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Chronicles of Old San Francisco

In Auburn Ravine

San Francisco is such a modern, progressive city that it is easy to forget just what a rich history it has. The eighth title in Museyon’s Chronicles series, Chronicles of Old San Francisco explores the City by the Bay, beginning when a storm blew English buccaneer Sir Francis Drake and his ship, the Golden Hind, off course. Setting anchor at ... Read More »

The Inspiration of ‘Howl’

  As a radical youth, Ginsberg was famous in New York for being one of the founding leaders of the Beatnik generation but it wasn’t until his long-form, stream of consciousness poem ‘Howl’ was put to print that he became known all over America. Upon publication in a McCarthy era America, ‘Howl’ was deemed obscene and Ginsberg was put to ... Read More »

Chronicles: Ginsberg’s NYC

Allen Ginsberg, Miami Bookfair International, 7 November 1985: photo by MDCarchives

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked…   As a poet, writer, activist and founding member of the Beatniks, Allen Ginsberg spoke for a generation. A generation striving to give a voice to the drug use, racism and oppression that fueled inner-city America in the 1950s, a voice idealism and optimism from a ... Read More »

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