FanHouse: Time to celebrate Ellis’ LSD no-hitter
The 40-year anniversary of Dock Ellis’ no-hitter, famously pitched while he was on LSD, falls on Saturday. In honor of one of the most astonishing feats in baseball history, and the release of Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging ’70s by Dan Epstein, we bring you an excerpt from the book on Ellis:
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Open-ended and open-air movies
Local screenings go outdoors or into loose adaptions Cinematic Adaptations At Creative Alliance Certain pop movies can lodge in your brain like an energizing jingle, and for many of us, one of them is “Stripes,” a good-natured, deliriously funny military comedy. This Bill Murray vehicle about post-counterculture slackers joining the Army and getting into fighting trim has been dismissed by the …
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California Dreamin’
The embryonic counterculture of the late 1950s and early 1960s gets short shrift in art history textbooks, which usually leap from Abstract Expressionism to Pop and Minimalism with barely a nod to the radical, imaginative innovators in between. Two solo shows at major Chelsea galleries right now fill in the blanks. At first glance, Mark di Suvero’s soaring, 24-foot-high sculpture Nova Albion and …
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