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Jack Kerouac

Honky Tonk: Chatting With Son Volt's Jay Farrar, Plus Longreef's 'She Likes The Ladies' Video Exclusive and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Aussie rock band Longreef are back on the road in support of their latest EP Dirty Motel. The band recently shot a video for their second single "She Likes The Ladies," the song being a crowd favorite.

Boulder's Naropa University Celebrates New President

The Boulder Daily Camera | JOE RUBINO | Posted 04.19.2013 | Denver

While his tenure as the 11th president of Boulder's Naropa University began in August, Charles "Chuck" Lief did not have "the keys to car," as his goo...

Why You Should Never Meet Your Idol

Mara Menachem | Posted 04.18.2013 | Books
Mara Menachem

My imagination ran wild. What witty thing would I say to Mr. Ginsberg? What will I do when he asks me to drop out of college and be his full time assistant? What will my family say? But how can I turn down such an opportunity?

Ferlinghetti: Not All Beat Poets Are Beat

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.12.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Back in the day, the poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti was all the rage. Paperbacks of A Coney Island of the Mind could be seen stuffed in jean pockets on college campuses. Now 93, he is the subject of a valuable biopic by photographer and filmmaker Chris Felver

On the Road, the Movie?

Gerald Nicosia | Posted 04.07.2013 | Books
Gerald Nicosia

When Brazilian director Walter Salles finally got funding to make his movie of On the Road in May 2010, and asked me to be the first "drill instructor" at Beat Boot Camp in Montreal, I felt a heavy responsibility to see that this long-awaited opportunity wasn't blown.

Beat Poets, Acid Gurus, the Governor and Me

Steve Heilig | Posted 04.03.2013 | San Francisco
Steve Heilig

A local saloon changing owners is rarely front-page news in the big city, but the recent sale of Tosca, in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood, has received much attention.

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
Joyce_Johnson

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
CarsTravelFood

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.