Orange Sunshine: The Strange But True Story of the ‘Hippie Mafia’

An interview with Nicholas Schou, author of Orange Sunshine: The Brotherhood of Eternal Love and Its Quest to Spread Peace, Love, and Acid to the World. The inside story of the infamous gang of dope-dealing surfers who played a key role in the counterculture of the Sixties. It’s a mindblowing—and improbable—tale of drug smuggling, large scale marihuana farming and LSD distribution—basically, it’s the hidden history of how America got turned on. The story of the Brotherhood might’ve gone to the grave with the participants if not for Nicholas Schou’s intriguing history. Highly recommended.
 

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88 Lines ABout 44 Women
07.14.2010
07:26 pm

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Our new blogger Marc Campbell writes: I made the 88 Lines About 44 Women video using rare, and mostly forgotten, footage from some obscure Italian Mondo movies. Of the dozens of 88 Lines videos on youtube, mine is the only one made by someone actually associated with The Nails.  RCA (idiots) never released the song as a single, so, as a result, no video was made…until now. This video has been banned countless times by YouTube, but the current upload has somehow averted banishment.

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Crises of Capitalism: An animated talk by David Harvey

Watch this and get a lot smarter in just 11 minutes! Radical sociologist David Harvey asks: is it time to look beyond capitalism towards a new social order that would allow us to live within a system that really could be responsible, just, and humane? From a speech given at the prestigious Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). See the full speech here. The talkshow will returns in a few weeks.
 
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Julien Nitzberg: The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia
06.20.2010
09:37 pm

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Shot over the course of eighteen months, Julien Nitzberg’s amazing documentary film, The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia follows the often comical, sometimes tragic antics of the hell-raising hillbilly White family of Boone County, WV. The Whites engage in a mind-blowing array of anti-social and criminal activities with barely concealed glee. This must-see film is unlike like any documentary I’ve ever seen and finally, a year after this interview was taped, it’s getting released theatrically and on iTunes and Amazon.
 

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Boing Boing’s Mark Frauenfelder: Made By Hand

Made by Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World is Mark Frauenfelder, editor of Make and co-founder of Boing Boing’s ode to the DIY lifestyle and slowing life down enough to allow for purposeful—and life enhancing—activities. Mark discusses bee keeping, raising chickens and the four and a half months he and his family spent living on a tiny island in the South Pacific. He also talks about his recent appearance on The Colbert Report and about the burgeoning DIY Maker scene across America.

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