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Jack Kerouac

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  • 'Mañana Means Heaven' revisits 'On the Road' tryst

    'Mañana Means Heaven' revisits 'On the Road' tryst
    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...
  • For 'This Is the End,' the show never stops

    For 'This Is the End,' the show never stops
    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...
  • Anna Stothard novel searches for secrets in Venice Beach

    Anna Stothard novel searches for secrets in Venice Beach
    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...
  • Review: In 'Man of Steel,' Henry Cavill soars over an erratic plot

    Review: In 'Man of Steel,' Henry Cavill soars over an erratic plot
    "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...
  • 'Plimpton!' documentary looks at George Plimpton's lives

    'Plimpton!' documentary looks at George Plimpton's lives
    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,...
  • Gore Vidal dies at 86; iconoclastic author

    Gore Vidal dies at 86; iconoclastic author
    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...
  • 'On the Road' adaptation gets distribution from IFC, Sundance

     
    "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,"...
  • John Updike's house to become a museum

     
    The John Updike Society will purchase the author's childhood home, with plans to turn it into a museum....
  • 88 books that shaped America, at the Library of Congress

     
    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?...
  • Pithy posters for writers

     
    Quotes by authors are brought to life in a witty poster series by artist Evan Robertson, currently for sale on Etsy....
  • Cannes 2012: Auteurs take a shine to Americana

     
    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....