| Mar 24, 2014
| 12:38 PM
He published Allen Ginsberg and gave the Beat Generation a literary home, won a landmark anti-censorship case and still runs an independent bookstore in San Francisco. Happy 95th birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti!
Ferlinghetti was born on March 24, 1919....
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:42 PM
If proof was needed that opposites attract, the loves of Carolyn Cassady's life would more than make the case.
The daughter of a biochemistry professor and an English teacher with strict, Victorian values, she grew up in the 1940s envisioning a...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The superhero origin story has become popular in the last few years, so it makes sense the form might also spread to stories outside the comic-book genre — like Beat generation writers. The new film "Kill Your Darlings" tells the tale of how...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 1:15 PM
In most modern narratives, the story of the Beats began when Allen Ginsberg first read "Howl" to rapturous audiences, when his poetic evocation of youth gone wrong and hope and rebellion and power and gay love was banned and became famous.
That was in...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Early on in "Kill Your Darlings," 18-year-old Allen Ginsberg, played by Daniel Radcliffe, is on a freshman orientation tour of the Columbia University library when a fellow student jumps on a desk and begins quoting Henry Miller. Shouting provocative...
| Oct 31, 2013
This is economically unfeasible thinking, I realize. But the only way we're ever going to get a great movie about the Beats is if someone makes it like there's nothing to lose, with no concern about whether audiences are going to "get it," or care, or...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Depending on when she wrote and talked about her life, Linda Lovelace had two very different perspectives about her work on "Deep Throat" and in adult cinema. She initially said she performed willingly and embraced becoming an icon of sexual freedom, then...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:10 PM
How far does a girl have to go to untangle her tingle? This was the discreetly prurient poster question used to sell "Deep Throat" and Linda Lovelace to a mainstream public in 1972. The new biopic "Lovelace," about the grimly exploited porn star born...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Daniel Radcliffe, in Toronto to promote "Kill Your Darlings" and two other new films, described his post-"Harry Potter" career choices as "unconventional."
Not only was the actor unapologetic in an interview with Variety about his selection of roles,...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Not a guy to mince words, two-fisted writer-director Samuel Fuller began (and ended) his tabloid classic "Shock Corridor" with a spurious quote from Euripides: "Whom God wishes to destroy he first makes mad." But he might just have well taken his epigraph...
| May 4, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Cedering Fox knows good actors, and isn't afraid to ask a favor. Her query is simple, and the actors almost always say yes.
It's not like she wants them to be part of a hot new cable drama or a comedy Web series gone viral. Instead, she's asking them to...
| Apr 24, 2013
With his returning Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, organizer Franc Castro aims to strike an ambitious balance between provocative and fierce movies. And Castro is not sorry if that balance sometimes tilts toward the fiercer side of things with the...