R.I.P. to Lawrence Ferlinghetti – Poet and Publisher Who Took a Chance On the Beat Generation

R.I.P. to Lawrence Ferlinghetti - poet and publisher who took a chance and stood up to censorship lawsuits to publish some of the beat generation's best and most daring in the 1960s. Publishing Allen Ginsberg's poetry chapbook 'Howl' which was the subject of a groundshaking censorship trial cemented Ferlinghetti as a generous thoughtful leader of … Continue reading R.I.P. to Lawrence Ferlinghetti – Poet and Publisher Who Took a Chance On the Beat Generation

THE RIGHT STUFF (1983) – This is America (Don’t Catch You Slippin’)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElzIPn1pXWE I watched the 1983 film documenting the story of test pilots reaching into the era of the first NASA Mercury program, 'The Right Stuff', this past week. And DAMN was it good. This is what filmmaking is when it rises to epic poetry... On the surface it could be a story of lives and … Continue reading THE RIGHT STUFF (1983) – This is America (Don’t Catch You Slippin’)