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Micro-Roasted Writing: 3 Mindful Writing Tips to Move Beyond Writer's Block

Mark W. Guay | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark W. Guay

You can also use these writing techniques to identify your passion and purpose because all of these writing strategies are meta-cognitive in nature, which is a big fancy word that means you call attention to your thoughts and think about your own thinking.

Resisting the Incessant Pull of Materialism

Tyson Hartnett | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Tyson Hartnett

Once the initial feelings wore off, I started to look for explanations for why all this was taken from me. There had to be a bigger lesson and reason here, and not just to keep a harder eye on my belongings.

Gerald Nicosia's 'Night Train to Shanghai'

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 07.19.2014 | Books
Lionel Rolfe

Gerald Nicosia is probably better known for his non-fiction, but he also is a real poet, very much in the San Francisco tradition of Ferlinghetti, Patchen, Rexroth and Ginsberg -- except those guys are now mostly gone.

LeRoi Jones' Dutchman at The Classical Theater of Harlem

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.16.2014 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

As mounted by the consistently wonderful Classical Theater of Harlem in tandem with National Black Theater, this 50th anniversary production of Dutchman is the most gripping 45 minutes in town.

Follow the Beat Poets in San Francisco

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel
Find. Eat. Drink.

For Friedman and Bloomfield, keeping the soul of its past was essential for the renovation. They restored the historic murals, patched the checkerboard floors, turned the red vinyl banquettes into leather and rewired the jukebox, which still plays opera and a bit of rock n' roll.

Alfred Leslie: The Last of the Really Great Abstract Expressionists, Now a Master of 21st Century Digital Art

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

My, until now, clandestine courtship began at the 2014 Armory Show in March.

Happy Birthday, Jack

Odelia Kaly | Posted 05.12.2014 | Teen
Odelia Kaly

I am a vegan straightedge homebody, if I were to categorize myself. My idea of 'experimenting' is trying the oil cleansing method on my face. Undoubtedly, I am the inverse of everything that he is. And yet, I love him.

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...

This Map Will Change How You View Public Transportation In America

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 02.16.2014 | Business

Want to channel your inner Jack Kerouac but too broke to own a car? Just really into "map porn"? Then this one is for you. This incredibly detailed...

Major Collection of Allen Ginsberg Photos Donated to University of Toronto

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts
University of Toronto News

The University of Toronto is home to the world's largest collection of photographs by the late beat poet, Allen Ginsberg.

Fred W. McDarrah: Save the Village

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 04.06.2014 | New York
Anne Margaret Daniel

Fred W. McDarrah: Save the Village takes its name from the words painted on the side of an artist's studio on Greenwich Avenue, demolished in 1960 and memorably photographed by McDarrah. Its shadows remain in the literary and cultural walking tours that lace the neighborhood.

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.

Exploring Denver's El Chapultepec

Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

Here there's history, legacy and character. No place in the surrounding blocks has that. This is the place you should drink at in LoDo.

The Economy of Scale, or the Indianapolis Colts and Academia

Timothy Braun | Posted 03.05.2014 | College
Timothy Braun

Professional football and academia go hand-in-hand. A university, although often seen as a pillar of educational fortitude, is, like professional football, a business mostly concerned with winning money and the reputation game.

The Beats Go On

Lew Whittington | Posted 02.25.2014 | Books
Lew Whittington

Art Pepper's description of his life in jazz and his descent into heroin addiction is mesmerizing in its veracity. These artists and this lost world is examined from many angles in these works give more than a primo peak at the hot birth of the real cool. You dig.

The Secret Behind L.A.'s Literature

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

A '20s renaissance developed around Jake and his bookstore next to the downtown library and in his Echo Park digs. Later after the war Anais Nin, and presumably Henry Miller and Bukowski, hung around in the very same hills of Echo Park.

The Real Woman Behind Keroauc's 'Mexican Girl'

NBC Latino | Erika Sanchez | Posted 12.29.2013 | Latino Voices

Poet, novelist, and performance artist Tim Z. Hernandez is receiving critical acclaim for Mañana Means Heaven, a novel based on the life of Bea Franc...

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.

Day for Night Series: John Krokidas and Austin Bunn on Kill Your Darlings

Rob Feld | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Rob Feld

Bio pics can be a challenge for a filmmaker. The temptation to include too many elements from an extraordinary life is great, and can lead to a dull, episodic overview, rather than a riveting tale that manages to capture the essence of the person or life. There are exceptions, of course.

'Kill Your Darlings': Poetry, Murder and Obsession With Daniel Radcliffe

Matt Budd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Matt Budd

Murder, poetry and creativity are the driving forces and themes of the fascinating new film Kill Your Darlings from first time director John Krokidas.

Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg: Kill Your Darlings Opens the Hamptons International Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

After much buzz on the festival circuit, including Sundance, Venice, Toronto, to name a few, Kill Your Darlings opens the Hamptons International Film ...

A French Family

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

The land has a misty charm; with deep blue hydrangeas and red poppies growing like wild weeds everywhere, Brittany is a land of strange beauty and secrets, legends and fairies, warriors and fishermen.

'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.

Hamptons Journal: Hall & Oates Rock Rydell High Evoking Nostalgia for the Mid-Century

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.25.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Among the many pleasures of the Grease-themed benefit for the Prostate Cancer Foundation this weekend in Wainscott, was seeing Michael Milken in a let...