| Mar 8, 2013
| 7:50 PM
Gerald D. Klee, a retired psychiatrist and LSD expert who participated in experiments with the hallucinogenic drug on volunteer servicemen at U.S. military installations in the 1950s, has died. He was 86.
Klee died Sunday of complications after...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Dr. Gerald D. Klee, a retired psychiatrist who was an LSD expert and participated in its experimentation on volunteer servicemen at several military installations in the 1950s, died Sunday of complications after surgery at the University of Maryland St....
| Mar 6, 2013
| 11:34 AM
I liked the planets.
It was hard not to like a lot of things during the Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade. On a winter day as warm as the Fourth of July, the town was in full bloom Saturday.
Funny how parades do that.
It's as if we have the license...
| Mar 10, 2012
Peter Bergman, a founder of Firesign Theatre, the comic quartet that channeled the absurdist sensibility and chaotic impulses of the countercultural 1960s and '70s into a popular radio show and a series of cult-classic albums, has died at 72.
| Jul 19, 2012
| 7:19 PM
Tom Davis, a comedy writer who teamed with Al Franken to write memorable bits on"Saturday Night Live" beginning with the late-night show's debut in 1975, has died. He was 59.
Davis died Thursday at his home in Hudson, N.Y., his wife, Mimi Raleigh, told...
| Mar 15, 2011
Nearly everyone familiar with the history of the 1960s has heard of Timothy Leary and Ken Kesey, the pranksters who spread the gospel of psychedelics to the countercultural generation. But far fewer remember Owsley Stanley.
Stanley, who died Saturday...
| Mar 25, 2011
Leonard Weinglass, a crusading lawyer who championed radical and liberal causes and clients in some of the most controversial trials of the 1960s and '70s, including the Chicago 7 and Pentagon Papers cases, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 77.
| Nov 14, 2010
This month's column is about love. Not the Valentine's Day variety. The Siren's Call is interested in love as an elemental force — as something experienced by mystics and glimpsed by poets. Dante caught a glimpse — this column recently...
| Jun 24, 2012
What's your ideal spot for meditation and pondering the big questions? An ashram on the Ganges? A monastery in the desert? The sofa in the den? Wherever it is, make sure you have the following Huston Smith titles with you — for support and...
| Oct 29, 2010
| 4:32 PM
It's not quite a haunted house. But "Bright White Underground," a mind-bending transformation of Rudolph Schindler's Buck House, is close enough to warrant a visit this Halloween weekend. Under the auspices of Country Club, a Cincinnati gallery that...
| Jan 11, 2011
| 4:32 PM
âProfessor Bad Tripâ is Fausto Romitelliâs most ecstatic plunge into psychedelia and spectralism. The Doors meet -â and unapologetically drown out -â Pierre Boulez. Completed in 2000, an Italian composerâs nearly 45-minute confrontation...