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Dead but Not Forgotten

By Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn The Thanksgiving week New Yorker featured this article by Nick Paumgarten on the Grateful Dead–“Deadhead: the Afterlife,” aptly under the Annals of Obsession–that would interest any of this blog’s readers who possess a fascination for this band or its cultural moment (either the original moment of supposed authenticity or the attenuated moment of revival, take your pick). Or those who don’t. Any true aficionados or ersatz Deadheads, of course, should treat themselves. But the essay presents a plethora of details one need hardly be a fan to enjoy. In fact, in two long paragraphs preceding his in-depth Read more