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Eating the Beat Menu

Words by Nick Meador Illustration by Kaliptus (from issue 10, available at Amazon) Jack Kerouac’s books contain such a variety…

9 years ago

Sympathy for the Devil? Reconsidering the Legend of Raoul Duke on the 40th Anniversary of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

by Rory Feehan     “He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a…

10 years ago

HST & the Music of the Sixties

Illustration Isaac Bonan Words by David S. Wills From Beatdom #7.   Music has always been a matter of Energy…

11 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

Hunter S. Thompson & the Beats

Note: This essay was hugely expanded in 2020. The new version is found here. Hunter S. Thompson was no Beatnik.…

12 years ago

Jack Kerouac & Hunter S. Thompson

by David S. Wills Hunter never really liked Jack Kerouac's On the Road — he thought the writing was kind…

14 years ago

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