Timothy Leary's Transformation From Scientist to Psychedelic Celebrity - Wired Science Timothy Leary’s life is now open to the public. The archives of the one-time Harvard psychologist who became an evangelist for the mind-expanding potential of hallucinogenic drugs in the 1960s have found a new home at the New York Public Library, which recently threw a party to celebrate their release. I was born too late to witness Leary’s transition from scientist to counterculture celebrity, and I hoped the archives might offer a little hint of what it was like to be there. So I got myself invited to the opening in hopes of being enlightened. By Leary standards the party was pretty tame — people sipped wine, a man handed out peacock feathers, a flatscreen in the corner looped strange video games Leary helped develop late in life (he died in 1996).
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Some of the grandest, most controversial men in history have ended their lives with a poignant, biting farewell. Some laugh at death, others laugh at their killers, still others offer a culminating statement of wisdom. These colorful individuals ensured their fateful last words eloquently summarized their existences. 1.
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There are many aspects of the very public Charlie Sheen kerfuffle after his feud with CBS that we wish we could forget: the term "winning," the bizarre references to "tiger blood," the rambling boasts. And then there are the aspects we already have forgotten: namely, the identities of Sheen's "goddesses," as he dubbed his live-in girlfriends. Porn star and Penthouse model Bree Olson, whose real name is Rachel Oberlin, was one of those goddesses, appearing briefly with Sheen in his bizarre 20/20 interview. While the publicity around Sheen's erratic behavior swelled, his relationship with Olson ended, and she took the opportunity (and perhaps used the notoriety) to pursue a more mainstream acting career. Unfortunately for her, an aging actor dating a young porn star was the least sensational thing about the Sheen drama; the public was more concerned with who'd replace the actor on Two and a Half Men than it was with his paramour. Bree Olson - The Top 10 Everything of 2011