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27th January '17 2 1492

'The Whole Place Was Going NUTS' When The Cramps Played A Mental Hospital in Napa, California (1978)

On June 13, 1978, The Cramps performed a free concert for patients at the California State Mental Hospital in Napa, California, a place "surrounded by vineyards and dairy farms".

26th January '17 0 588

New York's Greatest Man Catcher: Dead Shot Mary Shanley

In 1934, the New York Police Department finally let women officers carry guns. The first female cop to fire one in the line of duty was undercover officer Mary Shanley.

19th January '17 1 1307

Loved To Bits: Portraits Of My Teddy

17th January '17 0 1097

River City Reunion: Beat Generation Authors Reconvene In Kansas 1987

"I think it was Allen Ginsberg who first suggested a get together in Lawrence, Kansas," Rosemary Marchetta tells me. "A year and a lot of hard work later the gathering took place in September 1987."

13th January '17 2 737

William Peter Blatty: The 'Arab Prince' Who Fooled Hollywood And Wrote The Exorcist

In the 1950s, Blatty wrote an article published in the Saturday Evening Post about posing as Prince Xeer, the wayward son of King Saud of Saudi Arabia on vacation in Hollywood...

13th January '17 0 798

Tundra Kids: Nenet Children Inside Russia’s Indigenous Boarding School

At the start of each school year, Nenet children aged 3 to 13 are taken by helicopter from their homes on the tundra to spend 9 months in a boarding school.

10th January '17 0 1196

Gorgeous and Intriguing Photos Of Pre-Cold War Vienna 1959-1960

"In 1959 I had just turned 18. I had my first ‘proper’ camera," writes Libby Hall.

9th January '17 0 798

Jack Kerouac's Golden Letter to Edie: Nothing Ever Happened. Everything Is Ecstasy

Dear Edie, It's all like a dream. Everything is ecstasy, inside. We just don't know it because of our thinking-minds...

8th January '17 0 797

My Cub Scout Log Book (1957)

Were you a cub scout in May 1957 in Beverly, New Jersey, a suburb of Philadelphia? If you were, this could be you...

7th January '17 0 1629

The World's Ancient Trees: Where To Find Them And What They Teach Us

Beth Moon's spectacular, hyper-real yet romantic portraits of ancient, strange and immense trees rooted in existence inspire us all to get out of ourselves and into nature