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The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and Its Disastrous Effect on The Vietnam War

With Lyndon Johnson's expansion of the Vietnam War in the 1960s, U.S. counterculture finds itself more involved in politics, aggressive pranks, and anti-war protest.Read the rest

Early History of Andy Warhol's First Factory

The original Warhol Factory was located next to the local YMCA, with an easy view inside of exercising gymnasts - and other personal recollections from 1964.Read the rest

Andy Warhol, Virginia Woolf, and a Five Boy "Blow Job"

Andy Warhol's early silent film and its connection to alcoholism, gossip, and Willard Maas' The Mechanics of Love. Read the rest

Andy Warhol's Early Life in Nine Easy Panels

Chapter Eight of the John Wilcock comic begins on Boing Boing. (Catch up on previous installments here and here.)Read the rest

JOHN WILCOCK: Leaving the trial, I realized Kennedy had just been killed.

The Jan and Stan story concludes with one of the most discordant moments possible. From John Wilcock, New York Years.Read the rest

JOHN WILCOCK: An Incident on Liberty Street

The tribute to Jan and Stan continues with a pornography arrest in New York's Financial District. A true life tale from John Wilcock, New York Years.Read the rest

JOHN WILCOCK: My First Orgy

It's the Sixties now! - with John's first oily encounter with group sex. Part 1/3 of a serialized encounter from John Wilcock, New York Years.Read the rest

JOHN WILCOCK: India, LSD, and Leonard Cohen's 'Flowers for Hitler'

An eventful week of drug use, red-eyes, and planes, planes, planes! From the John Wilcock comic (see previous installments here and here.) Read the rest

JOHN WILCOCK: The Day I Turned Down The Beatles

An early opportunity at publishing the first American magazine on The Beatles is thwarted by a moment of bad judgement. From the John Wilcock comic (see previous installments here and here.)Read the rest

The Death of Marilyn Monroe (and George Whitman's Girlfriends)

A visit through George Whitman's Paris bookstore on the eve of Marilyn Monroe's death. A comic by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall.Read the rest

Tips on Smuggling Pot into the United States

Is that a goat or is it the Ayahuasca? John Wilcock reports from Mexico. A comic by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall.Read the rest

JOHN WILCOCK: Writing the Book "Mexico on 5 Dollars a Day" (Part One)

In 1961, John Wilcock wrote a travel guide for visiting Mexico on a budget, resulting in a bestselling book that became a significant part of 1960s vagabond culture. Part one of a two-part appreciation. A comic by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall.Read the rest

JOHN WILCOCK: (LSD History) Michael Hollingshead Turns on the World

A package sent in 1960 from Albert Hoffmann of Sandoz Labs, containing one gram of powdered LSD, goes on to provide the first acid experiences for many in New York. A comic by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall.Read the rest

JOHN WILCOCK: Sneaking Julie Bovasso into McSorley's 'Men's Only' Saloon

A prank played on McSorley's Old Ale House in 1961, when it was legal in New York to ban women from entering a tavern. By Ethan Persoff and Scott MarshallRead the rest

JOHN WILCOCK: Legal Mescaline via Mail-Order and other DRUG MEMORIES of 1961

An eventful drug-year for John Wilcock, with mail-order mescaline, a friendly gesture from Seymour Krim, uninformed police officers, and Turkish cigars. Read the rest

JOHN WILCOCK: When Lenny Bruce Stayed at My Apartment

Part Two of LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, LENNY BRUCE, with the story of Lenny's stay at John's apartment during his ten-week run at the Village Vanguard.Read the rest

JOHN WILCOCK: Ladies and Gentlemen, Lenny Bruce!

JOHN WILCOCK returns to Boing Boing for Chapter Six, with the first of two installments on Lenny Bruce.Read the rest