Grove Press Publisher Barney Rosset, Champion of Free Speech, Dies

In 1963 — still a fresh-faced high school student just beginning to feel the need to step out and express myself, to maybe “revolt” against the staid and stunting middle-class rules and regulations that governed my school and social life — I was working on my uncle Mort’s parking lots in Los Angeles and Beverly […]

The People Speak: Howard Zinn

With the death on January 27 of historian Howard Zinn (author of “A People’s History of the United States,” the first book to present American history through the eyes of working people rather than political and economic elites), we wanted to call to your attention the release of Zinn’s DVD “The People Speak” on February […]

Boom Times

“The Boomer Century: 1946-2046” is a two-hour documentary that looks to the baby boomers — the influential generation that changed everything — past for clues to how this generation of 78 million Americans will shape the future. Hosted by gerontologist and psychologist Dr. Ken Dychtwald, the program focuses on the boomers’ formative years to reveal […]

Riding “White Bicycles”

A dd this to your Sixties book list: “White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s,” by Joe Boyd, an American who moved to London in the Sixties and who was a leader in the English music revolution that brought forth Pink Floyd, Soft Machine and The Incredible String Band. Boyd was born in Boston in […]