Jack Kerouac

Feeling Bookish Podcast

The Feeling Bookish Podcast is an ongoing literary conversation between the writers and old friends Robert Fay and Roman Tsivkin, with guest …

Philip K. Dick

An Introduction to the Beat Poets

In the 1940s and 50s, a new generation of poets rebelled against the conventions of mainstream American life and writing. They became known as the …


Jack Kerouac Bracelet – The Reader's Catalog @ NYR

“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” —Jack Kerouac<p>Jack Kerouac’s words are hand-cast on a 14K gold …


The New York Public Library’s Collection of Weird and Wonderful Objects

A lock of Walt Whitman’s hair, Jack Kerouac’s boots, and Virginia Woolf’s cane are just a few of the items of literary paraphernalia available at the …

New York Public Library

The New York Public Library's curious collection of authors' personal items

From Gareth Smit's article in The New Yorker:<p>The Berg Collection’s roughly two thousand linear feet of manuscripts and archival materials were …

Mark Twain

Warby Parker gets its own space

Trendy eyewear retailer expands national brick-and-mortar footprint.

Warby Parker

An insight into Beat On Film: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and more

The Beat movement is a hard thing for a contemporary filmmaker to capture; it is too undefined, and too dependent on the written word rather than on …


Joan Gelfand, author of You Can Be A Winning Writer

The author of three acclaimed volumes of poetry, an award-winning chapbook of short fiction and a forthcoming novel set in a Silicon Valley startup, …

Northern California

Big Beat

There is a lot to study in <i>The Beat Scene</i>, the new book that gathers Magnum photographer Burt Glinn’s images of Beatnik culture in the years 1957-60. …

San Francisco

Ryan Adams on Playing with Phil Lesh and Jack Kerouac Inspiration (Cover Story Excerpt)

<i>Yesterday on Twitter,</i> <i>Ryan Adams solicited Grateful Dead fans</i> <i>to send him videos of The Grateful Dead in the 1970s. Fans obliged, promoting Adams to</i> …


Promethean announces 2018-19 season, including a revival of 'Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde'

On Tuesday, Promethean Theatre Ensemble announced the lineup of its 2018-19 season, a trio of shows that use the past to illuminate the present.<p>Kicking things off in the fall will be Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia,” which alternates between the early 19th century and the present as it examines the …

The Theatre

Nightcrawling with Kerouac, Ginsberg and the beatniks – in pictures

A new book of photographs by Burt Glinn – featuring a recently discovered essay by Jack Kerouac – captures the beat generation in all their jazz-heavy, late-night glory


Penguin unveils striking series of redesigned Jack Kerouac books

This August sees Penguin present a radical reimagining of a cult giant of modern literature, releasing a series of redesigned Jack Kerouac books …


The Odd Literary Paraphernalia of the New York Public Library’s Berg Collection

A lock of Walt Whitman’s hair, Jack Kerouac’s boots, and Virginia Woolf’s cane are just a few of the items available to inspect at the eclectic Berg Collection—if you have an appointment.<p>On the third floor of the New York Public Library, off of a quiet, marble-tiled hallway, is the Berg Reading …


The New York Public Library’s Collection of Weird Objects

A lock of Walt Whitman’s hair, Jack Kerouac’s boots, and Virginia Woolf’s cane are just a few of the items of literary paraphernalia available at the …

New York Public Library

The New Yorker Goes Inside the NYPL's Berg Collection by Harriet Staff

For the <i>New Yorker</i>'s Culture Desk, Gareth Smit explores the New York Public Library's Berg Reading Room–home of the Berg Collection. Here, the library …


What’s Jean-Paul Sartre Thinking Lately? - Esquire Classic

Jean Paul Sartre

White People in Paradise - Esquire Classic

Joan Didion

The Hundreds Taps 'Playboy' for New Collaboration

Celebrating sexual revolution.<p>Californian imprint The Hundreds links up with <i>Playboy</i> for a new collection honoring the iconic American magazine’s role …

Civil Rights

Jack Kerouac: End of the Road at the Fringe

1 month ago - By Analog Artist Digital World<p>Southern Winds Theatre, from Orlando, Florida presented Jack Kerouac: End of the Road at the Orlando …


Our Endless Ear: A discussion of Jack Kerouac’s “Old Angel Midnight” - Poem Talk


Review: Jack Kerouac - End of the Road - Fringe 2018

Jack Kerouac, the Father of the Beats, was deeply conflicted about his legacy by the time he drank himself to death at 47. A lifelong Catholic and …


40 Rare Snaps From Janis Joplin's Childhood You Probably Haven't Seen Before

In the Rock 'n Roll firmament of the 1960s, Janis Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was a shooting star who burned white hot for five short …

Thomas Jefferson

Neal Cassady’s Life May Have Been More Interesting Than The Characters He Inspired

His story inspired several writers to base characters on him, but Neal Cassady's life hardly needed embellishment.The post Neal Cassady’s Life May …



In a little-known manuscript, as well as in his published works, Jack Kerouac imbued the haiku poem with his Beat ethic, yielding poems that he …


Hidden Gems of Mazatlan

<i>Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - Hidden Gems of Mazatlan</i>As we’ve recently reported, the U.S. State Department has revamped their …

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Poetry Reading July 8, 1994 [Part 2 of 2] :: Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics Audio Archive


New York's Chelsea Hotel celebrity door auction raises $400,000

<b>NEW YORK</b> <b>(AFP)</b><b>.-</b> The auction of old, chipped doors from New York's Chelsea Hotel where celebrities including Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Madonna …

Bob Marley

Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen’s Chelsea Hotel Doors Sold at Auction

Several doors from New York’s historic Chelsea Hotel have been sold at auction, BBC reports. Among them was the door to Bob Dylan’s room, which sold for $100,000. Also up for auction was the door to a room occupied by Leonard Cohen and Janis Joplin during an affair widely believed to have inspired …


​Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell's Chelsea Hotel Doors Sell for Ridiculous Amounts of Money

Published Apr 13, 2018<p>New York's Chelsea Hotel has long provided refuge and inspiration for artists and musicians, and now some of the doors that …

Andy Warhol