and the hippos were boiled in their tanks

Joe Gould’s Secret Discovered in the Afterword of Hippos

“The usual assortment of stupid characters was assembled in Minetta’s. Joe Gould was sitting at a table.” And the Hippos…

8 years ago

Two Young Men and Two Paintings on a Hot Summer Day

“In the air-cooled museum Phil spent ten minutes in front of a portrait of Jean Cocteau by Modigliani. . .…

8 years ago

“The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise” and the Hippos and Benny Goodman and the Savoy

“We passed the Apollo theater . . . . and then we crossed the street to a penny arcade .…

8 years ago

Homophobia in the Media’s Treatment of New Ginsberg Movie

So Daniel Radcliffe is going to play Allen Ginsberg in a new movie, called Kill Your Darlings. The movie is…

10 years ago

The Battle for Kerouac’s Estate

by David S. Wills “Money is the root of all evil” For I will Write In my will “I regret…

12 years ago

The Sea is my Brother

Since the fiftieth anniversary of On the Road, Kerouac has been somewhat revitalized. Despite being dead for forty years, Beat…

12 years ago

And the Hippos Were Boiled in their Tanks

One famous and pivotal moment in Beat history was the killing David Kammerer by Lucian Carr. It was the end…

12 years ago

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