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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.

Barney Rosset, Richard Seaver, and William Burroughs in Midcentury Paris

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.02.2012 | Books
Regina Weinreich

Barney Rosset died last week at age 89, and for those who valued his contribution to upholding First Amendment rights in this country, his championing the works of artists, the event truly marks the end of an era.

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.

Hagiography -- Writing the Lives of the Saints

Joe Woodward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joe Woodward

Writing biography is a scandalous enterprise; its penciled craftsman is perennially suspect for being neither art-maker, nor historian, nor critic -- but some simple version of all three.

Howl for Peter Orlovsky: A Clash of Aesthetics

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A scheduling glitch created the following conundrum: Best Generation poet and Allen Ginsberg's longtime mate, Peter Orlovsky, who died in June, was re...

Peter Orlovsky Dead: Allen Ginsberg's Partner Dies At 76

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Peter Orlovsky, longtime partner of Allen Ginsberg and a poet in his own right, died May 30 in Vermont of lung cancer. He was 76....

Death by Dior: A Book Review

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 07.20.2013 | Books
Alison Winfield Burns

There is no death by Dior if we talk about art, there is only life by Dior. And in this book that so remorselessly brings to light long-ago misdeeds, there is something of a reminder how great art outlasts the residue of pain.