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Joyce Johnson

Garrett Hedlund in Unbroken: Neal Cassady's Letter to Jack Kerouac

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

You may remember Garrett Hedlund as Dean Moriarty in Walter Salles' On the Road. The Minnesota-born actor played the character inspired by the famed f...

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.

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.

Gene Demby

Will Latino Voters Boot Charlie Rangel Out Of Office?

HuffingtonPost.com | Gene Demby | Posted 06.26.2012 | Black Voices

HARLEM — On Monday, a navy blue van with a poster of Rep. Charlie Rangel on its side crawled through the late-evening traffic on Frederick Douglass ...

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.

Oscar de la Renta Wants To Unseat Rangel

Posted 04.19.2012 | New York

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta is giving his support to Rep. Charlie Rangel's opponent in the race to represent the 15th Congressional District. ...

Pushing for Progress, Together

Joyce Johnson | Posted 05.27.2012 | Black Voices
Joyce Johnson

I was inspired to run for Congress in 2010 because I could see the ways in which our communities were being left behind. I knew then that it was within my power, and that of the people, to put our district back on track.

The Gender Crisis in Politics: U.S. Congress Fails at Equality

Lili Gil | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Lili Gil

No, this is not a feminist column or a complain letter -- so please keep reading -- it simply is a reminder of the embarrassing facts that ranks the United States 78th worldwide in female political representation, according to data gathered by the Inter-Parliamentary Union in 2011.

Gene Demby

Can This Woman Defeat Congress' Most Powerful Black Lawmaker?

HuffingtonPost.com | Gene Demby | Posted 03.08.2012 | Black Voices

Not long after Joyce Johnson posted an invitation to a campaign event on her Facebook page, several of the invitees received the following all-caps em...