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The Kristol Crackup

You say that 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' is an over-the-top expression? Well, I bid you consider the sad case of Bill Kristol and his tweeting, twittering, meltdown. I am put in mind of the opening line of Allen Ginsberg's Howl: I....
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Music review: A howl for Allen Ginsberg — or his mom?

Arts : Culture Monster

'Kaddish: For Naomi Ginsberg (1894–1956),' as performed Wednesday at UCLA, was at its most powerful when the performers allowed themselves to treat this as a farewell for the poet. Allen Ginsberg's "Kaddish: For Naomi Ginsberg (1894...

Why Allen Ginsberg Matters: The Essential Ginsberg

Entertainment / Books : Huffington Post: Books Blog

In 1997, the last year of his life, poet Allen Ginsberg fretted that the first amendment battles won over his iconic epic Howl, would now face a reversal. Howl had been read on Pacifica radio, and censors now wanted to confine those...

Happy scandalous anniversary to Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl'

Entertainment / Books : LA Times: Books

On this date, March 25, in 1957, Allen Ginsberg helped make literary history. That's because 520 copies of his poem "Howl" were seized by U.S. Customs agents on charges of obscenity. Ginsberg and his publisher, City Lights, would fi...

Al Bendich, lawyer who defended Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl,' dies at 85

United States / Los Angeles : LA Times: Local

In a San Francisco courthouse in 1957, a poem went on trial. It was Allen Ginsberg's "Howl," the incantatory, profanity-laced paean to self-expression that became the centerpiece of one of the most important obscenity cases of the l...

Nick Cave, Courtney Love, Devendra Banhart, And A Million Others Paid Messy Tribute To Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” In L.A.

Music / Indie Music : Stereogum

It was an unusually wet evening in Los Angeles, and soggy Allen Ginsberg fans lined up outside the Theatre at the Ace Hotel to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the publication of Ginsberg’s legendary poem, “Howl.” They chatted exci...

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