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Getting on the Bus

In his 1968 classic book The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe traveled the country in a bus with writer Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Pranksters. During a trip that came to encapsulate the counterculture, Wolfe quoted Kesey … Continue reading

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Devoted to the Betterment of Man: Byrdcliffe: An American Arts & Crafts Colony

By Rich McKinstry, Winterthur Library Director On June 5, 1902, Ralph Radcliffe Whitehead wrote to his wife, Jane, from Kingston, New York: We have found a country with a sky—such beauty of sky I have not seen except in France, … Continue reading

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