American Fun, by John Beckman @ NYJB

“. . . with modern permutations of American fun, American Fun: Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt offers a history that is about fun and is fun to read. It illuminates the very American tradition of stickin’ it to the man, dancin’ in the street, and havin’ a blast.” Continue reading American Fun, by John Beckman @ NYJB

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CCLaP Fridays: The Beatles Are Here!, edited by Penelope Rowlands

This week Karl Wolff reviews “The Beatles Are Here!” by Penelope Rowlands, a look back at the Fab Four’s impact on the lives of musicians, writers, and longtime fans. Continue reading CCLaP Fridays: The Beatles Are Here!, edited by Penelope Rowlands

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The NSFW Files: “Naked Lunch,” by William S. Burroughs

This week, Karl Wolff returns to the NSFW Files to investigate “Naked Lunch,” by William S. Burroughs, the 1959 sensation that marked a watershed for free expression in literature and included Mugwumps, heroin, and lots and lots of sex. Continue reading The NSFW Files: “Naked Lunch,” by William S. Burroughs

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