Doris Lessing would have turned 100 today. We examine her life and career and her relationships with Jews.
It’s Oscars weekend, and, for once, the often-predictable ceremony has the potential to be genuinely interesting.
“If you’re angry, and express that anger in a tantrum, or a polemic, then nobody’s interested, including yourself.”
Stanford Libraries have been on an Allen Ginsberg roll.
At some point, in a high school English class or a circle of stoned friends, you’ve likely heard the famous opening of Allen Ginsberg’s poem “Howl.”
The Hoover Institution has just made all 375 episodes of William Buckley’s edifying television show, “Firing Line,” available online
The Maryland Institute College of Art recently donated hundreds of audio recordings of poets, artists, and scholars, to archive.org
Once upon a time, Susan Sontag, Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti had high hopes for the late Fidel Castro. Eventually, their hopes were dashed by the realities of Cuba.
A newly-released 3-CD set introduces listeners to a side of legendary poet many of us have never heard. Turns out that Ginsberg moonlighted as a songwriter — and was pretty good at it too.
In the mid-1970’s, beat poet laureate Allen Ginsberg composed the poem “Father Death Blues” about the passing of his father.