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 and on Kindle. 

Adventures With Ken Kesey Adventures With Ken Kesey

Memories of a journey that was more than a trip.

Nov 30, 2011 / Feature / Paul Krassner

Rewriting the Sixties Rewriting the Sixties

Decency is a subjective perception. And so arbitrary.

Sep 21, 2006 / Editorial / Paul Krassner

Fear and Laughing in Las Vegas Fear and Laughing in Las Vegas

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 Festiv...

Dec 15, 2005 / Books & the Arts / Paul Krassner

Life Among the Neo-Pagans Life Among the Neo-Pagans

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?

Aug 24, 2005 / Books & the Arts / Paul Krassner

Geezerstock Geezerstock

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

Jan 13, 2005 / Books & the Arts / Paul Krassner

Kerik’s Nanny Kerik’s Nanny

An exclusive (if imaginary) interview!

Dec 22, 2004 / Editorial / Paul Krassner