What Was the Best Toy That Got Away?

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Slade Grayson asks, “What’s the one childhood toy that you really wanted, but didn’t get?”

Love, Peace & Sooooul… Train! A Conversation with Ericka Danois on the Hippest Show in Television History

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J.M. Blaine loved it. Ericka Blount Danois wrote a book about it. The two writers talked about Soul Train, the legendary, groundbreaking television show. Read. And learn.

A Love Letter to That ’60s Boy Dancer

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Adam Dyer on the greatest dancer you don’t know by name.

Five Films That Changed the Game

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The Seventies were a decade of smashing taboos in filmmaking: in dialogue, depictions of history, and the image of the leading man.

You Dance and Shake the Hurt

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Yago Colas reflects on race and basketball, as they were lived and played, body and soul, in 1970’s America.

The Day Mrs. Ryan Broke Up Our Rock and Roll Band

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In August, 1976, five kids from Northeast Philly were going to be the heroes who saved Rock and Roll.

33 Albums You Should Listen to Before You Die

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Music you don’t have on your iPod … yet. Steve Jaeger’s got bold taste in movies, and albums, too.

Scared Straight

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Steve Jaeger lives to tell a tale of hitchhiking in the Age of Aquarius.

“The subtext: men are sex-crazed maniacs and women aren’t supposed to like sex.”

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This is a comment by Sarah on the post “The Truth about Porn and Relationships”.

Our Football Picks, Week 3: One-Question Quiz

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Fill in the blank: Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III became the first ever quarterback ______________ to start an NFL game.

My Father’s Ponytails: A Love Story

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My father wants me to mix his ashes with the ponytails that he has saved in plastic bags. All things considered, this seems like a reasonable final directive.

A Gay Cowboy’s First Castro Pride

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One gay cowboy’s mind is opened by the diversity of celebrants at the 1987 San Francisco Gay Pride parade.

Nostalgia: 4/28

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Blast from the past: Brad Kelstrom is guest editor for a week of nostalgia.

Love Rollercoaster 1975

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Susie Bright looks back on a run in with the teamsters in 1975, where, from her worldview, men and sex were dangerous. An excerpt from Erica Jong’s newest book.

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When Playboy Bunnies Ruled

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At 17, most girls are filling out college applications. I was nervously auditioning to become a Bunny at the New York Playboy Club.

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Lost Your Wallet? Just Wait 40 Years

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Click the photos to view the wallet and its contents.