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The Intersection of Buddhism and the Beat Generation

The 1950s in America was not a period known for its religious diversity. The spiritual consumerism that we know today…

4 years ago

East Coast Beats vs. West Coast Beats

The Beats as we know them are a New York City phenomena and walk hand in hand with Abstract Expressionism…

6 years ago

The Second Wave of American Interest in Japanese Culture: Alan Watts, Jack Kerouac, and Gary Snyder

by Charlie Canning Photos by John La Farge and David S. Wills   Since the Treaty of Kanagawa in 1853,…

8 years ago

American Zen

Zen Buddhism is nearly impossible to write about. The use of words and logic to explain Zen are in opposition…

9 years ago

What to Expect from Beatdom #12

It's here, it's here, it's finally here!!!! That's right, ladies and gentleman. Beatdom #12 - the CRIME issue - is…

9 years ago

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

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