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DYING TO KNOW: Leary, Ram Dass, and Me


Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary is a unique documentary that serves as an important slice of countercultural history. Peppered with poignant wit, it inspires boomers and millennials alike. I’ve been truly fortunate to have this pair of psychedelic gurus as intimate friends.
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Hebdo and the Limits of Satire: Realist editor Paul Krassner Rethinks the Art of Irreverence on Culture Counter Magazine


Jonah Raskin took the time to compile a lengthy Q&A with me into this great article on Culture Counter Magazine titled 'Hebdo and the Limits of Satire: Realist editor Paul Krassner Rethinks the Art of Irreverence'.
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The Six Dumbest Decisions of My Life


I’m talking here about seriously dumb decisions, not those minor regrets like that time in 1970 when Esquire magazine assigned me to fly to New Mexico where director Monte Hellman was filming Two-Lane Blacktop, about street-racing.
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While editing Lenny Bruce’s autobiography, How to Talk Dirty and Influence People...


While editing Lenny Bruce’s autobiography, How to Talk Dirty and Influence People, I met with him in various cities where he performed. In Milwaukee, three plainclothes police walked into his dressing room at the dinner club where he was working. They told Lenny that he was not to talk about politics or religion or sex, or they'd yank him right off the stage. The night before, a group of Catholics had signed a complaint about his act. The cops told him that he shouldn't say “son of a bitch” in his impression of a white-collar drunk. P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; 
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