Psychedelic Icon Owsley Stanley Dies in Australia →
(REUTERS)—Owsley “Bear” Stanley, a 1960s counterculture figure who flooded the flower power scene with LSD and was an early benefactor of the Grateful Dead, died in a car crash in his adopted home country of Australia on Sunday, his family said. He was believed to be 76. I first learned who Owsley was not through chemical experimentation, but through the man who acted as my...
Vegas Lent, Defined
While listening to a recent episode of Five Hundy By Midnight, the Original Las Vegas Podcast, I was introduced to the term Vegas Lent. Hosts Tim and Michelle defined it as that 40-day period of planning, packing, practice gambling, buildup of tolerance for drink or buffet binges, and mounting anticipation before one’s next trip to Sin City. I shall have to keep that in mind when this...
Covering Politics the David Broder Way (by Richard...
From the 3/10/11 POLITICO Playbook, by Mike Allen, one of several tributes from fellow news reporters and editors to David Broder. Good guide for being a political reporter, hard worker, and mensch: Richard L. Berke, National Editor and former National Political Correspondent, The New York Times: It was hard not to feel like an imposter covering politics alongside David, let alone trying to...
Bradlee wrote in his memoir, “A Good Life,” that Mr. Broder was...– Ben Bradlee, as quoted in “David Broder, 81, Dies; Set ‘Gold Standard’ for Political Journalism”
Broder’s appetite for working long hours and weekends was legendary....– “Washington Post columnist David Broder dies at 81,” Yahoo! News