| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Jack Kerouac's encounter with a "Mexican girl" he calls Teresa, or Terry, takes up about 20 pages of his classic 1957 novel "On the Road." He's at a bus station in Bakersfield when he first catches a glimpse of Terry, "the cutest little Mexican girl in...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:00 AM
This Is the End
Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $40.99
Available on VOD beginning Tuesday
A generation of comedy stars has been dominating movies for the last decade by playing "themselves," so it was only a matter of time before they went all-in on the...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's almost like something out of a novel by Jack Kerouac: In 2008, Anna Stothard landed at what must have been the last scruffy hotel in Venice Beach, a dingy pink monolith at the end of the wild road trip she took after finishing college. Before she...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
"I can do things other people can't," the man says with becoming modesty, and can he ever. Cauterize deep wounds with a single glance, leap tall buildings in a single bound, things like that. Those rumors you've been hearing are true: Superman is back...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
George Plimpton's greatest story was his own life.
There was very little the renowned journalist, writer and longtime editor of the literary journal the Paris Review didn't try. During a career that spanned the second half of the 20th century,...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 10:56 PM
Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it.
The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels —from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" — and volumes of...
| May 8, 2012
| 9:38 PM
"On the Road" is finally headed to U.S. theaters, completing a journey that began in 1978, when filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola bought the rights to Jack Kerouac's novel. AMC Networks announced its acquisition of U.S. rights to the film "On the Road,"...
| May 10, 2012
| 4:34 PM
The John Updike Society will purchase the author's childhood home, with plans to turn it into a museum....
| Jul 4, 2012
| 4:36 PM
The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Quotes by authors are brought to life in a witty poster series by artist Evan Robertson, currently for sale on Etsy....
| May 21, 2012
| 9:38 PM
Globally minded Hollywood studios are muting elements that might be considered too American. But Prestige filmmakers working outside the studio system — including several from other countries — are doubling down on the red, white and blue....