Daniel Macchiarini with a copy of "The History of The Place" manuscript
The poem "Howl" was read at The Place before it's "first" reading at the 6 Gallery . It is now used as a storage area for a boutique as seen in this photo taken Wednesday, April 10, 2012.
This is the site where the Existential Bagel used to be.
[WARNING: This column has been found to contain trace elements of irony.]
The corporatization of the Internets has meant that unique voices must be marginalized into extinction because of the "there is no I in the word "team'" philosophy that has become mandatory for all Americans now that corporations are persons. Any individual who thinks he has the same rights and freedoms as a corporation (for example British Petroleum) has a lesson in the meaning of equality in contemporary American culture to learn.
Leaving workers feeling like they are beat when they lose their home to a bank via foreclosure may not be a new phenomenon. Their howls of protest may hearken back to some previous more poetic rebellions.
Back in the Sixties, Playboy magazine published a cartoon (by Shel Silverstein?) showing a line of hippies stretching back to the horizon all carrying the same sign which urged: "Protest the rising tide of conformity!" The Sixties are over and the Establishment has won. Good patriotic Americans must become vigilant and ever alert to help immediately stifle any possible examples of nonconformity.
It took some time but Nixon and California Governor Reagan have been vindicated and American Presidents are no longer shackled if Walter Cronkite is not enthusiastic about the potential of victory in the latest American military venture.