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Jack Kerouac

Legendary Literary Agent Coming Out With Memoir

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 03.26.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — The legend of Sterling Lord dates back to 1952, when he was just getting started as a literary agent. Into his basement-level office ...

Movie Review: On the Road

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.17.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's taken me a while to get around to it, but I wanted to offer a nod of approval for Walter Salles' On the Road, which came out in limited release at the end of 2012.

God Is Dead in Walter Salles' On the Road

John R. Eperjesi | Posted 03.16.2013 | Arts
John R. Eperjesi

In the "endless poem" of America, it is the spaces in between that mattered for Kerouac. Unfortunately, this film adaptation travels from one cliché to the next, skipping over many of the small moments that give the novel holy substance.

WATCH: New Kerouac Adaptation 'Big Sur' Trailer Released

Posted 01.09.2013 | Books

The movie trailer for Kerouac's Big Sur has been released, and it looks like the film will be worth catching. The book by Jack Kerouac is a classic...

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.

Top 5 Movies You Did Not See in 2012

Tony Bartolone | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Bartolone

Why can't a film simply exist without trying to change the world? There are plenty of different kinds of movies, and in the chaos of awards season some wonderful, little flicks are completely forgotten.

Jack Kerouac's Mother Tongue: On the Road and The Voice Is All

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.26.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Joyce Johnson's new biography, The Voice Is All: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac, traces the development of Kerouac's prose style, showing how his French freed him to create his famous spontaneous narrative.

Popcorn Preview: On the Road

Leslie Sisman | Posted 02.13.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

One of the most significant challenges of the film is to make us feel as if we're seeing this lifestyle with a fresh eye. The film does a terrific job of putting us in the era and making us feel like we're actually there.

On the Road Again, the Beats at Sundance

Hellin Kay | Posted 02.10.2013 | Entertainment
Hellin Kay

"The Beat Generation," as Kerouac defined them so early on, has maintained a fascinating hold on popular culture, even though during their heyday they were mocked by the mainstream.

Thanksgiving for 2012 Books

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 01.19.2013 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

I've written variations of this Thanksgiving list just about every year since I read a book a day. Thank you to the authors who make my year of reading -- whether it is a book a day or a book a week -- a core pleasure of my life.

On the Road: The Vehicle Gets a Tune Up

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.16.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Working again with screenwriter Jose Rivera, and with Gustavo Santaolalla on the jazzy soundtrack, Salles' adaptation took five years to cast.

WATCH: New Trailer For 'On The Road'

Posted 11.16.2012 | Entertainment

On the eve of Kristen Stewart's final "Twilight" bow, IFC released a new trailer for the movie with her next appearance, "On the Road." An adaptati...

Does 'On The Road' Film Have Same Flaws As The Book?

Tony Bartolone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Tony Bartolone

On the Road starts off speeding, snapping the audience's heads back against their padded seats, and kidnapping them. Taking 'em to the 1940s, America. At some point each voyeur has to decide whether they are in or out.

The Search for the Real -- October

James Franco | Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment
James Franco

The New York Post has been sniffing around for academic gossip because they can't write about me stumbling out of clubs. I think my class's collaborative film Tar says it all: They can kiss my ass.

How The 'Beat Generation' Got Away from Kerouac

Joyce_Johnson | Posted 12.11.2012 | Books

One of the many surprises tucked away in the vast Jack Kerouac Archive at the New York Public Library is the tiny pocket notebook in which Kerouac reacted in the fall of 1947 to a conversation he'd just had with his mother.

Fitzgerald, Kerouac, Bukowski, and Words for Young Writers to Live By

Alex Layman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Books
Alex Layman

In 1938, F. Scott Fitzgerald received a story from family friend Frances Turnball, who was looking for feedback on her writing. In response, Fitzgerald crafted a letter containing advice for young writers worthy of marble etching.

In Defense Of Flawed Literature

Danny Lanzetta | Posted 10.17.2012 | Books
Danny Lanzetta

Simply put, one doesn't read Kerouac for clever female characterizations (male either, for that matter) or his progressive views on women any more than one would read Jane Austen for thematic variety.

WATCH: New Trailer For 'On The Road'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.06.2012 | Entertainment

"The only people that interest me are the mad ones." After making a splash at the Cannes Film Festival in May, the first international trailer for ...

The Best Thing That Could Happen to Kristen Stewart

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.01.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If, in fact, her personal life somehow hurts her standing with her young fans -- if the fans can no longer look up to her as a role model because she's a 22-year-old who got tired of one man and was tempted by another -- well, I'd say it's the best thing that could happen to her.

The Hidden Pleasures Of Lowell National Historical Park

CarsTravelFood | Posted 07.20.2012 | Travel

Downton Abbey fans and people who enjoy that period of history when the Industrial Revolution changed the world, might like spending a day in Lowell, Mass.

Route 6 Has Been Ignored And It's Jack Kerouac's Fault

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 09.18.2012 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

"On the road-map was one long red line called Route 6 that led from the tip of Cape Cod clear to Ely, Nevada, and there dipped down to Los Angeles."

Ed Ruscha on Kerouac, Social Media and Pop Culture in the 1960s

Tara Solomon | Posted 08.18.2012 | Miami
Tara Solomon

There's no living artist cooler than Ed Ruscha, whose five-decade career as a pop icon is only intensifying. For "On The Road," Ruscha took his inspiration from Keroauc's seminal 1955 novel, which the artist first read at age 20.

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.

From Beatnik to Tweetnik: Brazilian Filmster Gins Up Kerouac's Fifities Favela

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 07.31.2012 | Home
Eric Ehrmann

On The Road, the Kerouac movie property that languished under the control of Hollywood legend Francis Ford Coppola for three decades finally broke out of development hell and laid an egg in Cannes.

Kerouac in Cannes: A Road Not Taken

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.26.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

I am pleased that the reports from Cannes about the On the Road, Walter Salles' film are mainly favorable, although I have taken note that some say there is no inner world for the characters, that the film has no discernable plot, that it is overlong.