Remembering Gary Arlington, One of America’s First Comic Book Store Owners

By David Tosh Anyone with a serious interest in Underground Comix – those adult-themed “sex ‘n drugs” comic books sold in head shops beginning in the late 1960s, should know the name “Gary Arlington.” In case you aren’t familiar with the gentleman, please allow me to bring you up to speed. The Underground Comix movement […]

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A Dearth of Change

By Sarah Miller Perhaps it is hard to imagine a time when pocket change was hard to find. Most of us tend to have an accumulation of change jingling around in our pockets, purses, or change jars. During several distinct periods in American history, however, circulating coinage was scarce enough that there was a true shortage. […]

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