Daily Archives: November 6, 2020

Growing Up Inside a John Updike Novel

“As long as I can remember, I have loved boats and words. When I was about two years old, I was with my parents and three siblings in an eatery in Essex, Massachusetts. It was named ‘The Village Restaurant,’ but … Continue reading

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Wanna-Beats: In 1959, Café Bizarre Gave Straights an Entree Into Beatnik Culture

A poet gives a reading on stage at The Bizarre coffehouse on West 3rd St., Greenwich Village, New York City, 1961. “America hit peak hippie in 1967, thanks to the avalanche of media hype that accompanied the Summer of Love. … Continue reading

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