The Beats and Underground Newspapers of the 1960s
The Sixties were one of the most turbulent times in American history. As the Baby Boomers came of age, underground newspapers were born with a focus on political and cultural topics the conventional press was ignoring. The antiwar movement, the sexual revolution, gay liberation, and the drug culture became the everyday focus for this burgeoning underground. […]
How Allen Ginsberg Turned The Tables on CNN
At the 1994 NYU Beat Generation Conference, Allen Ginsberg asserted to a CNN reporter that he was still being censored to that very day. "But that was all in the 1950s. Surely you're not being censored today, in 1994?"
Benny Bufano, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Bob Kaufman
The story Benny Bufano, and how his statue of Saint Francis inspired Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Bob Kaufman.
Did Gary Snyder Help End the Vietnam War?
In 1960, Daniel Ellsberg met Gary Snyder in a bar in Kyoto, Japan. Did their conversation inspire Ellsberg to reverse his position on the Vietnam war?