Happy Birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti!
Lawrence Ferlinghetti turns 97 today.
Future Uncertain for Lowell’s Grotto and Stations of the Cross
In Lowell, Massachusetts, Jack Kerouac’s hometown, there is some uncertainty about the future of two important landmarks: The Grotto, and the Stations of the Cross, both of which feature prominently in Doctor Sax, and reside on the grounds of the Franco-American School (known as the Franco American Orphanage in Jack’s time) which, it has been […]
Bob Dylan Treasures, Including Lyric Notebooks
A treasure trove of 6,000 Bob Dylan pieces has been acquired by the George Kaiser Foundation in Tulsa.
The Making of Sgt. Pepper’s Cover
If you're a Beatles fan, you'll love the numerous alternate covers that were considered for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band
Photos from ‘The Crow and I’
Ria Burman from Out of the Booth captured some excellent photos of poets Bill Gainer, SB Stokes, Cassandra Dallett, William Taylor Jr., Paul Corman-Roberts, and Neeli Cherkovski reading in support of Neeli’s new book The Crow and I on January 22nd, 2016.
Become a Member of the Beat Museum!
On the 60th anniversary of Allen Ginsberg's first reading of "HOWL," The Beat Museum is excited to announce our new membership program.
Beatnik Shindig Road Trip!
Join us as we check out the space for the future site of the Beatnik Shindig, happening June 26-28th, 2015 at Fort Mason in San Francisco. We’ll also be headed to Napa to pick up 40+ cases of wine for the event!
Gonzo: the photos of Hunter S. Thompson
M+B Photo showcases a selection of Hunter S. Thompson’s photography, several of which Hunter took while spending time with the Hells Angels, researching his eponymous novel, and are seldom seen—including a self-portrait following the beating he took in 1960 (he looks better than expected). Other images from Big Sur, Tijuana, Las Vegas, and Puerto Rico […]
Interview with ruth weiss
Beat poet ruth weiss discusses her life as a poet. Videography and editing by Noémie Sornet
Jack Kerouac Once Again Walks the Streets of North Beach
The North Beach branch of the San Francisco Public Library will be moving into their new building later this year. There are a number of large format photographs of Jack Kerouac that have been gracing their walls for the last few years. Last week the SFPL donated those items to The Beat Museum. The great […]
Neal Cassady’s Gas Station
When I first moved to California with IBM back in 1988, we moved into a beautiful neighborhood called Almaden, a little south of San Jose. Right next door was the town of Los Gatos, the home of Neal and Carolyn Cassady. I didn’t meet the Cassady family for another five years but I spent a […]