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Daniel Radcliffe moves from Harry Potter to Allen Ginsberg [VIDEO]

Daniel Radcliffe moves from Harry Potter to Allen Ginsberg [VIDEO]

NEW YORK, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- British actor Daniel Radcliffe says he is still trying to separate himself from Harry Potter, the iconic character he played in eight blockbuster films.
Harry Potter fans rush Daniel Radcliffe at Venice Film Festival

Harry Potter fans rush Daniel Radcliffe at Venice Film Festival

VENICE, Italy, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Police and security guards protected actor Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter fans rushed him at the Venice Film Festival in Italy.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 3, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 3, 2012.
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Ginsberg exhibit opens at National Gallery

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- An exhibition featuring 79 black-and-white portraits by the late U.S. poet Allen Ginsberg has opened at Washington's National Gallery of Art.

Beat poet Harold Norse dead at 92

SAN FRANCISCO, June 14 (UPI) -- Renowned New York-born poet Harold Norse has died in San Francisco, where he resided for decades, said his friend Todd Swindell. Norse was 92.
Jon Hamm joins 'Howl' cast

Jon Hamm joins 'Howl' cast

LOS ANGELES, March 27 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Jon Hamm is set to play defense attorney Jake Ehrlich in the upcoming film "Howl," Variety.com said.
Eisenberg, Evans cast as Beat writers

Eisenberg, Evans cast as Beat writers

NEW YORK, March 17 (UPI) -- Jesse Eisenberg, Chris Evans and Ben Whishaw have been cast in "Kill Your Darlings," representatives for the film about the U.S. Beat era said.
Franco to play Ginsberg in new bio-pic

Franco to play Ginsberg in new bio-pic

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor James Franco reportedly is set to play iconic Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in the bio-picture "Howl."

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 3, 2008.
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'On the Road' manuscript on display

AUSTIN, Texas, April 4 (UPI) -- The original typewritten manuscript of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" has gone on display at the University of Texas at Austin, the curator of the exhibit said.

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UPI almanac for Sunday, June 3, 2007.
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Likely Sputnik remains crash Beatnik scene

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A San Francisco museum dedicated to honoring the Beat Generation has an unusual new exhibit -- the purported remains of Russia's Sputnik I satellite.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, June 3, the 154th day of 2006 with 211 to follow.
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Yippie co-founder Stew Albert dies at 66

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Radical 1960s Vietnam War protester and Yippie co-founder Stewart Albert has died of cancer in Portland, Ore. He was 66.
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Allen Ginsberg
WAP021407 - 5 APRIL 1997 - ON THE YANGTZE RIVER, CHINA: Poet Allen Ginsberg, seen here in a 1985 file photo on a steamboat going through one of the gorges of the Yangtze River during a two-and-a-half month foray to China as a guest of the Chinese Writer's Association. Ginsberg died April 5 in New York City from liver cancer. cs/files UPI
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Irwin Allen Ginsberg ( /ˈɡɪnzbərɡ/; June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American poet who vigorously opposed militarism, materialism and sexual repression. In the 1950s, Ginsberg was a leading figure of the Beat Generation. Ginsberg's epic poem "Howl", in which he celebrates his fellow "angel-headed hipsters" and excoriates what he saw as the destructive forces of capitalism and conformity in the United States, is one of the classic poems of the Beat Generation. The poem, dedicated to writer Carl Solomon, has the opening:

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix...

In October 1955, Ginsberg and five other unknown poets gave a free reading at an experimental art gallery in San Francisco. Ginsberg's "Howl" electrified the audience. According to fellow poet Michael McClure, it was clear "that a barrier had been broken, that a human voice and body had been hurled against the harsh wall of America and its supporting armies and navies and academies and institutions and ownership systems and power support bases." In 1957, "Howl" attracted widespread publicity when it became the subject of an obscenity trial in which a San Francisco prosecutor argued it contained "filthy, vulgar, obscene, and disgusting language." The poem seemed especially outrageous in 1950s America because it depicted both heterosexual and homosexual sex at a time when sodomy laws made homosexual acts a crime in every U.S. state. "Howl" reflected Ginsberg's own homosexuality and his relationships with a number of men, including Peter Orlovsky, his lifelong partner. Judge Clayton W. Horn ruled that "Howl" was not obscene, adding, "Would there be any freedom of press or speech if one must reduce his vocabulary to vapid innocuous euphemisms?"

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