jj-loJesse Jarnow

Jesse Jarnow is the author of “Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America,” published in March 2016 by Da Capo Press. Using narrative non-fiction to examine the entwined narratives of psychedelics, the counterculture, and the Grateful Dead, “Heads” looks back on a half-century of frequently hidden history from the perspective of the 21st century’s new psychedelic spring. His writing on music, culture, and technology has appeared in Wired.com, Rolling Stone, the London Times, Pitchfork, and elsewhere. His @HeadsNews Twitter account and weekly Heads News email aggregates current news from the psychedelic/entheogenic front lines. Since 2008, he has hosted the freeform Frow Show, on the long-running non-commerical Jersey City radio station, WFMU.

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