Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 362

[Allen Ginsberg, March 1964,  Protest at the Women’s House of Detention, New York City  – Photograph by Benedict J Fernandez]

4/20 Cannabis Culture. Time to revisit Allen’s extraordinarily clear-headed (sic) and prescient 1966 Atlantic Monthly essay, “The Great Marijuana Hoax – First Manifesto to End The Bringdown” .

And here’s some fun he had with his 1985 Naropa students – “Marijuana Makes…” – Marijuana makes.. what?

NORML, the pioneering organization, for a long time now, working to reform the marijuana laws can be accessed here 

[Allen Ginsberg and Barbara Rubin together at the Albert Monument, outside … Read More

Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 176

Allen Ginsberg at the Women's House of Detention. New York. March 1964.

[Allen Ginsberg at the Women’s House of Detention, New York, March 1964 – Photograph by Benedict J Fernandez]


Benedict J Fernandez, the photographer who snapped this iconic shot, is currently being celebrated in the Bronx (in “The 60’s – Decade of Change”) at the Bronx Documentary Center, till July 20.  An engaging interview with him (by Andy Prisbylla) appears hereHere are some selected photographs (“Incredible Images of 1960’s Protests”) on Slate. Further images may be found here. Here is the New York Times profile of his extraordinary photographic career. We finally got around … Read More