Bits from the past: Living east of the Capitol in the 1960s

Sam Smith - In my 1960s neighborhood east of the US Capitol, the Age of Aquarius often looked more like a war zone. Many of the people there were not part of a counter-culture but of an abandoned culture. Even the jukebox at the Stanton Grill -- purveyors of Greek and American food to white … Continue reading Bits from the past: Living east of the Capitol in the 1960s

50 years of alternative journalism: Some random notes

Sam Smith, January 2, 2015 -  Having just completed fifty years of alternative journalism, I'm left with a few notes I'd like to clear off my desk: The biggest improvements over the past half century have been in health, machinery and technology. Good as this is, I still find myself imagining a world in which … Continue reading 50 years of alternative journalism: Some random notes