Latest PAUL KRASSNER Arthur blogs…

PAUL KRASSNER is the founding publisher and editor of The Realist (1958-2001) and a founding member of the Yippies. He blogs regularly at Arthur’s mainstream outreach project on yahoo!music. Find out more about this Great American Freethinker at

Here’s Paul’s latest…

“The Sphinx’s Jaw Just Dropped!”
Posted Mon Sep 8, 2008 6:04pm PDT
Thirty years ago, the Grateful Dead played the pyramids during a solar eclipse. Paul Krassner was there. READ ON…

Zen Bastard in Denver
Posted Wed Sep 3, 2008 5:10pm PDT
“Playboy magazine had assigned me to cover the Democrats’ convention in Denver. A few days later, my assignment was withdrawn. I was able to put that disappointment in perspective by meditating until my head was about to explode.” READ ON…

The Power of Aspirin
Posted Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:41am PDT
On the 40th anniversary of the antiwar demonstrations at the Democrats’ convention in Chicago, Yippie Paul Krassner remembers how it all got started. READ ON…

How Magic Are Your Mushrooms?
Posted Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:59am PDT
“When he saw the contents of the baggie he removed from my pocket, he asked a rhetorical question–‘So you like mushrooms, huh?’–with such hostility that it kept reverberating inside my head. I hadn’t done anything that would harm somebody else.” READ ON…

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

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