Posts Tagged: ken kesey

Staying Syncretic: A Conversation with Kool A.D.


Kool A.D. discusses his debut novel, OK, the war on drugs, systemic destruction of left-leaning movements by the government, and the inability to escape American capitalism. ...more

What to Read When Everyone Is Talking about Healthcare


Here's a list of wonderful books that look at physical and mental health from many different perspectives. By the time we read through the entire list, maybe Congress will have come to their senses. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Mila Jaroniec


Mila Jaroniec talks about her debut novel Plastic Vodka Bottle Sleepover,” writing autofiction, the surprising similarity between selling sex toys and selling books, and the impact of having a baby on editing. ...more

How Gone Is My Valley?


It does us all a disservice to separate the Valley’s current industrial action from that of its natural environment, human history and broader political context. ...more

The Last Book (Collection) I Loved: The Ken Kesey Collection


What would the man who said, “I’d rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph,” think about becoming a museum piece?

The quote, by Ken Kesey, appears in the first chapter of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe’s chronicle of Kesey and his cohorts’ legendary Day-Glo bus journey across America and the widespread explorations of inner space that followed.