For generations of queer people, Spock has represented a much-needed world of possibilities.
Category Archive: 1960s
“Freedom’s Just Another Word for Nothin’ Left to Lose”: Janis Joplin, the Mistaken Icon of the Counterculture
The counterculture dictum to “turn on, tune in, drop out” did not quite capture Janis’s philosophy to “get it while you can.”
The very effort to go to the moon feels like something impossible accomplished by an ancient civilization, like the statues on Easter Island or the Egyptian pyramids.
Got Revolution? Jefferson Airplane’s Surrealistic Pillow, the Summer of Love, and Hippie Commercialism
Don’t underestimate the Airplane, even if it’s easy to do. Sure, none of their other music exceeds the […]
On October 27, 1964, Ronald Reagan, in an attempt to right a flagging Barry Goldwater campaign, stepped up […]
Near the end of Hunt for the Wilderpeople, New Zealand social worker Paula, hot on the trail of […]
When we talk about advances in civil and gay rights, we often talk in terms of famous firsts: […]
According to Democratic advance man and speechwriter John B. Martin, Robert F. Kennedy “had a fatalistic view that […]