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High Times Greats: Interview With Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer (1923 – 2007) would have been 97 on January 31. To celebrate, we’re republishing this interview from September, 1979, conducted by Legs McNeil. At the age of 56, Norman Mailer has the right to call himself America’s Greatest Living Writer—even if he’s not. For one thing, maybe he is. He is a great… Keep Reading

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High Times Greats: Interview With Marianne Faithfull

To celebrate Marianne Faithfull’s birthday December 29, we’re republishing a piece from October, 1980 in which she sat down with interviewer Ann Bardach to discuss a new album, a fresh sense of what she’d been through, and the balls to tell it like it really was. Marianne Faithfull slouches in her hotel bed, nursing a… Keep Reading

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High Times Greats: Noam Chomsky On The Drug-War Industrial Complex

Noam Chomsky turns 91 on December 7. To celebrate, we’re bringing you John Veit’s interview with “the father of modern linguistics,” originally published in the April, 1998 issue of High Times. A hundred years from now, Avram Noam Chomsky is going to figure in the history books as the prime voice of conscience, dissent and… Keep Reading

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High Times Greats: Interview With J.G. Ballard

J.G. Ballard would have been 89 today. To celebrate, we’re republishing a conversation between the iconic science fiction and interviewers Andrea Juno and Vale, originally featured in the January, 1984 edition of High Times and excerpted from Re/Search #8/9, a special on J.G. Ballard. J. G. Ballard has always been ahead of his time. In… Keep Reading

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High Times Greats: Fran Lebowitz, America’s Funniest Femme Fatale

Fran Lebowitz is 69 years old October 27. To celebrate, we’re republishing Glenn O’Brien’s interview with the living legend from the August, 1978 print edition of High Times. At the age of 27, Fran Lebowitz has been suddenly hailed as the funniest writer to come down the pike since Dorothy Parker or, by some accounts,… Keep Reading

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High Times Greats: Interview With R. Crumb

August 30 is R. Crumb’s 76th birthday. To celebrate, we’ve dug up this rare, exclusive interview with the famous artist from the November, 1977 issue of High Times, which R. Crumb rendered for us in the form of—what else?—a comic strip. Robert Crumb has changed America. He and his underground cartoonist colleagues transformed a minor… Keep Reading

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Highly Anticipated Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival Cancelled

Woodstock 50, a concert event to celebrate the semi-centennial anniversary of the original 1969 music festival, has been canceled by its promoters, according to a report in Billboard. Officials with Dentsu Aegis Network, the financial backers of Woodstock 50, announced the decision in a statement to the music industry publication on Monday. “After careful consideration,… Keep Reading

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