The cover feature is a MEGA oral history of the 1967 exorcism/levitation of the Pentagon and the birth of Yippie!. This piece was painstakingly compiled from old and new interviews with Abbie Hoffman, Allen Ginsberg, Ed Sanders, Kenneth Anger, Paul Krassner, Bob Fass, Norman Mailer, Tuli Kupferberg, Anita Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Peter Coyote and many many others. Also: stunning photographs by Robert Altman and Roz Payne, Ed Sanders' original magical rite program, a page from The Oracle (San Francisco's mid-'60s psychedelic newspaper), event buttons and cover artwork by John Coulthart.
"Camera Obscura" columnist Paul Cullum on the inspiration of Haskell Wexler's "Medium Cool."
"If Little Bush Wins...": DAVID CROSS and EUGENE MIRMAN smash their funny bones on the bully pulpit.
GENESIS P-ORRIDGE's ten favorite psychedelic folk songs.
Erik R. Bluhm investigates California's nascent New Energy Movement and the communal folkish leanings of LITTLE WINGS' Kaisle Feeled. Get the scoop on the movement's collaboration with noted New York minimalist Ferg DeWitt, their taste in abstract paper clothing, and the current state of West Coast Naturmenschen. Illustrated with beautiful color photos by Jamison Carter.
Why Daniel Pinchbeck went to Burning Man again. Illustrated by Arik Roper.
Comics by Jason Miles, David Lasky, Vanessa Davis, Tom Gauld, Ben Katchor and Howard Cruse.
A recipe for Matzoh Ball soup from THE BLACK KEYS' Dan Auerbach.
Oliver Hall talks utopian pop and practical politics with feminist electro-dance bullhorn radicals LE TIGRE.
"Bull Tongue" columnists Byron Coley & Thurston Moore on new work from many of the known undergrounds.including Ben Watson's DEREK BAILEY book, plus new stuff from FAT WORM OF ERROR, kuupuu, WITCYST,THE DEMARS, BARDO POND, TOM CARTER, PRAIRIE DOG FLESH, 500mg, PAIVANSADE, JOE + N, MIKE SHIFLET, CARLOS GIFFONI AND LASSE MARHAUG, ERIC ERLANDSON, DYLAN NYOUKIS, BLOOD STEREO, PENGO, JUSTIN BRADLEY, RICHARD RAMIREZ, REYNOLS, CRANK STURGEON, "PRETEND I AM SOMONE ELSE," SIGHTINGS/TOM SMITH, XEX, BRAN (...)POS, 'IN THE MIRROR OF MAYA DEREN," "BRAKHAGE," MAT BRINKMAN, GENEVIEVE CASTREE, GIGI PERRON, JOCKO WEYLAND, CHARLES POTTS, THE EVENS, DANIEL HIGGS, ET AT IT, DON ZIENTARA, FOXY DIGITALIS, PETER WRIGHT, MUSTI LAITON, HUSH ARBORS, AFRI RAMPO, "No W...NOW! A MUSICIAL PETITION AGAINST GEORGE BUSH" (featuring GLENN BRANCA, WHITE OUT, JACK WRIGHT, LOREN CONNORS, PAULIVE OLIVEROS and ERIC DROOKER), LOREN CONNORS, CHRISTINA CARTER, VIBRACATHEDRAL ORCHESTRA, VOLCANO THE BEAR, AVARUS, EYE, THREE FORKS and DEVILLOCK.
C & D wax polemic about the "PICK A WINNER" DVD and new albums by TOM WAITS, THE CRAMPS, THE HIDDEN HAND, BLUES EXPLOSION, FELA KUTI MIXED BY CHIEF XCEL, AFRIKA BAMBAATAA, TIM HECKER, CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN, THE FUTUREHEADS, THE VERVE, PATTY WATERS, HANDSOME BOY MODELING SCHOOL, MARISSA NADLER, ENTRANCE, WILLY MASON, NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS, BROTHER JT, NAGISA NI TE, and GROWING.