The Last Glimpses of California’s Vanishing Hippie Utopias

“When members trickle out of a commune but retain their stake in the property, ownership can become a tricky issue. Often co-owners will refuse to sell their share because of ideological reasons—many members of Northern California’s communes acquired land to liberate it from logging and developers. This is why large, expensive swaths of land sometimes remain uninhabited even after all members of a commune have long since decamped.”

 

Source: GQ
Published: Sep 9, 2021
Length: 24 minutes (6,078 words)

Interview with Artist Gary Panter, set designer for Pee-Wee’s Playhouse

Source: The Believer
Published: Jun 28, 2009
Length: 19 minutes (4,855 words)