Emily Wilson http://kalw.org en The remaking of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" http://kalw.org/post/remaking-allen-ginsbergs-howl <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 1956, Lawrence Ferlinghetti decided to publish Allen Ginsberg’s "Howl" in 1956. The seminal poem broke social taboos by talking about drugs and race.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical, naked dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix,” the poem reads.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In an era characterized by conformity, “Howl” was a call to self-expression. But history notes that “Howl” became more. In 1957, Ferlinghetti was put on trial for publishing obscene materials. That trial became the center of the free speech movement, and it brought the Beat generation, Ferlinghetti’s bookstore, City Lights, and this wild poem to the world stage.</span></p><p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 00:11:50 +0000 Emily Wilson & emil 29001 at http://kalw.org The remaking of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" Documentary play portrays real Tenderloin characters http://kalw.org/post/documentary-play-portrays-real-tenderloin-characters <p>San Francisco&rsquo;s Tenderloin neighborhood can be a difficult place to live. Almost a quarter of the neighborhood&rsquo;s residents live below the poverty line. According to the police department, the Tenderloin accounts for more than a third of the city&rsquo;s drug-related offenses.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Emily Wilson 10344 at http://kalw.org Documentary play portrays real Tenderloin characters Allen Ginsberg's "Howl": The movie http://kalw.org/post/allen-ginsbergs-howl-movie <p>The true art of storytelling is in bringing stories to life, either as comedy, a compelling radio piece, or a movie. But what happens when what you want to bring to life is a piece of art in itself? Like making a movie about a poem?</p><div class="content-body"> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 19:20:33 +0000 Emily Wilson 1925 at http://kalw.org Allen Ginsberg's "Howl": The movie