The script was “psychedelic.” That is to say, it was characterized by flourishes, spirals, and curlicues in camouflaged tones—blues against purples, pinks against reds—as if the hippie behind the message weren’t really sure he wanted to say what he was saying. It was an item of hippie thought that speech was irrelevant. You Don’t Say Love You Do It. Those Who Speak Don’t Know Those Who Know Don’t Speak. But it was also my suspicion that hippies would speak when they could; meanwhile, their muteness suggested doubt. In one shop—the wall was dominated by an old movie advertisement—Ronald Reagan and June Travis in Love Is in the Air (Warner Brothers), their faces paper-white, blank, drained. I asked the hippie at the counter why it was there, but she didn’t trust herself to try. “It’s what you make of it,” she said. … [Read more...] about The Flowering of the Hippies
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A group of men with thick, possibly European accents came to the clinic one day in the late summer of 2004. Employees were confused and fascinated; they had never seen men like this before, although it was later theorized that the men were diamond dealers from New York, many of whom are Hasidic Jews. The men carried briefcases, and in the clinic’s conference room, it is now believed, a transaction took place in which Weinberger traded cash for diamonds. Around the same time he suddenly took over the clinic’s bookkeeping, allegedly siphoning $2 million from the business, according to a former employee. Boxes began to be delivered, 30 or 40 in total. Staff members did not open them but could tell by the outside labels that they contained camping gear. Soon there was an incredible array in his office, a survivalist’s wet dream, virtually all of it kept in a room that employees called “the scary room”: three portable-shower kits, a waterproof wallet and … [Read more...] about The Runaway Doctor
The youngest of six children, Jackson was the only one to graduate high school without having a child. She went on to study photography and graphic design at college, and now works at business-services firm, while making extra as a photographer. She was 31 when she had Cortez, and on paper she's a single mom, though her boyfriend is involved. “We can't afford to get married,” she says. … [Read more...] about Tulsa experiment: Can investing in children early reverse poverty cycle?