The Esalen Institute was once a bastion of hippie counterculture. I spent a weekend finding out if the ghosts of its past remain.
How we get high reflects the desires and fears of our times.
On tennis, grief, and the emptiness of social striving
On the way fortune-telling has served both to reify and subvert the logic of capitalist economics.
On what is lost when we spend our lives trying to avoid feeling alone.
On the new style of summer music festival and the rise of the capitalist bohemian.
On the expatriate’s experience and her existential dilemma