Daniel Radcliffe to Play Allen Ginsberg
Nov30

Daniel Radcliffe to Play Allen Ginsberg

Apparently Harry Potter star, Daniel Radcliffe, has agreed to play the role of Allen Ginsberg in John Krokidas’ new movie, Kill Your Darlings. The movie is said to revolve around the 1944 New York world of the Beats, focusing on the fallout from the murder of David Kammerer. Radcliffe takes over from Jesse Eisenberg, who was originally slated to play Ginsberg, and joins Chris Evans and Ben Wishaw in the line-up. The usual movie...

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New Kerouac Novel In The News;New Book About “On The Road” Published
Nov27

New Kerouac Novel In The News;New Book About “On The Road” Published

November has turned into a fat month for readers and fans of the work of Jack Kerouac.  Two new books related to the man who coined the phrase Beat Generation have recently hit the shelves.  Written before his first two, well-known novels, The Town And The City and On The Road, the newly discovered Kerouac work, The Sea Is My Brother shows him using the style of spontaneous writing he was not assumed to have used until years later....

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Hank Williams III Digs Beatdom
Nov25

Hank Williams III Digs Beatdom

Photo courtesy of Michael Hendrick

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The Big Beat Sale!
Nov25

The Big Beat Sale!

Sale has now ended.

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At the Holiday Inn
Nov24

At the Holiday Inn

Words by Michael Hendrick; Illustration by Waylon Bacon When considering the implications of the affects of drug use on the writing process, it is important to bear in mind that both William S. Burroughs and Timothy Leary opined that there is no affect achieved by the use of drugs which cannot also be altered without the use of drugs, by the mind itself. When considering the affect on the artistic and creative processes, we should...

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Burroughs at Thanksgiving

Every year we like to share this video of William S. Burroughs saying his Thanksgiving Prayer…

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DVD Reviews: The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs: A Man Within
Nov23

DVD Reviews: The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs: A Man Within

Review by Michael Hendrick; Photo by Jerry Aronson A look around at the landscape of today’s world reveals cultural melee and sexual malaise.  Everybody looks the same – and not in a good way.  To paraphrase Fran Lebowitz, we have been recycling the same culture for the last thirty years waiting for something new. Where do we find not only something new but something that is helpful and healing, a balm for the new age of...

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Soju on the Beach: An Excerpt from The Dog Farm
Nov12

Soju on the Beach: An Excerpt from The Dog Farm

by David S. Wills We walked shirtless along the beach in search of women, swigging from our beers and carrying the bags of booze we’d picked up at the convenience store. The air was cool, far too cool for going shirtless, but it felt good. It felt fresh and clean, washing away so much of the dirt that had stuck to me over the past months. It was the second time I’d been to Busan with Jonathon and each time felt like a cleansing. Of...

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