You need no ticket to make a place for yourself here where humor, black and otherwise, comes to you from the stage where the human comedy itself is being played, its performance trumping the things dark and tragic and found in the world of literature.
Ginsberg's "Howl" is Fifty This YearWNYC Newsroom
NEW YORK, NY April 17, 2006 —This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Allen Ginsberg's epic Beat poem "Howl" which dealt frankly with homoeroticism, drugs, music and politics. It sparked an obscenity case which ended with the legal precedent of "redeeming social value" for a literary work.
There's a celebration tonight at Columbia University where Ginsberg was a student. The anti-establishment writers group, the Underground Literary Alliance
, is protesting some of the speakers as well as the admittance fee saying it goes against the spirit of the beat generation.