Follow Friday: Beat Generation Edition

22 Jul

Saw James Franco in Howl at the Angelika: amazing.  Now you can watch it for free on Hulu.

Replace “Moloch” with “Murdoch” in Allen Ginsberg’s Howl and this is what you get

John Allen Cassady reveals why even though he’s named after Jack Kerouac (and Allen Ginsberg) he’s named John

The Bowery Poetry Club is hosting a Diane Di Prima film screening on August 7

The Beat Museum is blogging for HuffPo

Anyone get the Penguin On the Road app for iPad?  Company loyalty means I have a Nook.

Wishing I was still living in LA County so I could see the Ed Ruscha and Jack Kerouac exhibit at the Hammer Museum


7 Responses to “Follow Friday: Beat Generation Edition”

  1. Queen July 22, 2011 at 9:30 am #

    Art and language…..wish I lived in LA as well.

    • Stephanie Nikolopoulos July 23, 2011 at 6:42 pm #

      yeah, it’s a great juxtaposition. a lot of the beats were actually painters as well, so i feel like this show brings that spirit to their words.

  2. lydiasamson July 22, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

    love this post – thanks for the link to the beat museum blog.
    howl is one of my favorite movies!!

    • Stephanie Nikolopoulos July 23, 2011 at 6:44 pm #

      Right?! I didn’t want to like James Franco as Allen Ginsberg. I mean, we hear so much about him. But, man, I was impressed! He really captured Ginsberg’s intonation and rhythms just perfectly!

  3. JHaeske July 23, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    Hey Stephanie!
    Good post. Have recently started my blog called Retracing Jack Kerouac. Maybe check that out if you want to, more to be happening there in the next few weeks and months.
    Went to the Beat Museum myself last year for the first time – a good place to have.
    Take care!

    • Stephanie Nikolopoulos July 23, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

      What’s the link to your blog? I’d love to check it out! I keep getting “That’s the Spirit” when I go to your site. What exactly are you retracing in terms of Kerouac? Keep me posted — I’m really interested in what you’re doing.

  4. JHaeske July 26, 2011 at 6:58 am #

    Hello Stephanie,
    thanks for the reply. How are you?
    I have changed my settings, so you should be re-directed to RJK from now on, but the address is:
    It’s primarily about the trip to SF, Denver, Lowell, Boston and NY I took last year and there will be a photography book about that sometime later this year. More info in the ‘About’ section.
    that’sthespirit! is just a little fun-blog, mainly for myself, am not sure if that format works for other people, at least not when you don’t know the scenes I am quoting.
    Anyway, thanks again and keep in touch!

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