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Allen Ginsberg on censorship, language and police brutality July 7, 2015 – Posted in: Banned / Censored / Destroyed, Video

In 1968 Allen Ginsberg appeared on Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. The topic was the Avant-Garde but it wasn’t long before Ginsberg, who Buckley refers to as “the hippie’s hippie, the bohemian prototype,” turns the discussion to the power of the media, censorship and language. He points out how the language of the media is a far cry from the language of the everyday and how the language the police use “toward hippies and Negroes” never enters…

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Hugh Hefner, Teen Cartoonist March 2, 2010

The playboy of the Western World at age 16.Jane Sellers and Hugh Hefner, 1943. They dated each other’s best friend when they were in high school together in Chicago. When Jane Sellers moved to California in 1943 her sixteen year-old school pal, Hugh Hefner, began writing to her. Their friendship and correspondence endured for sixty years. July 2, 1943. “When I said I was a man of liesure(I still don’t know whether I’m spelling this…

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