Volume V: On Bravery
Dec15

Volume V: On Bravery

“It is possible that a starving African farmer has less sense of injustice than a middle-aged Western male who has never been fellated.”  -Michael Foley 1. I went to this birthday party at a bar. It was for a friend of a friend, and he’d hired a psychic for the evening. Everybody got a free reading. The psychic is an attractive blonde. She’s sitting behind a small square table. I walk into the darkened room, shut the door...

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The Wild, Weird, Wacked, Warped, Whimsical Wonder of Waylon Bacon!
Jul04

The Wild, Weird, Wacked, Warped, Whimsical Wonder of Waylon Bacon!

The creation is almost done. He makes a few adjustments to his equipment, then fiddles with some gadgets. The air is static and the storm rages. Sparks fly and the energy is frightening. Ygor hides in the shadows, watching him and giggling maniacally at what is about to be set loose upon the unsuspecting world. Sweat rolls down his forehead, what appears to be a grimace is suddenly changed to a smile as the corners of his mouth turn,...

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Happy New Year
Dec31

Happy New Year

It’s been a hell of a year. Three great issues of Beatdom – covering sex, drugs, religion – and two fantastic novels. We hope that you’ve all had a brilliant 2011 and that you enjoy every minute of 2012 (until the Mayans rise from the dead and slaughter us all).

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Many Loves
Apr19

Many Loves

by Dr Madhu Mehrotra and Geetanjali Joshi Mishra “Resolved to sing no songs henceforth but those of manly attachment” -Walt Whitman “Longing is a better muse than satisfaction” says Regina Marler the author of ‘Queer Beat: How the Beats turned America onto sex’ and this is very true with regard to the nucleus of the generation which broke all rules of hegemonic, heterosexual, square society, a generation that questioned procreation...

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Carolyn Cassady – Neal, Me and Jack makes three
Mar01

Carolyn Cassady – Neal, Me and Jack makes three

By Spencer Kansa In 1951, Jack Kerouac began work on a roman a clef whose breathless prose would help define an era and seduce generations to come, On the Road. Based on his road trip adventures from the previous decade, Kerouac drew upon his battered notebooks and unique recall to get it all down. Typing on a continuous roll of teletype paper, his stream of consciousness spilled out in one long inspired flow and soon a soulful vision...

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Beatdom #8 Released!!!
Jan31

Beatdom #8 Released!!!

It’s been a long wait, folks, but it’s finally here… Beatdom’s SEX issue. That’s right. An issue of your favourite Beat magazine devoted to the most stimulating of subjects: sex. In this titillating Beat outing we bring you: A guide to Jack Kerouac’s sex life Bob Dylan: Romance & the Rolling Stone An interview with Carolyn Cassady An exploration of male and female Beat poetry The life of Elise Cowen Plus poetry, art and fiction...

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The Sex Issue Cover
Jan03

The Sex Issue Cover

Here it is, folks, the cover of Beatdom’s long-awaited SEX issue: Once again it was brilliant French artist Isaac Bonan who created this wonderful cover. Thanks, Isaac! Here, also, are two preliminary sketches… For a long time we toyed with the idea of putting a nude female on the cover, but ultimately we thought that the way forward was the mysterious hand on the...

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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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