Kristen Tucker

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Lost And Found: 5 Forgotten Classics Worth Revisiting

I don't remember when I first realized that books could go away, that they could — and did — pass into obscurity or out of print. <i>Myra Breckinridge</i> by Gore Vidal, <i>All</i> <i>About H. Hatterr</i> by G.V. Desani, <i>Speedboat</i> by Renata Adler, the sublime <i>An Armful of Warm Girl</i> by W.M. Spackman. Each of them, snuffed …

Why do writers drink?

Recent research suggests that Dylan Thomas might not, after all, have drunk himself to death. What his doctor in New York took to be delirium tremens …

PW Picks: The Best New Books for the Week of July 22, 2013

This week, how modern crime became modern, David Gilbert's stellar <i>& Sons</i>, and Ben Stroud's stellar <i>Byzantium</i>. Plus: Mr. Darcy's guide to courtship.<p><i>Mr.</i> …

How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word

<b>Kurt Vonnegut</b> (November 11, 1922–April 11, 2007) has given us some of the most timeless advice on the art and craft of writing — from his 8 rules for a great story to his insights on the shapes of stories to his formidable daily routine. But hardly anything examines the subject with a more potent …

Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists

<i>“Good music can act as a guide to good living,”</i> <b>John Cage</b> (September 5, 1912–August 12, 1992) once remarked. But what, exactly, is good music, or good living, or, for that matter, goodness itself?<p><b>Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists</b> (<i>public library</i>) is a …

Visions of Jack Kerouac ... in an epic 13 volumes

I read Jack Kerouac's On the Road for the first time on the way to the bull-running at Pamplona in 1991, on a rattling 24-hour bus ride from London. …

Cannes Film Festival’s Buzziest Films: ‘Bling Ring’ & More (PHOTOS)

Festival Chic<p>Cannes Film Festival’s Buzziest Films: ‘Bling Ring’ & More (PHOTOS)<p>With Spielberg leading the jury, the action along the Croisette kicks …

Best Trips 2013

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

National Parks

The Ultimate ‘Office’ Blooper Video

<i>The Office</i> ended its nine-season run last night, and now its fans are wondering what they’ll do without the Dunder Mifflin gang in their lives. Never …

H. P. Lovecraft and the Northern Gothic Tongue

By Roger Luckhurst<p>There is a very specific language of Gothic and horror literature that has its roots buried deep in the history of English: <i>doom</i> has …