In 1964, Ken Kesey, the famed author of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” set off on a legendary, LSD-fuelled cross-country road trip to the New York World’s Fair. He was joined by “The Merry Band of Pranksters,” a renegade group of counterculture truth-seekers, including Neal Cassady, the American icon immortalized in Kerouac’s “On the Road,” and the driver and painter of the psychedelic Magic Bus. Kesey and the Pranksters intended to make a documentary about their trip, shooting footage on 16MM, but the film was never finished and the footage has remained virtually unseen.
Both whites and blacks agree that anti-black racism has decreased over the last 60 years, according to the study. However, whites believe that anti-white racism has increased and is now a bigger problem than anti-black racism.
Teenage girls please don’t worry about being super popular in high school, or being the best actress in high school, or the best athlete. Not only do people not care about any of that the second you graduate, but when you get older, if you reference your successes in high school too much, it actually makes you look kind of pitiful, like some babbling old Tennessee Williams character with nothing going on in their current life. What I’ve noticed is that no one who was a big star in high school is also a big star later in life, except athletes. For us overlooked kids, it’s so wonderfully fair.
“At one point, he’s in college studying anthropology and you think his life is going to be about that, but next thing you know, he’s working full-time as a waiter,” observer Richard Siegal said. “Then out of the blue you find out that what he really wants to do is get into marketing, and suddenly he’s back in college again. It makes no sense.” “And there’s the big speech he gives his parents about how his life’s passion is for community organizing, but you never hear anything about that again,” Siegal added. “It’s like, why even introduce it in the first place?”—
Yesterday, we told you how Kansas state Rep. Pete DeGraaf compared planning for the possibility of a rape pregnancy with special “abortion only” health insurance to keeping a spare tire in your trunk in case of a flat. Because let’s face it, ladies, it’s going to happen.
"For every $5 that Kansas NOW receives, we will buy and personally deliver a model car size ‘spare’ tire to Representative DeGraaf," the Kansas Now page says.
“When people come to New Orleans,” says Donald Link, a chef who owns two of the most popular restaurants in the city that lives to eat, “they want something from here. No one says, ‘I want to get some good Chinese.’ ”
And so it was last month that I spent three days dining (and…
Ate at Cochon a couple of weeks back. One of the better meals of my life.
By the nineteen-fifties, the Mississippi River had advanced so far past New Orleans and out into the Gulf that it was about to shift again, and its offspring Atchafalaya was ready to receive it. By the route of the Atchafalaya, the distance across the delta plain was a hundred…