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Extra! Extra! Famous Travel Writers Spill Trade Secrets (And Dish Some Dirt)

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Here are capsule reviews of three fast-selling paperbacks by famous travel and guidebook writers: good, quick reads that pull the curtain back on a few of the travel industry's dirty little secrets and outright lies.

Wild Night Ride Fueled by Pot, Puke and the Dead

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 07.13.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

By the time we made it to a rest stop and a McDonald's in Van Buren, Arkansas I was sick of the Grateful Dead.

On the Climate Road

Auden Schendler | Posted 03.04.2013 | Green
Auden Schendler

The narrative of our struggle on climate should be one of American elation, transcendence, epiphany, euphoria. It is not a long defeat, but instead the great opportunity of a species, the chance to save the world.

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.

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.

Jack Kerouac Dissed In Seminar On Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.07.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Seminar is one of the funniest shows on Broadway and Alan Rickman is delightfully your worst nightmare as a teacher, and also the most realistic.

Allen Ginsberg at the Oscars, at MoMA, at Large

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Recently, the yearly reading of "Howl" at Columbia University attracted crowds to the Philosophy Hall. An irony was not missed: in his days, Allen represented rebellious youth. Now, he is the poet of our time.

The Thomas Merton Book 'They' Don't Want You to Read

Mark Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Shaw

Every author risks unfavorable review when he or she writes a book. Hemingway received poor reviews and contemporary writers have also not been immune to such undesirable reception.

On the Road: Why Do We Want To Travel?

Robert Fuller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

Fear is part of what makes travel so enlivening and revelatory. You're perpetually off-balance and on guard. After a while one yearns for the mindlessness of familiar routines.