Everybody Loves Beatdom
Dec31

Everybody Loves Beatdom

Even scumbags love Beatdom: Images by Kathryn...

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Beatdom Growth
Dec17

Beatdom Growth

Firstly, I would like to say “Merry Christmas!” (or Happy Holidays) to our readers and to those of you who’ve just stumbled upon the website. Beatdom is neither Christian or Jew or Muslim or Buddhist or whatever. But we love Christmas. We are capitalist swine and we love gifts and food. I would like to also take this chance to say “Thank you!” (the capitalization and exclamation point are necessary) for visiting Beatdom.com and for...

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Merry Christmas from William S. Burroughs
Dec15

Merry Christmas from William S. Burroughs

It was Christmas Day and Danny the Car Wiper hit the street junksick and broke after seventy-two hours in the precinct jail. It was a clear bright day, but there was warmth in the sun. Danny shivered with an inner cold. He turned up the collar of his worn, greasy black overcoat. This beat benny wouldn’t pawn for a deuce, he thought. The Beat Generation has its own twisted take on the sentimental Christmas movie in Nick Donkin’s...

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Merry Christmas, Doctor Thompson

Christmas is coming and if you’re looking for the perfect literary gift for a loved one, try the special Hunter S. Thompson box set – containing all four of Wayne Ewing’s fantastic HST movies. To whet your appetite take a look at Wayne’s most recent blog post on the subject of Hunter and Christmas… Including a familiar video of an act of xmas arson. * And here’s a little gift from Beatdom: a couple of HST Christmas quotes that we dug...

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Remember Remember the 8th of December…

Let’s not forget, folks, that today is the anniversary of the death of John Lennon, one of the greatest song writers of the 20th century. Lennon will be forever remembered for his music and his peace-loving spirit. Beat fans will also be aware of his connection to the Beat Generation, and in particular Allen Ginsberg. If not, take a look at this essay from Beatdom’s music issue. Another musical genius whose life was...

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Link Dump December

On the Charles Bukowski exhibition and a book by his widow Beatdom contributor Michael Hendrick on drug laws A new graphic biography of Hunter S. Thompson Beatdom editor David S. Wills’ short story in Girls with Insurance Jay Farrar on Keith Richards and Jack Kerouac Photos from the new On the Road...

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