internment and creative inhibition while embracing the beauty of the cyborgian mechanics of the factory and the allure of discipline and dominance.


Friday, August 28 2009

Taking Woodstock

The Ang Lee take on Woodstock never gets much beyond these clichés: hippies took drugs, rain made mud, the music was great and crowds were huge.


Friday, August 31 2007

Flower Power: Stepping Back From the Past

After years of talking about how great this music is, it's time we started actually listening to it. For example, does a song sound like the year 1968, or does it sound like Deep Purple?


Wednesday, August 29 2007

Summer of love redux: ‘67 experience still resonates in San Francisco


Friday, June 29 2007

TRAVELOGUE: A hip tour of hippie-dom


Monday, June 4 2007

Love blooms anew for 1967


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