The Wire: The Go-To Destination for All Things Beat Generation
The Beat Museum in San Francisco houses items that help understand the seminal influence that Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Peter Orlovsky and others had. Sidharth Bhatia, writing for India’s The Wire, visits the Beat Museum in this great article: “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness…” The poet Allen Ginsberg first […]
North Beach Now Podcast:
The Beat Museum Part 1
'North Beach Now' is a new podcast, produced by Blair Helsing at RoR Studio on Telegraph Hill, and featuring all things North Beach.
An Excerpt from the Joan Anderson Letter – Journal of Alta California
To say we’ve been eager to finally read the heretofore unpublished portions of the Joan Anderson Letter would be a profoundly absurd understatement. Yet, while the complete text of Neal Cassady’s legendary letter to Jack Kerouac has yet to be made available to the public, you can read this exclusive excerpt from the Joan Anderson […]
Beat Museum Seeks to Expand
Article by Romalyn Schmaltz in The Semaphore
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 […]