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A Kind of Life

Yara Zgheib | Posted 11.28.2015 | World
Yara Zgheib

This kind of life, this all too human life will kill us, but it is that certainty that makes it worth living at all. So for all those who no longer can, let us honor it.

If Walls Could Talk at the Chelsea Hotel

J. Michael Welton | Posted 11.05.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Those days are pretty much done with now. The hotel changed hands a few years back and has been closed for renovations. It's transitioning away from a residential hotel, toward a more traditional role for overnight guests.

Where's the Travel Writing for Black Women?

Sarah Enelow | Posted 07.20.2015 | Black Voices
Sarah Enelow

Ever since I got into travel writing, I've been told to read the works of Joseph Conrad, Jack Kerouac, Edward Abbey, Bruce Chatwin, Paul Theroux, William Dalrymple, Bill Bryson, and other white men. While I learned a lot from their stories, I was also repeatedly left with questions about misogyny and racial insensitivity.

Lights Go On: Part LII -- The Road Not Taken

Thomas Bähler | Posted 07.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

Click here to listen to Robert Frost recite his poem This poem has made a difference in my life. I'll wager it has in yours too. TWO roads diverged...

The Science Behind Why You Can't Read in the Car

Thrillist | Posted 07.08.2015 | Travel

Why do some of us fall violently ill just by glancing at a book in a moving car, while others can read through an entire road trip without any problem at all? Here's the scientific lowdown on what makes carsickness tick, as well as what you can do to prevent (or at least minimize) its wickedly brutal effects.

An American Road Trip Off the Beaten Path

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
Bibbi Abruzzini

"Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road." ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road. I woke up in a hotel room in Las Vegas, the ...

Road Tripping: The Worn Wear Tour

Hellin Kay | Posted 06.08.2015 | Style
Hellin Kay

When I was I high school in the late '80s I started a recycling club, which still functions to this day, and have always supported the recycling ethos: reduce, reuse, recycle.

Riders: Don't Focus on Looking Cool, Keep Safe!

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 05.25.2015 | Technology
Jonha Revesencio

From their emotional appeal to their practical advantages, it's no wonder motorcycles have been increasing in popularity in recent years.

Bob Dylan as America: Knausgaard in Duluth

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 05.17.2015 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

The music of America is alive and well, on stage in the hands of the master of the selfless self, the king of the not-one's-one. I'd like to invite Knausgaard to the show, the next time he's here for a visit.

The Difference Between Solo And Group Travel

Map Happy | Posted 05.02.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Sometimes, my memories have become so bound up to who I was with at the time, it's hard to say whether I enjoyed the place because I actually enjoyed the place or because I enjoyed the time I spent with that person.

Is It Art? Or, Is It Soup?

James A. Fragale | Posted 03.28.2015 | Arts
James A. Fragale

Lunch with Andy Warhol. Some thirteen years later, after the Fair, I was invited to join a half-a-dozen hip, arty, New York types for a midday meal with Andy Warhol. I pride myself on a surefire, rock hard memory. My mind's eye never lets me down.

On The Road With No Degree

Cindy Capitani | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Cindy Capitani

It's sort of like "On the Road" except the driver is on my car insurance. And when they finally decide to leave Maine (you're where?!), the driver has a cell phone and can call mom about flat tires, stripped lug nuts and how between the four of them, they're down to $2. OK, so it's not like "On the Road" at all.

The Worst Onscreen Portrayals Of Famous Book Characters

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 08.07.2014 | Entertainment

Avid readers know what it's like to discover their favorite book is going to be made into a movie or television show. Utter excitement followed by utt...

William S. Burroughs at 100: Exploding Five Major Myths

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 04.05.2014 | Books
Davis Schneiderman

This year will give us the Burroughs we envision -- and yet the danger is that the diversity and impact of Burroughs' writing, visual art, audio works, and film experiments will be lost in the endless refraction of the mythologizing mirror.

I'm Not Vain -- But I Can't Survive Without My Makeup

Sarah Barness | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Sarah Barness

My version of the American female road trip is told through the lens of a makeup mask. I have internalized subliminal and explicit messages that tell me natural girls who don't need makeup are pretty, but those pretty girls naturally don't have unibrows and acne.

'On The Road' Inspired An Indie Album

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Several indie rockers have collaborated on a disc that pays tribute to a Jack Kerouac novel – and it's not "On the Road." The ...

Bea Kozera and the Beats

Chon A. Noriega | Posted 11.04.2013 | Latino Voices
Chon A. Noriega

Oftentimes, correcting the historical record does not have to do with adding missing content but rather with correcting a near-sighted focus on one group.

IMAGES: 'On The Road' Gets An Awesome Makeover

Paul Rogers | Posted 10.28.2013 | Books
Paul Rogers

I started by making a drawing for every page of "On the Road" in a Moleskine sketchbook, picking images that appealed to me without the burden of trying to tell the story in a linear way.

Tips for Travel and Life: Disappear

Aaron Caleb Bardo | Posted 09.28.2015 | Travel
Aaron Caleb Bardo

We plan years, marriages, trips, etc. We try to watch it with arbitrary numbers, letters and symbols for our own Western conscience. But life doesn't happen like that. Life happens in moments. Life happens now, passing in seconds, minutes and hours.

Crystal Fairy & The Magical Cactus and 2012

Francis Levy | Posted 10.05.2013 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

The search for Nirvana had not lost its virginity when it first started to appear in films and novels in the in the 50's and 60's. Enlightenment was ...

Week 2 of the Mongol Diaries - Lithuania to Russia: On the Road

Diana Lee | Posted 09.28.2013 | Travel
Diana Lee

We have strolled along the hill-fortresses of Kernave, Lithuania, and bantered with the costumed vendors in Tallinn's Old Town. In these easy, carefree moments, there is a commune with nature and other individuals.

An Elusive Utopia By The Sea

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 09.27.2013 | Books
Lionel Rolfe

John O'Kane's at times rambling but nonetheless intriguing book length essay, "Venice, CA: A City State Of Mind," sums up the history, the observations, the artists and writers and poets great and famous and obscure who have lurked among the dark shadows of this Nirvana by the sea.

Where To See Dinosaurs In Northern Spain

Lori Needleman | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel
Lori Needleman

How cool are dinosaurs? Spain is one of the richest areas in the world for dinosaur remains, and has devoted many museums and theme parks to their ancient predecessors. If you and your family love dinosaurs, come to Spain for a daring adventure.

Is Albarracín the Most Beautiful Village in Spain?

Lori Needleman | Posted 08.20.2013 | Travel
Lori Needleman

How would you feel if you were transported instantly to the Middle Ages? Thats what happened the first time I visited Albarracín, a small town 30 minutes from Teruel and two hours from Valencia, Spain.

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.