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Paul Krassner

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Paul Krassner

Paul Krassner recently received the Oakland branch of PEN’s lifetime achievement award. His latest book is an expanded edition of his autobiography, Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut: Misadventures in the Counterculture, available at paulkrassner.com and on Kindle. 


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Memories of a journey that was more than a trip.

Decency is a subjective perception. And so arbitrary.

Lenny Bruce was a lone voice at a time when irreverent comedy could land him in jail on obscenity charges. But the spirit of Lenny Bruce hovered over the first annual Comedy Festival in Los Vegas, where the nation's top comics used laughs to bring down the establishment.

Our reporter visits a "a magickal, psychedelic & multi-cultural"
forest outing and asks, Are New Age, Old Religion believers an
endangered species in Born Again America?

When I was a kid--this was before television--the radio was my best friend.