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Tessering Time

I went to a preview screening of the new A Wrinkle in Time film last night. I first found out about Madeleine L’Engle’s book when I was about 8 or 9 and reading stuff like The Chronicles of Narnia and The Hobbit. Honestly, Wrinkle didn’t really stick with me — it’s sort of more of [...]

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50 Years of Love

This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in San Francisco in 1967. During that auspicious season about 100,000 young Americans traveled west to the Fog City to twist in the gyre of a countercultural hurricane while similar youth movements blossomed in Canada an across Europe. Suspicious of government oppression, aligned [...]

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Heaven Hunter

Over the weekend we lost a giant of cinema when Michael Cimino passed away on July 2 at the age of 77. Some might wince at the word “giant” to describe Cimino’s work as a writer and director, but he made two masterpieces, and his decade-ish long run between Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) and The [...]

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Happy Birthday, N.S.A.

Today as Americans turn-out to vote in both state and federal midterm elections, very few voters are aware that we’re also celebrating the 62nd birthday of the N.S.A. which was founded in 1952, 3 years after George Orwell published 1984. The N.S.A.’s purview is signal intelligence — they monitor information and data from around the [...]

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Terence McKenna: Butterfly Hunter

This month we remember the late, great Terence McKenna. The author, lecturer, scientist and philosopher was the heir apparent to Timothy Leary, bringing more lucidity, humor and insight to spreading the gospel of the psychedelic experience than anyone has been able to muster since we lost McKenna to brain cancer in April, 2000. While it’s [...]

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