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  • Peter Bergman dies at 72; comedian in Firesign Theatre troupe

    Peter Bergman dies at 72; comedian in Firesign Theatre troupe
    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. A...
  • Music review: 'Professor Bad Trip' invades Monday Evening Concerts

     
    “Professor Bad Trip” is Fausto Romitelli’s most ecstatic plunge into psychedelia and spectralism. The Doors meet -– and unapologetically drown out -– Pierre Boulez. Completed in 2000, an Italian composer’s nearly 45-minute confrontation...
  • Remembering Owsley "Bear" Stanley (1935-2011) [Audio]

     
    The obituary for Owsley "Bear" Stanley ran in the news pages of the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, but it spiritually inhabits the music section. Though he never received the cult of his contemporary, Timothy Leary, the eccentric Stanley did......
  • Review: 'Listen, Whitey!' and 'Soundtrack for a Revolution'

     
    'Listen, Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1967-1974' and 'Soundtrack for a Revolution' recall the push for social change....
  • Critic's Notebook: Of 'Mad Men' and a long-lost Beatles cartoon

     
    In what must be the most talked-about licensing of a song in television history, "Mad Men" ended its Sunday episode with "Tomorrow Never Knows," the last track on the Beatles' 1966 album "Revolver." Acquired for a reported $250,000, this track capped an...
  • February 11 - Author Don Lattin

    February 11 - Author Don Lattin
    The book is a story about the four men at the heart of the Harvard drug experiments. Going well beyond their early years together at Harvard, Lattin explores how their impact on American culture can still be felt today. To purchase a copy of the book:...
  • 'The Harvard Psychedelic Club' by Don Lattin

    'The Harvard Psychedelic Club' by Don Lattin
    The Patience Stone Atiq Rahimi Translated from the French by Polly McLean Other Press: 160 pp., $16.95 Books have many incarnations. Some come back as plays or movies. If they have questionable karma, they come back as paperback remainders or Saturday...
  • Can 'magic mushrooms' help cancer patients?

    Can 'magic mushrooms' help cancer patients?
    The psychedelic drug psilocybin, the active ingredient in "magic mushrooms," can improve mood and reduce anxiety and depression in terminal cancer patients, Los Angeles researchers reported Monday. A single modest dose of the hallucinogen, whose...
  • Airport carpets: Don't be floored by blogger's area of interest

    Airport carpets: Don't be floored by blogger's area of interest
    Weary travelers may long to linger over a cup of coffee or snuggle under a plush duvet. But when it comes to airports, lingering is loathed, because it's synonymous with layover. When George Pendle found himself stuck longer than expected at a New York...
  • 10 things you might not know about the summer of love

    As Tracy Swartz observes in an accompanying piece, young people draw a blank on the 1967 crystallization of hippie culture known as the Summer of Love. But even veterans of the counterculture might not easily flash back to these 40 -year-old facts: 1....
  • Comments & Curiosities: Planning for a protest

    Ever been to a protest? I haven't. Not on the protest side anyway. We've all seen protests — people shouting, waving signs, burning stuff, yelling "What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!" That kind of thing. I don't get too...