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Beat Poets

Amy Newman's 'Howl': An Homage to the Genius of Allen Ginsberg

Jonah Raskin | Posted 08.19.2015 | Arts
Jonah Raskin

Genius breeds copycats, along with armies of critics armed to the teeth with words intended to slay literary reputations. Professor Amy Newman has ventured into enemy territory, slain the giant, and at the same time paid tribute to his greatness.

Follow the Beat Poets in San Francisco

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel
Find. Eat. Drink.

For Friedman and Bloomfield, keeping the soul of its past was essential for the renovation. They restored the historic murals, patched the checkerboard floors, turned the red vinyl banquettes into leather and rewired the jukebox, which still plays opera and a bit of rock n' roll.

Find. Eat. Drink. Chef's Guide to San Francisco Classics

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 07.05.2014 | Taste
Find. Eat. Drink.

Chefs April Bloomfield and Josh Even will offer a family-style menu of classic red sauce Italian-American dishes each week.

The Two Americas of Amiri Baraka (1934-2014)

Suzanne Persard | Posted 03.16.2014 | Arts
Suzanne Persard

In 1950s New York City, while the Beat poets Ginsberg and Kerouac had the luxury of simply being poets, hitching their dreams to stars with the freedom and privilege of living in opposition to bourgeoise America, LeRoi Jones was black in America.

Where Paths Meet

Mark Nepo | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

When we can be wholehearted, we welcome everything. Then, the journey is to see how everything goes together and works together, no longer choosing one way over another.

LOOK: Allen Ginsberg's Hidden Passion Revealed

Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.24.2013 | San Francisco

Allen Ginsberg didn't just see the best minds of his generation "destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negr...

From the Classroom to the Road

Caitlin Bailey | Posted 05.13.2012 | Teen
Caitlin Bailey

Today, nine high school seniors and two teachers packed up a van with almost no trunk space or leg room to begin a road trip from Pennsylvania to San Francisco and back. Welcome to The Beats Trip.

Jack Kerouac Play To Make Its World Premiere

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 05.12.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — Jack Kerouac's only full-length play will be staged for the first time this fall. Merrimack Repertory Theatre and the University of ...

Online Archive Reveals Recorded Voices Of Noted Poets

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 10.20.2011 | San Francisco
Thomas Gladysz

Poetry is, at its heart and in its origins, an oral medium. To read a poet's work is one thing. To hear a poet read their work is something else altogether.

ReThink Interview: Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, Co-Directors of Howl

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Co-directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman are well known for their documentaries addressing LGBT issues, like their Emmy-winning 1995 doc about po...