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Here To Go & Back Again: The Lives & Arts of Brion Gysin

If Brion Gysin had not existed, it probably would have been necessary to invent him, as the saying goes. Pre-eminent…

6 years ago

Pulling Our Daisy: The Illusion of Spontaneity

1959 was an important year in Beat Generation history. It was the year that William S. Burroughs published Naked Lunch…

7 years ago

Exiled on Beat Street

In 1957 Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky were in the midst of the obscenity trials in the US surrounding the…

8 years ago

I Want to Be Blue Haired Madame G. K. Rachou

When I get old I want to be Blue haired Madame G. K. Rachou La Patronne de la Bohème Latin…

8 years ago

Chelsea’s Ghosts Revisited

For literary types and students of Beat history who intend to invest a few cool million in real estate at…

8 years ago

The Beat Hotel…World Premiere Dec. 8 at Cinematheque, Copenhagen

Beat Hotel Trailer 8th December 2011 Copenhagen The world premiere of  Alan Govenar's 2011 documentary, The Beat Hotel, will screen…

10 years ago

Last Thoughts on Ginsberg

by Michael Hendrick I have not reached the point where I will pay for a ring tone on my cell.…

11 years ago

Last Thoughts on Ginsberg and Dylan

by Ben Simon, My favorite of Bob Dylan’s legendary Basement Tape recordings is probably the most bizarre piece of the…

11 years ago

In Tangier

by Steven O'Sullivan "A true document of human desperation." -Playwright Tennessee Williams on Mohamed Choukri's autobiographical novel about life in…

11 years ago

The Beat Generation and Travel

More so than any other literary movement, the Beats have influenced the world of travel and have helped shape our…

12 years ago

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