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Turn On, Tune In

How to commemorate the centenary of acid guru Timothy Leary, born 100 years ago today in Springfield, Massachusetts? Many will dig into their psychedelic rock collection to spin something like Jefferson Airplane’s “Surrealistic Pillow” (1967) or the Grateful Dead’s “Aoxomoxoa” (1969). More historically-minded psychonauts, however, will reach for their Mozart and Wagner records, paying tribute […]

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My Racist Kentucky Home

The Battle over “America’s Troubadour” By · Photography Illustrations by Mary Hallock Foote, based on Stephen Foster’s song “My Old Kentucky Home” · Date 6/7/2018 In July 1957, Frank Chelf, a Democratic congressman from Kentucky brought his harmonica to the Capitol. As members of the House Rules Committee (and a photographer from the Associated Press) […]