The Last Word on the Grateful Dead (Maybe)

After the tour, a week of remembrances, and just one more

The Grateful Dead playing in Los Angeles in 2009.

Photographer: Richard Vogel/AP Photo

The Grateful Dead’s final jam last weekend left behind a horde of die-hards — and a week of thoughtful analysis. Wired published a particularly nice appreciation of the band’s role as tech pioneers. On Thursday, Time traced the sharp decline in LSD use to the group’s fading glory. 

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