1960s Counterculture

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Berkeley in the 1960s: An Unforgettable Character

When I wrote Playground Zero, a coming-of-age novel set in Berkeley during the counterculture movement of the 1960s, I wanted to convey something of the city’s splendor, along with the anarchy of those years....

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Story Circle Network presents: Three authors of coming-of-age stories

Story Circle Network presents a coming-of-age webinar with Sarah Relyea, Shelley Blanton-Stroud, and Elise Schiller....

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Protest for Human Rights: What’s Michelangelo’s David Got To Do with It?

Today’s struggle for human rights has uncanny moments of déjà vu, as seen in a recent image from Turkey. Riot police confront the body of Michelangelo’s David, surging from the smoldering fires of a street protest....

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The 1960s Counterculture and Today’s Intergenerational Marijuana Scene

A few months ago, while having dinner in Park Slope, Brooklyn, I was indulging in my favorite pastime: eavesdropping on other people’s conversations. At a nearby table, two couples, one young and one not-so-young, were sharing their thoughts about marijuana....

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