On the 40th anniversary of Easy Rider (which I personally commemorated with a purchase of the recently released Bluray, which makes the film seem vibrant and highly attuned and freshly found), Slate‘s Keith Phipps went on a journey that followed Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper‘s original path, and has written an essay about the movie, its legacy, and how the places it visited have changed.

LACMA’s Michael Govan