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This Month’s A Thousand Words

To celebrate The Sun’s fiftieth year, we’re reprinting images from our archive. This image of Thomas Clark’s is an exceedingly quirky moment — we created the feature A Thousand Words to make room for more pictures exactly like this.

March 21, 2023
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March: This Month in Sun History

Sitting with his first wife, Judy, and a friend on a sunny beach in Algeciras, Spain, Sy Safransky embarked on a spiritual journey that ultimately led him to create the magazine you now hold in your hand. In March 1970, for the first time, he placed a tab of LSD on his tongue. He was twenty-five years old.

March 1, 2023
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February: This Month in Sun History

Although The Sun had already released three books of material from its pages, The Mysterious Life of the Heart, released in February 2009, was the first to be centered on a theme: romantic love.

February 1, 2023
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January: This Month in Sun History

Sixteen pages, if you include the front and back covers. A twenty-five-cent cover price. Each issue sold by hand on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. . . . The office: the backseat of founder and editor Sy Safransky’s Nash Rambler. And a fifty-dollar loan to get the whole thing off the ground.

January 1, 2023
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