MetroActive: “Tech Bros Forget Beat Generation’s Imprint”
Last week, I slithered back into the Beat Museum in San Francisco, arriving by sheer chance. Turns out the museum is currently angling to raise a cool few million so it can buy a new facility up the street. Within minutes, director Jerry Cimino and I found ourselves venting—er, contemplating—the current generations of tech in […]
The Beat Generation Bagel Shop That Didn’t Sell Bagels
Extra Crispy's Judy Berman offers an illuminating scoop on the Coexistence Bagel Shop
National Post (Canada): The Joan Anderson Letter
The real story behind the long-lost, drug-fuelled ‘Holy Grail’ letter that inspired On The Road
Famed Cassady letter to Kerouac to go up for auction
Joan Anderson Letter finally hits the auction block
Lonely Planet: On the Road: Following Kerouac Across the US
Lonely Planet follows Kerouac's footsteps to the five cities that kept calling him back.
Our SF: The Beats help build city’s progressive future
In Sunday's SF Chronicle, Peter Hartlaub discusses how the Beats challenged the values of a conservative city, and built a foundation for its progressive future.
American Canvas: The Beat Museum
North Beach is known as San Francisco’s Little Italy, but in the 1950’s it was home to something else, the beat generation movement. Follow along with Dave as he gets a first hand look at The Beat Museum, and the incredible stories it holds. American Canvas premieres Wednesday March 11 at 10PM ET. (Schedule available […]
Jonah Raskin on the necessity of literary shrines
The strange alchemy of California’s literary shrines Author, poet, counterculture journalist, and friend of the Beat Museum, Jonah Raskin‘s article, “Genius Loci,” appears in the Winter 2014 issue of Boom: A Journal of California, discussing institutions honoring the state’s rich literary legacy, and how we can and should do more: “We need literary shrines as […]
Neal Cassady’s “Joan Anderson Letter” Found!
The Holy Grail of Beat Writing Rises from its Watery Grave Why the Joan Anderson Letter is so Important Why I Think This Letter is the Real Deal What I Would Like to See Happen with this Letter More Info The Holy Grail of Beat Writing Rises from its Watery Grave All kidding aside, I […]
NY Times Recognizes The Beat Museum Amongst Major Cultural Institutions
According to Sunday’s New York Times, The Beat Museum is rubbing elbows with some real heavyweights—institutions such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the American Museum of Natural History, the National Gallery of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Ringling Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian Institution, among others. John Hanc’s […]