Daily Archives: November 20, 2011

At Berkeley, a literal meaning for ‘Beat Poets’

Robert Hass, former poet laureate of the U.S., describing how non-violent students and teachers were brutalized by UC Berkeley cops on the very site where the Free Speech Movement was born 50 years ago: … None of the police officers … Continue reading

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Me and the devil and a Dallas church

Blues great Robert Johnson’s songs include “Me and the Devil Blues,” “Hellhound on My Trail” and “Cross Road Blues.” The latter explains how he sold his soul to Satan in return for guitar-playing prowess. It looks like some Christians in … Continue reading

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