Rebels – A Journey Underground

Our feature today – A New Kind of Bohemia, segment two in a a six-part series by Kevin Alexander, made in 1999 for Canadian television, ¬†Rebels – A Journey Underground. (The other episodes, incidentally, are also well worth catching – see here) From the episode synopsis – “Following World War II, a new period of post-war social complexity overtook America. It was during this turbulent, often repressive Cold War time that Jack Kerouaccoined the phrase “beat” and gave birth to a new literary movement. This film follows the activities of this new breed of writer – Kerouac, (Neal)¬†

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Harold Norse Farewell

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[Poet Harold Norse in his apartment kitchen, 157 Albion Street, San Francisco, May 28, 1988 – for HN with old Affection from Allen Ginsberg AH c. Allen Ginsberg Estate]

Poet Harold Norse passed away early Monday morning at nearly 93 years old. Andrei Codrescu’s Exquisite Corpse details some of his last hours with notes from friends.

[William Burroughs & Harold Norse, Varsity Apartments, Boulder CO, August 1978. photo: Rochelle Kraut] … Read More