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Lawrence Ferlinghetti obituary

Poet whose outlook spanned anarchism, ecology and small business, as founder of the City Lights Bookstore in San FranciscoLawrence Ferlinghetti, poet, artist, activist and founder of San Francisco’s famous City Lights Bookstore, who has died aged 101 of interstitial lung disease, was the least “beat” of the Beat Generation. In addition to a political commitment that blended anarchism and ecology – he loathed the motor car, calling it “the infernal combustion engine” – he had an instinctive busin...
Tags: Books, Publishing, Poetry, San Francisco, US news, Booksellers, Jack Kerouac, Peter Martin, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Ferlinghetti, City Lights Bookstore, San FranciscoLawrence Ferlinghetti, Homer Ferlinghetti

The 69 Pages of Writing Advice Denis Johnson Collected from Flannery O’Connor, Jack Kerouac, Stephen King, Hunter Thompson, Werner Herzog & Many Others

The internet is full of inspirational quotations about writing, many of them from accomplished and respectable writers. But what need could such writers have of inspirational quotations themselves? Surely true literary art flows from its authors without need of encouraging words, demand though it may sustained periods of labor, frustration, and even suffering. These days, more than a few who seek to create such art spend time studying not just its past masterworks but its living masters. “Some ...
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Wilhelm Reich’s Orgone Energy Accumulator Was Beloved by William S. Burroughs and Banned by the FDA: Find Plans to Build the Controversial Device Online

Was Austrian Marxist psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich a trenchant socio-political thinker or a total crank? A fraud or a prophet? Maybe a little from each column, at different times during the course of his bizarre career. An enthusiastic student of Sigmund Freud, Reich applied his teacher’s theories of repressed libido to the frightening political theater of the 1930s, writing against the spread of Nazism in his prescient 1933 book The Mass Psychology of Fascism. Here, Reich brought Marx and Freud ...
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At the Real Matter Café...

... you can write like Jack Kerouac... or anyone else. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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First, some music.  I’m told it speaks louder than words.  Ephie Resnick, trombone, and Marty Grosz, guitar — the epitome of passionate tenderness in IT MUST BE TRUE: and the same pair of brave improvisers, energized beyond belief, for ROSE … Continue reading →
Tags: Surprise, Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Thelonious Monk, Jack Kerouac, Focus, Hello Dolly, Stan Getz, Billy Taylor, Pearl Bailey, Buddy Rich, Charlie Parker, Birdland, Cab Calloway, Teddy Wilson

Prolific Polyglots.

Cedric Lizotte at The Airship writes about a subject dear to my heart: Mastery of a second language (or third or fourth) is rather difficult, so writing a masterpiece in a language that is not one’s first is remarkable — and doing it repeatedly is even more astonishing. Yet there are quite a few famous novelists who wrote and continue to write in a language that is not their mother tongue. Joseph Conrad, who was raised speaking Polish, became known for his novels written in English and is perhap...
Tags: Uncategorized, Linguistics, Road, Jack Kerouac, Beckett, Joseph Conrad, Romain Gary, Cedric Lizotte, Brodsky Nabokov, Eva Hoffman, Agota Kristof, Elsa Triolet, Ella Yurievna Kagan

What Does It Mean to Be a Man? 80+ Quotes on Men & Manhood

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Friday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in September 2013. When putting together our first two books, we sought to pepper the text in each with quotes about men and manhood. What we quickly discovered was that no comprehensive source for such quotes existed. You could find a few on general quote collection sites, a sma...
Tags: Featured, Life, Stephen King, Rome, John Wayne, Benjamin Franklin, Shakespeare, Jack Kerouac, Churchill, John Ruskin, Cambria, Walter Scott, George Macdonald, George Washington, Malcolm X, Baby Boomers

Jürgen Ploog, R.I.P.

“Jay,” the name he went by among close friends, was widely regarded as one of Germany’s premiere second-generation Beat writers. But his narrative fiction — like that of William S. Burroughs, a mentor with whom he was associated — was more experimental and closer to Brion Gysin’s or J.G. Ballard’s than to Jack Kerouac’s or Allen Ginsberg’s. – Jan Herman
Tags: Art, Germany, Jack Kerouac, Jay, Ajblogs, William S Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Brion Gysin, J G Ballard, Jürgen Ploog, 05.21.20

The Best Damn Guide to Men’s T-Shirts on the Internet

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Friday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in July 2015. When it comes to t-shirts and style, opinions often fall into two camps. There are those men, the vast majority of them, who see tees as a wardrobe staple that is appropriate for nearly every occasion, and can be worn with little to no thought. Then there are the t...
Tags: Style, Navy, Life, United States, Marlon Brando, Jack Kerouac, US Navy, James Dean, Dean, Brando, Sears Roebuck and Co, Style & Grooming

On the Visual Thesaurus: Generations

In my latest column for the Visual Thesaurus, I look at how and why we give names to generations, from Lost to Greatest to Millennial and beyond. (There have already been proposals to name the generation being born, or coming of age, during the COVID-19 pandemic: “Generation C”—for COVID or coronavirus.) “My Generation” (1965): “I hope I die before I get old”   Full access is restricted to subscribers; here’s a slightly edited excerpt: The first invented generational names were th...
Tags: Japan, Germany, Time, Advertising, US, San Francisco, Spain, Joe Biden, History, Hungary, German, Washington Dc, Linguistics, Nintendo, Atari, Volkswagen

What it's like to drive on empty highways and through a seemingly deserted New York City during the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic and the shutdowns of entire states and cities has eliminated traffic from highways and congestion from streets. I had heard stories of swift runs through New York and New Jersey territory formerly jammed with traffic 24/7. After a few weeks of legends and rumors, I decided to see for myself what was happening out there. What was out there was speed and lots of it. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Since the middle of March, I'd been staying close to ...
Tags: Facebook, South Korea, Usa, New York, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Gotham, Queens, New Jersey, Manhattan, Lincoln, Jack Kerouac, Eddie

Watch 3,000+ Films Free Online from the National Film Board of Canada

What, exactly, is Canada? The question sometimes occurs to Americans, living as they do right next door. But it might surprise those Americans to learn that Canadians themselves ask the very same question, living as they do in a country that could be defined by any number of its elements — its vastness, its multiculturalism, The Kids in the Hall — but never seems defined by any one of them in particular. Many individuals and groups throughout Canadian history have participated in the pro...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Film, College, Canada, Margaret Atwood, Montreal, Jack Kerouac, Seoul, Leonard Cohen, Morgan, Facebook Twitter, National Film Board of Canada, NFB, Colin Marshall, John Grierson

Frisch getrennt? Mit diesen Büchern überstehst du den Valentinstag

Trennungen sind hart. Du weinst sehr viel, musst ständig an die Person denken, die dir das Herz gebrochen hat und fragst dich, warum gerade du so einen Schmerz verdient hast. Das alles zu überstehen und auch ohne ihn oder sie glücklich zu sein, scheint gerade am Anfang wie eine unlösbare Aufgabe. Doch darum geht es im Grunde nach einem Beziehungsaus: Eine neue Normalität zu schaffen und zu lernen, wer man ohne ihn oder sie eigentlich ist.Dieser Prozess braucht aber seine Zeit. Und wie könnte ma...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Roy, Renée Zellweger, Jack Kerouac, San Fransisco, Colin Firth, Nelson, Elena Ferrante, Nie, Elena, Bridget Jones, Lila, Roberson, Essen, Freundin

Views you don’t get on the freeway … across America by train

With Elvis’s Mystery Train playing on his headphones, our writer rides Amtrak’s Southwest Chief from Illinois to Arizona through big landscapes and small towns Things might have been different if only Jack Kerouac had known how to hop a freight train. His attempts, described at the outset of the book that gained him celebrity, were a failure; a romantic notion from a bygone era that, in reality, proved tricky. Much easier to hitch a lorry ride. And thus the writer’s euphoric westward peregrinati...
Tags: Travel, US, America, Rail Travel, Arizona, Road, Illinois, Jack Kerouac, Elvis, Adventure Travel, Amtrak, United States Holidays, North And Central America Holidays, Arizona Holidays, Southwest, North East

Artist Ed Ruscha Reads From Jack Kerouac’s On the Road in a Short Film Celebrating His 1966 Photos of the Sunset Strip

In 1956, the Pop artist Ed Ruscha left Oklahoma City for Los Angeles. “I could see I was just born for the job” of an artist, he would later say, “born to watch paint dry.” The comment encapsulates Ruscha’s ironic use of cliché as a centerpiece of his work. He called himself an “abstract artist… who deals with subject matter.” Much of his subject matter has been commonplace words and phrases—decontextualized and foregrounded in paintings and prints made with careful deliberation, against th...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, Film, College, America, Los Angeles, Literature, Philosophy, Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, Ed, Road, Jack Kerouac, Kerouac, Roy Lichtenstein

The least-visited US national parks

The United States got its 62nd national park in late 2019 when White Sands got the designation in December. If you’re jonesing to go check it out, a road trip through New Mexico is pretty easy. But of the 61 other national parks, some aren’t quite so straightforward to get to. They may involve jetting in tiny planes to remote parts of Alaska or flying 13 hours over the Pacific Ocean. That’s not to say America’s least-visited national parks aren’t worth visiting. It’s just to say that to enjo...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Florida, Indonesia, US, America, Thailand, United States, National Parks, Alaska, Hawaii, Arctic, Switzerland, Michigan, New Mexico, West Coast

12 Coolest Things To Do in North Cascades National Park (For 1st Time Visitors)

A visit to North Cascades National Park will be one shrouded in awe yet also sadness. It’s a land of steep slopes converging into narrow river valleys and mountain ranges blanketed in forest and covered with glaciers and lakes. Washington Pass Overlook There are more glaciers in North Cascades NP than any other USA national park outside of Alaska, including its close neighbor, Glacier National Park. The sadness comes from knowing that all of the 330+ glaciers you have the honor of seeing thr...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Washington, San Francisco, Best, Canada, National Parks, Alaska, North America, Seattle, Jack Kerouac, Jack, Pacific Northwest, Ross, National Park, Cascades

Baba Ram Dass, spiritual guru and LSD pioneer, dies at 88

MAUI, Hawaii — Baba Ram Dass, the 1960s counterculture spiritual leader who experimented with LSD and traveled to India to find enlightenment, returning to share it with Americans, has died. He was 88. Dass’ foundation, Love Serve Remember, announced late Sunday that the author and spiritual leader died peacefully at his home earlier in the day. No cause of death was given. He had suffered a severe stroke in 1997 that left him paralyzed on the right side and, for a time, unable to speak. More re...
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Ram Dass, Spiritual Leader Who Experimented With LSD and Aimed to Spread Enlightenment, Dies at 88

(MAUI, Hawaii) — Baba Ram Dass, the 1960s counterculture spiritual leader who experimented with LSD and traveled to India to find enlightenment, returning to share it with Americans, has died. He was 88. Dass’ foundation, Love Serve Remember, announced late Sunday that the author and spiritual leader died peacefully at his home earlier in the day. No cause of death was given. He had suffered a severe stroke in 1997 that left him paralyzed on the right side and, for a time, unable to speak. ...
Tags: New York, News, Boston, India, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Harvard, United States, Hawaii, Remembrance, Associated Press, The New York Times, South Pacific, Jack Kerouac, Maui

Podcast #570: St. Augustine’s Real-World Spirituality for Restless Hearts

Do you feel restless? Have you ever lied in bed at night looking up at the ceiling wondering “Is this all there is to life?” Or have you ever achieved a big goal in life only to feel let down? Over 1500 years ago, Catholic bishop, philosopher and theologian Augustine of Hippo had those same feelings of angst and wrote down some insights on how to deal with them and they’re just as relevant today as they were then.  My guest today has written a book about Augustine’s ancient insights on the an...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Philosophy, Catholic, Jack Kerouac, James, Mankind, St Augustine, Nietzsche, Augustine, Camus, James James, Martin Heidegger, James K A Smith, Zicam, Heidegger Sartre

Neighborhood Guide: 12 Places to Go in San Francisco (plus where to eat & stay)

After exploring the Bay Area for 7 days, and two of those days with a local guide, we feel we have a good handle on the best places to go in San Francisco Californa! So if you don’t know what to see in San Francisco, and what are the best neighborhoods to explore, keep reading! Down below we share not only the best places to visit in San Francisco, but where to eat in each neighborhood and where to stay! San Francisco California has worked out how different cultures can live together, celebrati...
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On Making Sense of the World at Jack Kerouac's Directive

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"The fortunes of the Bucks and Brewers are followed in unpretentious taverns that wouldn’t feel out of place on a rural crossroads, and traditional meat-and-potato eateries are as patronized as the latest farm-to-table restaurant."

From "36 Hours in Milwaukee/Welcome to this small town in big-city clothing, where bobbleheads, ice-cream cocktails and Frank Lloyd Wright are on your weekend itinerary" (NYT).It gets my attention — any elite media attention to the middle-of-the-country state where I've lived for the last 35 years. These "36 Hours in" articles in the NYT present the place they've chosen to swoop in on to intrigue New Yorkers... not that they'd want to move there.And yet it makes me imagine that New Yorkers... so...
Tags: Travel, New York, Law, Milwaukee, New York City, Sports, Drinking, Jack Kerouac, Frank Lloyd Wright, Brewers, Christopher St, Patrick Daley, Madison Magazine, Ann Althouse, Milwaukee Welcome

"I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema. Honestly, the closest I can think of them..."

"... as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme parks. It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being."From "Martin Scorsese says Marvel movies ‘aren’t cinema,’ they’re ‘theme parks.'"Of course, literally, these things are cinema. Scorsese is making a witticism in the tradition of Truman Capote's "That’s not writing, that’s typing" (disrespecting Jack Kerouac's "On the Road").Di...
Tags: Movies, Writing, Law, Language, James Bond, Scorsese, Jack Kerouac, Kerouac, Truman Capote, Bond, Martin Scorsese, Norman Mailer, Capote, Susskind, Ann Althouse, Dorothy Parker

This Week in Photography Books: Robert Frank

  My wife told me an awful story last night. (Prepare yourself, it’s a tough one.) Apparently, one of the kids in my daughter’s 2nd grade class gave a note to two of her best friends that read: I’m going to kill you. They told the teacher, as you might expect, but it turns out the boy’s mom is co-workers with one of the victim’s mother. So the perpetrator’s parent approached the victim’s mother at work, called her a “Snitch,” and started a physical altercation. Now, the aggrieved mother told my ...
Tags: Photography, London, Sweden, California, Photo Books, America, Chicago, Thailand, Liam Neeson, New Mexico, Mafia, Ben Stiller, Jack Kerouac, Kerouac, Bill Paxton, Alice

The Pinup Book Club: reading Marilyn Monroe’s personal library

Carly Maris, founder of the Pinup Book Club, and The Green Crow by Sean O’Casey The Pinup Book Club is a very modern book club tackling to a truly vintage reading list. The club is a community dedicated to reading the books from Marilyn Monroe’s personal library, and also appreciating pinup culture. Each month, members read a different book from Marilyn’s library, which features more than 400 titles. There’s literary fiction, biographies, poetry, anthologies, art books, French fiction...
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75 Best Travel Quotes To Inspire Your Wanderlust (Ultimate List)

Best Inspirational Travel Quotes Of All Time Inspirational Travel Quotes Are these the best travel quotes of all time? Feed your wanderlust with these inspirational travel quotes from famous travelers along with beautiful images you can share. Let the adventure begin! I’m slightly embarrassed to say that I love inspirational travel quotes. These memorable travel quotes accompanied by stunning photography have the ability to capture little moments of clarity that highlight truths about trave...
Tags: Ray Bradbury, Afghanistan, United States, Travel Quotes, Travel Inspiration, Tim Cahill, Roy, Banksy, Mark Twain, Iceland, Nicaragua, Road, Jack Kerouac, Frost, Travel Tips, Antoine

Bye Bye Beto O’Rourke

Opinion Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke USA – -( Robert Francis O’Rourke’s first few days as a presidential candidate reminded me how much we miss the great talent of Tom Wolfe. Wolfe had an amazing, profound capacity for looking beneath the glitter, the fakery, and the hypocrisy that defines much of our culture. Wolfe’s 1970 publication of Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers challenged the political correctness and hypocritical posturing of the liberal elites. Wolfe ...
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Jack Kerouac’s “Beat Paintings:” Now Gathered in One Book and Exhibition for the First Time

Most of us enter Jack Kerouac's world through his 1959 novel On the Road. Those of us who explore it more deeply thereafter may find much more than we expected to: Kerouac's inner life came out not just in his formidable body of written work, but in spoken-word jazz albums, fantasy baseball materials, and even paintings. Though Kerouac has now been gone for nearly half a century, it wasn't until just last year that his works of visual art were brought together: Kerouac: Beat Painting did it in ...
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Kerouac famously getting it exactly right: On The Road.

Jack Kerouac sometimes got the thrill and promise of simply being alive pitch perfect. The famous "mad to be saved" passage happens the first chapter On The Road, and very early on. ...the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.
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