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Pocket’s Top 5 Stories of the Week, September 17, 2021

Rethinking the science of obesity, the last glimpses of vanishing utopias, and more.

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The Last Glimpses of California’s Vanishing Hippie Utopias

David Jacob Kramer

Half a century ago, a legion of idealists dropped out of society and went back to the land, creating a patchwork of utopian communes across Northern California. Here, the last of those rogue souls offer a glimpse of their otherworldly residences—and the tail end of a grand social experiment.