Kevin R. Keating

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Steven Pearlstein: Shattering the Glass-Steagall myth

You can blame Aaron Sorkin for this column.<p>I was watching “The Newsroom” last week, the latest hit show by the producer and screenwriter, when the brainy-but-beautiful economics correspondent for the fictional cable news network was explaining to her gutsy-but-impulsive executive producer how the …

“Wallflower at the Orgy”: Nora Ephron on the ’60s

Ephron’s work as a young reporter is a model for writers, and a window into a time of American chaos<p>When Nora Ephron died last year, at age 71, she left behind a wealth of material, most famously the 14 feature films she wrote or directed, including “When Harry Met Sally” and “Sleepless in …

Football and the Fall of Jack Kerouac

One night in early April, 1958, Joyce Glassman’s doorbell rang and woke her. An aspiring novelist who worked as a secretary at a small publishing firm, Glassman lived in a tenement on East Thirteenth Street, in Manhattan. When she opened the door, she found Jack Kerouac, his face covered in blood. …

“ON THE ROAD WITH MEMÈRE” by Jack Kerouac – May 1965

<i>NOTE: the following was later included in</i> Desolation Angels. <i></i><p>My widowed mother’s name is now “Memère”— nickname for Grandma in Québecois—since her …