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Culture, Books <i>The Harvard Psychedelic Club</i>: Altered states of America.

The Harvard Psychedelic Club: Altered states of America.

Yes, another '60s history. Like many of its kind, this one seems just a wee bit more meandering and less inherently compelling than it might like to think. Upon reflection, some question remains as to whether The Harvard Psychedelic Club…
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Music, Deadiquette: Common Deadhead courtesies demystified

Deadiquette: Common Deadhead courtesies demystified

With the surviving members of the Grateful Dead reuniting for their first tour in six years, Deadheads have been whipped into a frenzy. It's been a long time since they've seen one another. Will they be able to shake off…
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News, Feature

Tripmasters

Since the Palo Alto and Menlo Park government LSD experiments nearly 40 years ago, Northern California has been a flash point for hallucinogenic drugs and their impact on the nation's sociopolitical development. And the Bay Area's continuing psychedelic legacy includes…
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Calendar, Halloween

Slap Shots

Fucking Hippies People are wandering into the First Unitarian Church on Franklin long after the 7 p.m. starting time for Timothy Leary's memorial service. A piano in the choir's balcony plays "Miss You" by the Stones, a reminder that although…
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Night Crawler

The thick, cloying smell of incense wafts down from the balcony of the Paradise Lounge as Thoth, a "tribal gypsy ensemble" with a Goliath-like bassist in a skirt, plays to a barrage of catcalls. The group is most recognizable for…
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Calendar, Halloween

Acid House

"These are symbols of a secret society," says Mark McCloud, gesturing to the scores of LSD blotter paper hanging in the living room of his Victorian home in the Mission. "And I am the mule that has dragged the cultural…
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Acid House

"These are symbols of a secret society," says Mark McCloud, gesturing to the scores of LSD blotter paper hanging in the living room of his Victorian home in the Mission. "And I am the mule that has dragged the…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night+Day

wednesday april 26 Grow Your Own Eden Now that spring has officially sprung, a handful of the country's best gardeners are in town showing off what a deep green thumb can coax out of the mud. In addition to 18…
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