Burning Rainbow Farm This is the story of Tom Crosslin, a gay libertarian who owned a Michigan campground called Rainbow Farm where he hosted concerts in support of… Burning Rainbow Farm This is the story of Tom Crosslin, a gay libertarian who owned a Michigan campground called Rainbow Farm where he hosted concerts in support of… 2006-06-13 Nonfiction Bloomsbury
Book Review

Burning Rainbow Farm (2006)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jun 13, 2006; Writer: Dean Kuipers; Genre: Nonfiction; Publisher: Bloomsbury

This is the story of Tom Crosslin, a gay libertarian who owned a Michigan campground called Rainbow Farm where he hosted concerts in support of decriminalizing marijuana...and where, in 2001, he and his lover were shot to death during a five-day standoff with the FBI. Dean Kuipers' exhaustively researched Burning Rainbow Farm sinks into the skin, thanks especially to his evocative prose — at a local diner, residents were ''stirring the news of the day into their coffee'' — and access to those who knew Rainbow Farm best. But too much access isn't always a good thing: This story of government malfeasance versus tragic human pride is criminally underedited.

Originally posted Jun 09, 2006 Published in issue #882 Jun 16, 2006 Order article reprints
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