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Morningside Heights

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Columbia University, besides being outrageously expensive and eminent domainy, played a key role in one of the biggest literary movements of the 20th century and one of […]

The Bunker

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Where do I start when it comes to William S. Burroughs? From the moment he stepped foot in New York City it was high drama, be it […]

Chumley’s

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Remember the faux-speakeasy craze of the early aughts? For a while I dug this rehash of the 1920s but then it became a hassle — if it […]

William S. Burroughs: Forever Cool Kid

  Thanks to the Ace for sharing these!

Warhol, Burroughs and Nico at the Chelsea Hotel

Aw man, the Chelsea Hotel used to be so cool (even not that long ago) when artists paid rent with paintings, famous writers and musicians roamed the halls, and Sid […]

Junkies’ Promises Opens Tonight

Tonight, the Paul Kasmin Gallery will introduce Junkies’ Promises, a group exhibition inspired by William S. Burroughs’ 1953 novel, Junky, in which he details the life of a heroin addict […]

Paperwork: A Brief History of Artists’ Scrapbooks

William S. Burroughs & Bryon Gysin - Untitled (scrapbook 3)

Scrapbooks, the original Pinterest, serve as an artists’ fertile ground in which ideas, inspiration and memorabilia are glued, taped and stapled onto pages. Hopefully, they will incubate within the pages […]

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