Despite the attention garnered on social media, the Federal Communications Commission received only four complaints regarding the 75th Golden Globe Awards, according to a recently completed FOIA request. However, one of those complaints really manages to stand out as something special, and as such, we’re going to try something a bit different.
Fleeing marijuana possession charges, Ken Kesey successfully hid from the FBI … in Marijuana City, Mexico
The FBI spent the summer of 1966 playing cat-and-mouse with beatnik icon Ken Kesey after he fled the country to avoid prosecution for two charges of marijuana possession.
In a fitting birthday tribute to the man the FBI deemed “bizarre, but not dangerous,” we rounded up the strangest lines from the Bureau’s security report - some of them poetry unto themselves.
FBI agents were warned against interviewing Allen Ginsberg, fearing it would result in “embarrassment”
Documents released to MuckRock indicate that Ginsberg first came to FBI attention in September 1963, nearly eight years after Ginsberg first performed “Howl” in a San Francisco art gallery and six years after Lawrence Ferlinghetti was acquitted of obscenity charges for publishing the poem.