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What You Don't Know About Immigration and Border Patrol Will Horrify You

David Henry Sterry | Posted 06.10.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

I met Todd Miller after a friend told me about the amazing work he was doing on the issue of immigration, borders and the people who guard them. My pa...

11 Underappreciated Literary Masterpieces

Kim Church | Posted 05.25.2014 | Books
Kim Church

In my own small effort to change history, I have expanded on Addie's list. These masterpieces are not unheard of, by any means, but they are, at least in my estimation, under-appreciated.

On the Road to North Beach

Zachary Ehren | Posted 03.10.2013 | San Francisco
Zachary Ehren

We sparked some tea and spit seeds onto the street, pulsing to the rhythm of the passing cars while feeling the ghosts of North Beach -- Kerouac, Ginsberg, Cassady, and the rest of our long-gone friends -- falling further away.

I Was a Reluctant Poet

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.22.2012 | Books
Maria Rodale

My first lines Burst forth Unbidden And oddly patterned. I shunned learning The craft. All the poets I knew Seemed pretentious Intentionally overcom...

The Jack Kerouac Tour of San Francisco

Paul Iorio | Posted 08.13.2012 | San Francisco
Paul Iorio

With the feature film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's On the Road on its way to U.S. theaters, it's the perfect time to make a pilgrimage to the Beat epicenter of San Francisco to see some Kerouac landmarks.