Prolific author, muckraking novelist, and political activist Upton Sinclair’s provocative works (The Jungle, The Brass Check) have taken on a new relevance in today’s society. This weekend marks the enduring author’s birthday. Time once called Sinclair “a man with every gift except humor and silence,” but the writer must have had a penchant for the comical when he joined a bohemian group known as “The Dill Pickle Club,” featured below. This discovery led to a curious search for other clubs and secret societies that housed freethinking discussions, art and literature appreciation, or just plain weird goings-on. Most people have heard of groups like the Skull and Bones Society, but see what you make of these other organizations.
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