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Ralph Steadman in For No Good Reason

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Is there a vicar in the room, asked the British artist Ralph Steadman at the premiere of Charlie and Lucy Paul's documentary about him, For No Good Re...

Flashes of Light From the Annual Gala Event at the Norton Museum of Art

Bruce Helander | Posted 05.27.2014 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Leave it to a first-rate museum with a great permanent collection to host an annual gala for a local super affluent seasonal community, enticing these...

To Jane, Love Andy: Warhol's First Superstar

Bruce Helander | Posted 05.28.2014 | Arts
Bruce Helander

In 1949, a young, ambitious, working-class artist named Andrew Warhola left Pittsburgh for the Big Apple with $50 in his pocket, determined to become in a short while the most successful illustrator in New York City.

Intrepid Travels: The Bus That Fell Behind The Times

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 02.25.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

You might need a little more than just the sonospheric groove in the album, Intrepid Travels, in order to experience Sound Strider's out-of-this-wo...

Secret Societies

Francis Levy | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

There is the Hemlock Society which is devoted to suicide and The Eulenspiegel Society whose members gather to express sadomasochistic desires. Perhap...

Ken Kesey: The Formative Years of a Literary Revolutionary

Steve Heilig | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Steve Heilig

Where had Ken Kesey come from? His youth was akin to that of a real-life Huck Finn, who transformed into a revolutionary counter-cultural figure.

Tim Youd: An Art of Sound and Word

Juri Koll | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

Most of us have forgotten the unique rhythmic noise of words being typed on a page with a typewriter. What we know these days is soft and sometimes silent, whether composed with our fingers or our thumbs. Tim Youd has not forgotten that original sound.

Bonfire of the Vanities

Francis Levy | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Francis Levy

According to an article in the Times there are seven things Xi Jinping, China's new leader, wants to eliminate ("China Takes Aim at Western Ideas," N...

Surprising News About Tom Wolfe's New Book

Posted 06.20.2013 | Books

Tom Wolfe's new book will be non-fiction, according to a tweet from Publishers Marketplace reporter Sarah Weinman: Tom Wolfe's next book THE KINGDO...

The Wrong Stuff

Ilana Ross | Posted 06.24.2013 | College
Ilana Ross

I wonder if we're just not composed like the ones that came before us. If instead, we're made of the wrong stuff? If the stuff inside of us is flimsy, or too sensitive, self-doubting, if we have inner constitution of cotton candy.

'Kool-Aid Acid' Bus Repairs Memorialize One Hell Of A Trip

AP | By JEFF BARNARD | Posted 05.16.2013 | Travel

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The family of writer Ken Kesey is reviving plans to restore his original psychedelic bus in time for the 50th anniversary o...

8 Writers Aged Over 80

| Greg Zimmerman | Posted 03.15.2013 | Books

First published on BookRiot Philip Roth may not exactly have been in his prime when he “retired” from writing last year at the spry age of 79, ...

Dr. Sonjia: A Multicultural Dr. Ruth for the 21st Century

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2013 | Miami
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Dr. Sonjia Kenya considers herself a multicultural Dr. Ruth for the 21st Century. She is a certified sexologist and serves as sex columnist for the South Florida Sun Post. She recently authored the book Sex In South Beach.

Tom Wolfe: America 'Has No Class Feelings' (VIDEO)

Posted 01.10.2013 | Books

Tom Wolfe recently appeared in an on-camera interview with The Daily Beast to discuss Wall Street in light of the 25th anniversary of Wolfe's novel Bo...

Anticipating a Big Week for Zero Dark Thirty

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

At a luncheon at "21" early last December, Jessica Chastain was relieved. Not because her new film Zero Dark Thirty was chosen as Best Film by the New York Film Critics Circle and National Board of Review, but because her secret could now be known.

Tom Wolfe Was Wrong About Miami

NY Times | BRETT SOKOL | Posted 02.02.2013 | Miami

TOM WOLFE has often declared that journalistic truth is far stranger -- and narratively juicier -- than fiction, a refrain he's returned to while prom...

Tom Wolfe: Worst Sex Of The Year?

Posted 11.20.2012 | Books

Eight nominees have been announced for the Bad Sex awards, a competition created by the Literary Review "to draw attention to the crude, tasteless, of...

Are Writers Finishing Great Novels, Or Are Great Novels Finished?

Michael Levin | Posted 01.12.2013 | Books
Michael Levin

Fifty years from now, if people are still reading long-form fiction (say, anything longer than a Twitter feed), what contemporary authors' works will survive? I'll wait.

LOOK: Book Worms Unite!

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 11.08.2012 | Miami

Whether it's the gentle crack in the spine of a brand new book or the weathered pages of an early edition of a classic, book lovers know the feeling o...

WATCH: Tom Wolfe Gets Back To Blood In Miami

| Miami New Times | Posted 10.11.2012 | Miami

This article courtesy of Miami New Times. By Ciara LaVelle A small motorboat meandered through the 2011 Columbus Day Regatta, carrying just a dr...

Straight Trippin'

Gabriel Mizrahi | Posted 10.22.2012 | Science
Gabriel Mizrahi

Fifty years after Tom Wolfe documented that epic LSD trip on a bus called "Further," a new breed of scientists is attempting once again to put Schedule I drugs into words (peer-reviewed ones, thankfully). The rigorous and careful exploration of these substances points to four key benefits.

WATCH: Tom Wolfe Takes Miami

AP | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ | Posted 07.29.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- Oscar Corral thought someone was yanking his chain the day the phone rang at The Miami Herald newsroom and a soft-spoken voice with just a hi...

Failing Upward: An Interview With the Indispensable George Gurley

David Coggins | Posted 04.24.2012 | Arts
David Coggins

His dispatches from the front lines of New York society evolved into reportage of Gurley's own exploits in boîtes he patronized until he stumbled home, or was ejected, with his dignity in disarray.

Centenary of Influence -- Undervalued By Mainstream

David Tereshchuk | Posted 02.18.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

This declining year has been the centennial of Marshall McLuhan's birth -- the man who was, if not the father or godfather, then at least our leading prophet of media-driven political and social change.

Hemingway at War, America in Crisis

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

We can read about the carnage of war in A Farewell to Arms, and the power of great aspirations in For Whom the Bell Tolls, and consider what each of us can do in our times by remembering what Ernest Hemingway and so many others did in theirs.