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Allen Ginsberg - 1979

In 1966, Allen Ginsberg was looking for a venue to voice his non-dope-fiend yet still pretty liberal views on dope. The Atlantic welcomed him in for his big reveal: marijuana is not dangerous, is quite the internal adventure, and is done by nearly every prominent artist in America:

“At this point it should be revealed for those unaware that most of the major (best and most famous, too) poets, painters, musicians, cineasts, sculptors, actors, singers & publishers in America and England have been smoking marijuana for years and years.”

After abstaining from romance her entire life, Julep Jiang attempted a specifically ambitious experiment in her late 20s — she would date 50 men in the course of six months.

Here’s the trick about high quality denim: a lot of the most expensive designer jeans have been worn by denim breakers for months. Here’s what it’s like to soil pants for a living.

Step into a fabulously ornate Brooklyn brownstone of 1876.

There is something about the magic of a live YouTube performance that is both heartening and a little pathetic. You didn’t actually go, but hey, you can still see watch Talking Heads live at the Capitol Theatre in 1980, complete with David Byrne jogging in place while singing. Here are 14 YouTube performances you will get sucked into.

In an illuminating Q&A with Frank Rich, Chris Rock explains why he thinks a black president was finally elected. “There have been smart, educated, beautiful, polite black children for hundreds of years. The advantage that my children have is that my children are encountering the nicest white people that America has ever produced. Let’s hope America keeps producing nicer white people.”