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Entries from September 2016

Jack Kerouac’s novella “Pic” Reconsidered

September 25th, 2016 · 11 Comments · Kerouac and The Beats

. I Pick Pic . Thirty years ago I remember saying to my Beat brothers at the Cedar Tavern in Greenwich Village that I thought Vanity of Duluoz was right up there with Jack’s greatest works. Β And they all looked at me like I was crazy and said, “Yeah, but nobody else thinks that.” πŸ™‚ […]

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Gary Hart rally 1984 Washington Square

September 11th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Politics, Real-life Adventure Tales

How Rock Concerts Led To Politics . For most of ’80s I lived in Phyllis & Eddie Condon’s palatial apartment on Washington Square North. Β The NYU Program Board from where I ran the concerts was in the Loeb Student Center on Washington Square South β€” about a 3-minute walk away β€” if you didn’t dawdle […]

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