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News, Chem Tales Addicts Are Made, Not Born: And It's Not the Drugs That Create Them

Addicts Are Made, Not Born: And It's Not the Drugs That Create Them

The War on Drugs is working. There are fewer and fewer drug addicts every year — just 4 million "chronic" cocaine and methamphetamine users in the entire country, according to a RAND Corporationestimate published last month — but those who…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bright Lights

Bright Lights

As a teenager in rural Northern California, I stumbled onto the Beat writers. My friends and I went wild for them; they had bad attitudes, cool fast cars, crazy independence, and a deep love of language. We threw Beatnik theme…
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Culture, Stage Straight From the Fridge

Straight From the Fridge

It seems to be an unannounced project of the Marin Theatre Company this year to explore the origins of 20th-century cool. A Tennessee Williams play called Fugitive Kind premiered under Lee Sankowich's direction in January featuring an innocent, middle-class girl…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hit the Road, Jack

Hit the Road, Jack

He's the big bad daddy of the American road trip, the Beat writer who traded morals for miles and headed out west in search of a new definition of freedom. But, apart from the stories that can be found in…
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The House of Tudor

Just as Hunter S. Thompson had his Dr. Gonzo, Jack Kerouac had his Neal Cassady. (Well, actually, Dr. Gonzo wasn't real, but that never stopped Thompson.) The film The Last Time I Committed Suicide is based on an eight-page letter…
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