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On The Bus with Ken and Company: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

A manic, relentless drive through the psychedelic underground c. 1966, Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Tests is a wild read, although it’s unquestionably a product of it’s time. 638 more words

Nonfiction

Pop culture vs. Reality, aka #GWC

There was a time when the images of those on the bus below dominated pop culture. . Who knew the engineers who founded Fairchild Semiconductor… 571 more words

Current Affairs & History

Flip-flops.

Our friend Ben isn’t talking about summer flip-flops here, but flip-flops from liberal to conservative or conservative to liberal perspectives. I read a quote the other day via Yahoo news that defined a conservative as “a liberal who has been mugged by reality.” I found the quote amusing, but unfortunately, the article didn’t identify the source, so I turned to my good friend Google. 333 more words

Wit And Wisdom

"The notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art is merely romantic fiction..."

“The notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art is merely romantic fiction. The game is completed and the trophies distributed long before the public knows what has happened.” – Tom Wolfe, 1959- , American, journalist, novelist, reporter, author, writer

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The Right Stuff (1983): Chasing the demon that lived in the air

“And I died in my boots like a pioneer

With the whole wide sky above me.”

—Stephen Vincent Benet, A Ballad of William Sycamore

Forty-five years ago, the…

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Movie Reviews

Literary Journalism: A certain kind of man

This piece is written in the style of what I have coined as “baroque journalism”. It takes inspiration from New Journalism (Wolfe et al) and contributes to the… 557 more words

Review: Bonfire of the Vanities

Finally!! I have finished the 690 pages that have haunted me for the last couple of months. Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe. This book and I, we didn’t have the friendliest of relationships from the start. 742 more words

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