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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
By United Press International

Amiri Baraka, poet and activist, dies

NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Amiri Baraka, the controversial New Jersey poet turned political activist, died Thursday, Newark officials said. He was 79.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 12, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, March 12, 2012.
By United Press International
Stewart to co-star in Kerouac picture

Stewart to co-star in Kerouac picture

LOS ANGELES, May 7 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Kristen Stewart has joined the cast of Walter Salles's film version of Jack Kerouac's 1957 novel "On the Road."

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.

It's a new LA city landmark, man

LOS ANGELES, March 20 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles City Council has named a Venice hangout for the Beat Generation as a new city landmark, officials say.
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.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 12, 2008.
By United Press International

New Kerouac-Burroughs book due out

NEW YORK, March 2 (UPI) -- A previously unreleased novel written by noted U.S. Beat Generation authors Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs is set to be published.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, March 12, 2007.
By United Press International

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 Sunday, March 12, the 71st day of 2006 with 294 to follow.
By United Press International

Jack Kerouac play grabs today's publishers

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) -- A play by the late author Jack Kerouac has caught publishers' attention nearly 50 years after "Beat Generation" was shelved in New Jersey.

Poet Robert Creeley dead at 78

ODESSA, Texas, April 1 (UPI) -- Poet Robert White Creeley has died of pneumonia at an Odessa, Texas, hospital. He was 78.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, March 12, the 71st day of 2005 with 294 to follow.
By United Press International

Lucien Carr dead at 79

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Lucien Carr, who helped spawn the Beat generation and then guided the news report of United Press International over four decades, has died at the age of 79.

Kerouac estate disputed in Florida

CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A trial in Clearwater, Fla., over the estate of the Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac has been postponed because of a challenge to a will.

Climate: Warming links from the lynx

A series by UPI investigating potential connections of human activity to global climate change. This week: The Canadian lynx may not be one to complain about global warming because, right now, climate change is making it easier for the animal to catch its
DAN WHIPPLE, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, March 12, the 72nd day of 2004 with 294 to follow.

Jockstrip:The world as we know it

The sport of punkin' chunkin' is flinging pumpkins by a specially built gun and blasting them into an orange fog.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Poetry's sonnet form is subject of exhibit

NEW YORK, July 8 (UPI) -- The art of the sonnet as practiced by British and American poets from William Shakespeare to Jack Kerouac is the subject of an unusual exhibition at the New Yor

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, March 12, the 71st day of 2003 with 294 to follow.
By United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

On this day in 1955, graffiti artists began scrawling the words "Bird Lives!" in subway stations and on walls around Greenwich Village in New York City.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Assignment America:City that always sleeps

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- At the corner of Bleecker and Macdougal, in the heart of Greenwich Village, where Jack Kerouac once held forth during all-night drinking bouts and the Mafia onc
JOHN BLOOM, UPI Reporter-at-Large
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