Jack Kerouac

Indie Bookstores Tell Us About Their Most Stolen Books

Unlike surreptitiously lifting gummy bears from Walmart, the act of stealing a book reveals a lot about the character, or at least the literary …

Literature

Out Walked Monk

Photo by Nick Lee | CC BY 2.0Usually Monk walked. He ambled across the city on feet as light as a tap-dancer. He weaved his way down block after …

Jazz

Grab a stool (and save cash) at these 17 Denver happy hours

Where to spend your happiest of hours in Denver indulging in good food, and yes, good booze.

Restaurants

Uncover NYC’s gory, blood-splattered past, hiding in plain sight

Not to point out the obvious, but things move pretty damn fast here. Skyscrapers replace old tenements in the blink of an eye. Neighborhoods morph …

New York City

Maureen Corrigan Picks Books To Close Out A Chaotic 2017

For a chaotic year, I'm offering a chaotic "Best Books" list — but I think my list is chaotic in a good sense. These books zing off in all directions: They're fresh, unruly and dismissive of the canned and contrived.<p>You can't go wrong with any of these books. As one of Dashiell Hammett's dangerous …

Culture

13 Famous Guys Who Have Had Eyes For Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst is pregnant with her first child, and her big news — and recent engagement to <b>Fargo</b> costar Jesse Plemons — has us thinking about the other famous dudes she dated before settling down. Most of us remember her high-profile relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal, but there are a few other …

Hollywood

The Fire This Time: Watching California Burn

Culture<p>The first fire began on Monday night, December 4, in the hills near Santa Paula, California. Jeff Crump, a soccer coach, was refereeing a game in downtown Oak View, about 17 miles away. At home that evening, his power went out; there was no Internet, no cell service. He stepped outside to …

California

Untapped Staff Reads: Saturday Night Fever Celebrates 40 Years, Rare Photos of the Village's Beat Generation - Untapped Cities

<b>The Urban Lens: From Bob Dylan to Jack Kerouac, See Rare Photos of the Village’s Beat Generation [6sqft]:</b> Perhaps no single photographer could be …

Making Citizens’ Lives Better

<b>THE GIFTED GENERATION</b> <b><br>When Government Was Good</b><br>By David Goldfield<br>Illustrated. 534 pp. Bloomsbury. $35.<p>Approaching the midpoint of this good-hearted book, David Goldfield pauses to reflect on the 1951 Brooklyn Dodgers, who, to Brooklynites, “were less a baseball team than part of the family,” whose …

Books

Bookstores may be dying, but fashion brands are giving them new life

The future of brick-and-mortar bookstores has been in peril for at least a decade. But whether you’re actually shopping for a book or not, you might actually find yourself wandering into a bookstore by accident. Because fashion brands, from French icon Sonia Rykiel to New York City-based Warby …

Coffee

High aspirations at By the Pound, Capitol Hill’s first deli counter with a secret bar

What if CHS told you a group of people expert at putting together Seattle’s DJ dance nights and building a party scene also wanted to create a space …

Seattle

Speeding: An Ode To Our Favorite Form of Civil Disobedience | Feature

From the December 2017 issue<p>Many are the blessings of the automobile: independence, mobility, freedom. But the greatest of these is freedom! While going too fast.<p>Speeding is art. At 120 mph, you’re in Vincent van Gogh’s <i>The Starry Night</i>. At 60 mph, you’re in Ohio.<p>Speeding is poetry. “Triumphing over …

Autos

Rare Beat Generation Paraphernalia, From the Legendary Collection of Julio Mario Santo Domingo

Neal Cassady’s mugshot.In 1958, Neal Cassady gave a couple of joints to undercover narcotic officers as payment for a ride to work and was arrested. …

Literature

Literary-Inspired Drinks Aren't Just Another Trend

Alcohol and fiction are rekindling a longstanding romance.<p>Alcohol has a longstanding relationship to literature. Often deployed by writers as an …

Literature

Paris Review Editor Resigns Amid Inquiry Into His Conduct With Women

Lorin Stein, the editor of The Paris Review, the prestigious magazine that for more than 60 years has acted as an international literary tastemaker, resigned on Wednesday, amid an internal investigation into his behavior toward female employees and writers.<p>Mr. Stein sent a letter of resignation to …

American Philosophy

Reading by the City Lights

Just in the few years since I’ve moved away from San Francisco I’ve seen some of my favorite restaurants (R.I.P. Lafayette Coffee Shop) and stores …

San Francisco

Willow Smith Learned to Play Guitar Because of Michael Cera

Willow Smith is training to be a savant. She slips this in casually, and with conviction, over the phone while on a break from touring with Jhené …

Entertainment

This Is the Ultimate Book on Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n Roll

Julio Santo Domingo had a collection of over 50,000 pieces of memorabilia from Keith Richards's grapefruit to cocaine endorsed by Freud.<p>The late Julio Santo Domingo—businessman, French literature scholar, Beat enthusiast, and very bad-ass collector, as you’re about to find out—had a great …

Keith Richards

The Urban Lens: From Bob Dylan to Jack Kerouac, see rare photos of the Village's Beat generation

<i>© Estate of Fred W. McDarrah</i><p>Perhaps no single photographer could be said to have captured the energy, the cultural ferment, the reverberating social …

Write Who You Don’t Know?

A psychologist always stirs up suspicion at a party. Guests laugh as they ask whether they’re being analyzed, but they’re never quite joking. Should …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Quiz: Where on campus should you study during dead week?

With so many popular libraries and luncheries to choose from, we could all use a magic eight ball to help us choose our study spots. Here’s a quiz to …

Student Journalism

Your Monday Free and Bargain eBook Alert!

<i>This newsletter is gratefully brought to you by:</i><p><b>When Cass draws her blade, nothing can stop her. Except maybe a god… Whom the Gods Love (Of Gods &</b> …

Books

The Ultimate List of 25 Inspirational Adventure Quotes

I’m assuming that you are here, because just like me, you find quotes inspirational and motivating. The list of the best adventure quotes and sayings …

Motivation

Guitarist Hannah Wicklund Discusses Her New Album, Writing Process

Guitar World sits down with one of rock's most exciting young guitarists.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>Formed when their frontwoman was just nine years old and with a voice …

Jeff Beck

Is The Gaslight Cafe On 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' A Real Place? It Has A Long History

On Amazon Prime's <i>The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel</i>, the titular character discovers her flair for comedy one drunken night in Greenwich Village at the …

Greenwich Village

From Roald Dahl to Sylvia Plath: 8 Writers Whose Lives Were Crazier Than Fiction

A sizeable chunk of the world of literature runs on fiction and fantasy. After reading stories of people living in the jungle or wrestling with …

Literature

The Poet-Publisher Who Fathered San Francisco’s Beat Scene

A Brescia exhibition charts the evolution of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet, painter and publisher who founded City Lights<p><b>Who?</b> <b>Lawrence Ferlinghetti</b> …

Poetry

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Literature

This week’s best radio: This Old Heart of Mine

Radio 4 marks the 50th anniversary of the world’s first heart transplant with Giles Fraser, who discusses his recent heart attack<p>It is 50 years since the world’s first heart transplant was performed by Dr Christiaan Barnard. Radio 4 marks the anniversary with programmes that look at the scientific …

Maya Angelou

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

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