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  • Listen to 'First Party at Ken Kesey's with Hell's Angels' by Allen Ginsberg (1:03)

    Listen to  'First Party at Ken Kesey's with Hell's Angels' by Allen Ginsberg (1:03)
    Read by Sam McDonald, features reporter and music columnist. Play audio: if (AC_FL_RunContent == 0) { alert("This page requires AC_RunActiveContent.js."); } else { AC_FL_RunContent( 'codebase', 'http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/...
  • The Way of the Stoner

    The Way of the Stoner
    Queen of the Sun Sept. 10, 6 p.m., $5. Artspace, 50 Orange St., New Haven. 203-772-2709, artspacenh.org. The Magic Trip Sept. 14, 9 p.m. Bijou Theatre 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. 203-332-3228, thebijoutheatre.org. The Big Lebowksi Sept. 10, 7 p....
  • Which Movie Best Defines Oregon?

    Which Movie Best Defines Oregon?
    If you had to pick a movie, just one movie, to represent your home state, what would it be?  Buzzfeed.com has created a unique map of the U.S. - with every state represented by the movie that best personifies it.  So if it were up to you... what would...
  • Psychedelic Spring: A new Grateful Dead documentary gives Deadheads a reason to tune in and turn on

    Psychedelic Spring: A new Grateful Dead documentary gives Deadheads a reason to tune in and turn on
    Every spring, I listen to the Grateful Dead with fresh ears, not to the exclusion of everything else, but close to it. (I'm not alone in this. How many people in the Northeast associate the Dead's music with thaw, both literal and spiritual?) Despite...
  • Dale Wasserman dies at 94; playwright best known for 'Man of La Mancha'

    Dale Wasserman, a playwright best known for writing the book for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical "Man of La Mancha" and the stage version of Ken Kesey's novel "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," has died. He was 94. Wasserman died Sunday of...
  • 'Stories Done: Writings on the 1960s and Its Discontents' by Mikal Gilmore

    'Stories Done: Writings on the 1960s and Its Discontents' by Mikal Gilmore
    The revolution -- the one that took place in the 1960s -- was in fact televised. The music, the antiwar movement, the drug culture and the social upheaval of the era became major benefactors of the first wave of saturation media coverage. To the...
  • Jack and Allen, in their own words

    Jack and Allen, in their own words
    Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg The Letters Edited by Bill Morgan and David Stanford Viking: 528 pp., $35 "Howl" (1956) and "On the Road" (1957), two works that helped define a time, sprang from two wildly fired, independent imaginations. Few would...
  • Who is Robert Hilburn? A champion and an advocate

    Who is Robert Hilburn? A champion and an advocate
    Bob Dylan, dressed for the Grammys in a pewter troubadour's coat and a dandy western tie, arrived backstage to greet the assembled press after winning the album of the year award for 1997, but before the first question he turned to his handlers and asked,...
  • 'Robert Frost: Speaking on Campus' edited by Edward Connery Lathem

    'Robert Frost: Speaking on Campus' edited by Edward Connery Lathem
    Despite his reputation as a public performer, the poet Robert Frost came uneasily both to readings and lectures of any kind. He was so nervous about public speaking that he once put stones in his shoes to distract him from stage fright; early on, he...
  • Documentary tells full story of Hunter S. Thompson

    Documentary tells full story of Hunter S. Thompson
    OF COURSE, there were the drugs. And the drinking. And guns. And more drugs. Given his notorious lifestyle, it can be hard to keep in mind that Hunter S. Thompson was first and foremost a writer, a frontline chronicler of the promise and adventure of...
  • 'The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde' edited by David W. Bernstein

    'The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde' edited by David W. Bernstein
    The San Francisco Tape Music Center 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde Edited by David W. Bernstein University of California Press/Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: 336 pp., $65 THERE was a time when the zeitgeist used to get bashed about...
  • Aging gracefully: Ken Kesey's "Cuckoo" and "Notion"

    By Richard Rayner "He had the build of a plunging halfback, with big shoulders and a neck like the stump of a Douglas fir," wrote Malcolm Cowley, who taught Ken Kesey in a writing class at Stanford in 1960. "Chapters of a novel were read aloud in a...