“I love the spirit of The Beats,” says Bashir. “I love how they encompass so much—the fusion with the East and the West. I love The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac. I love Ginsburg. I love how he mixed Jewish identity with being queer, and also being a writer and the juxtaposition of his high intellectual kind of world like Walt Whitman and T.S. Eliot with the masculine, wild feeling of Cassady. I love how the beats played with masculinity and femininity." Photo: Tyson Call