Shunryu Suzuki (1904-1971)
December 4, 2017
Remembering today one of the great Buddhist teachers, Suzuki Roshi,  Shunryu Suzuki, influential Soto Zen priest and founder of the San Francisco Zen Center and the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center (the first Soto Zen training monastery in the United States and one of the very first Buddhist training monasteries to be established[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 235
September 11, 2015
Featuring shots last week from 1967’s fabled Human Be-In. Here’s another one – from Lisa Law and here’s Lisa Law’s famous ecstatic one And here’s a couple more[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 234
September 4, 2015
                                                                                            It would have been Antonin Artaud‘s 119th birthday today. It would have been John Cage‘s 103rd. It will be Nicanor Parra‘s 101st tomorrow! – ¡Feliz cumpleaños! – Happy Birthday! – 101 years old ! – amazing!                                                                       Allen Ginsberg’s archives – the repository[…]
The 1996 National Security Archive Interview – part 2
May 31, 2015
                    Allen’s 1996 Interview for the National Security Archive at George Washington University continues from here AG: So I found I was kicked out by the Prague police and the Havana police. Then, when I got back, I took part in[…]
Summer of Love / Human Be-In
July 12, 2014
Three years ago, we presented a fairly extensive post on the January 14, 1967,  legendary San Francisco,  “Human Be-In”.  We’d like to direct your attention to it here .  Meanwhile, fresh up on You Tube, is this “Be-In” documentary, with priceless footage of Allen, Gary Snyder, Michael McClure, and all the participants/celebrants[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up 8
January 12, 2011
James Franco and the Anti-Normative “Anti-Normative”? – James Franco, Allen Ginsberg, Harvey Milk and Hart Crane. Well is he or isn’t he? – and does it really matter?. James Franco continues to make news, speculating on his own sexual identity “It’s funny because the way that kind of stuff is talked about[…]