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Why I Got a Group Tattoo with 221 Complete Strangers

Aimee Heckel | Posted 05.20.2014 | Denver
Aimee Heckel

So here's the tale of why I got a group tattoo with 221 complete strangers, and, inadvertently, one old friend.

William S. Burroughs' Centennial Year in American Cities, and One Serendipitous Photo at the Morgan Library

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

When William S. Burroughs died in August 1997 at age 82, he was the last of the seminal beat writers to go. Jack Kerouac died in 1969, and Allen Ginsb...

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

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.

Memorable Books Of 2011

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.02.2012 | Books
Regina Weinreich

Languishing on a beach chair in my winter outpost by a turquoise sea, I have only books on my mind. Here are a few that have pleased and provoked.

Third Eye on the News: Talking to Buddhists About the '08 Race and the "Rough Old Trade" of Politics

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

These election years are especially challenging: One candidate plays dirty, the other occasionally disappoints, and the media rig the game. It seemed like a good idea to ask some Buddhists for guidance.