Tag Archives: Yippies

INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Paul Krassner Is Still Smokin’ at 80

Paul Krassner at his 80th birthday party.The counterculture was a spiritual revolution:A Rag Blog interview with Paul Krassner  As the editor of The Realist, Krassner taught me not to take myself too seriously and not to gaze with absolute reverence … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Judy Gumbo Albert, Yippie Girl

Judy Gumbo Albert. Photo illustrations by James Retherford / The Rag Blog.Yippie Girl:A Rag Blog interviewwith Judy Gumbo Albert By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | April 17, 2012 After all these years, she still calls herself “Yippie Girl.” … Continue reading

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BOOKS | John McMillian’s ‘Smoking Typewriters’

The curious case of the 1960s underground press. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | February 21, 2011 John McMillian, author of Smoking Typewriters, will appear at BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 25, … Continue reading

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Judy Gumbo Albert : Gun Show After Tucson

Checking it out at Crossroads of the West Gun Show. Image from Spirit of the Sportsman.Tactically armed citizens:Gun show after Tucson By Judy Gumbo Albert / The Rag Blog / January 25, 2011 Like most Americans, I’ve been wrestling — … Continue reading

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Judy Gumbo Albert : The More Things Change…

L-R: Stew Albert, Attorney William Kunstler, and Judy Gumbo Albert, December 14, 1975. Photo from Wide World Photos.Adventures with the FBI:The more things change… By Judy Gumbo Albert / The Rag Blog / October 13, 2010 Last week a story … Continue reading

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Jonah Raskin : Time to Burn Down the Banks?

Mad mini-poster from Mad Magazine Special #4, Fall, 1971. Image from Mad Cover Site.At least burn a few bucks:Burn down the banks??? By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / June 7, 2010 Yes, I know the title of this … Continue reading

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Jonah Raskin : Yippie Jerry Rubin’s ‘Do It!’ Turns Forty

Image by rhpepsi1 / Amazon.com.Do It! does it:Jerry Rubin’s Yippie classic makes it to 40 By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / January 31, 2010 Jerry Rubin, the youthful Yippie who turned into a middle aged Yuppie, didn’t coin … Continue reading

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Tom Miller : When Jerry Rubin Came to Tucson

Yippee Jerry Rubin addresses a crowd at a park in Tucson, Arizona in 1970. Photo by David Lee Guss / Flickr.Yippie activist Jerry Rubin broughtHis psychedelic oratory to ArizonaBy Tom Miller / The Rag Blog / January 25, 2010 Writer … Continue reading

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James Retherford : The Story of Dada

Alfred Jarry on absinthe.The Story of Dada (Part One) Inspired by the edgy transubstantiation of primitive energy and ontological nullity in Dada’s impromptu poetic style, [Hugo] Ball tried to emulate it — but without success. By James Retherford / The … Continue reading

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Paul Krassner : In Praise of Indecency

Paul Krassner depicted in Oui Magazine advertisement for an upcoming October 1975 interview. Graffiti includes references to the Realist mascot, Lenny Bruce, and Jerry Rubin. Image from the Realist Archive Project.In praise of indecency:Paul Krassner is our ‘Satirist-Laureate’ By Harvey … Continue reading

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Judy Gumbo Albert : My Body. My Story.

Flowers outside the Women’s Health Care Services abortion clinic, scene of the murder of Dr. George Tiller on May 31, 2009, in Wichita, Kansas. Photo by Kelly Glasscock / Reuters.My body, my story: In memory of Dr. George Tiller We … Continue reading

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Judy Gumbo Albert : Peoples’ Park and Our Sixties Legacy

Art from Peoples’ Park 35th anniversary celebration in Berkeley, April 25, 2009. Photo by Z / Bay Area Indymedia.Berkeley’s Peoples’ Park Remembered and Zayd Dohrn’s play, Magic Forest Farm I repeat this phrase, loudly and with more emphasis: ‘Our politics … Continue reading

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