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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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Happy Birthday Jean-Louis Kérouac (March 12, 1922 - October 21, 1969)

Jack Kerouac in Lowell-Lawrence game, 1938. Photo: Lowell Sun
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André Previn (1929-2019)

André Previn, a piano prodigy who began his career at MGM while still in high school in the mid-1940s and excelled at jazz, classical and easy listening in the 1950s and beyond, died on February 29. He was 89. Previn escaped Nazi Germany with his family in 1938 when he was still a child. The family emigrated to Los Angeles, where they had relatives. Previn grew up in the Hollywood film studios thanks in part to his great uncle, Charles Previn, who was the musical director at Universal Studios....
Tags: Hollywood, Germany, Los Angeles, Gigi, Broadway, Jazz, West Coast, Jack Kerouac, MGM, Rogers, Dave Pell, Bud Powell, Manne, Marc Myers, Shelly Manne, Andre Previn

Best Travel Quotes We Can Retire Forever (And What to Use Instead)

If there’s anything that the travel social media world has taught me, it’s that people are suckers for a good quote. However, it has also taught me that people are lazy and lack originality. That’s the only conclusion I can reach after having seen the same quotes circulated what must surely be thousands of times. In an effort to rid ourselves of these forever, a cleansing purge of vocabulary, I want to share the worst offenders as well as offer some alternatives to the best travel quotes that I...
Tags: Travel, Tim Cahill, Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, Paul Theroux, Top Travel Tips, Marcel Proust, John Steinbeck, Helen Keller, J R R Tolkien, St Augustine, Susan Sontag, Wallace Stevens, Mary Anne Radmacher, Marty Rubin, Hilaire Belloc

50 moments from 1969 that shaped entertainment and pop culture

It was the last year of the ’60s, and the last year for Boris Karloff, Judy Garland and the Beatles, too. But it was also the first year for Led Zeppelin, Jennifer Aniston, “Easy Rider” and Jay-Z, too. John Lennon and Yoko Ono spent part of it in bed in public. The Doors’ Jim Morrison spent part of it in jail. Moviegoers spent time watching “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” while at home they watched a brand-new show called “The Brady Bunch” about a brand-new kind of blended family, the youn...
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Making Beto go away.

They know they have to do it. Here's what the early-stage ousting looks like on Drudge:Reading the links (in order):1. "MEDIA TURNING AGAINST 'BABBLING' BETO..." = "Preseason is over for Beto O'Rourke" (Carter Eskew in WaPo, reprinted at CT): The nation's best and toughest reporters have his number and want nothing more than to take his measure and knock him down.... The love bubble surrounding O'Rourke is leaking. To his would-be Democratic rivals, he's no longer the scrappy, truth-telling, uni...
Tags: Music, England, Texas, London, Law, Scotland, Senate, White House, Wikipedia, Cnn, The Who, Yale, Jack Kerouac, The Washington Post, BETO, Ray

Podcast #473: The Solitude of a Fire Watcher

The Gila National Forest covers about 3.3 million acres in southwest New Mexico. During the dry summer season, wildfires pose a serious threat to the area. To spot wildfires in this vast landscape as soon as they start, the U.S. Forest Service relies on fire towers spread throughout the area that are each manned by a lone individual. My guest today wrote a memoir about the unique experience this job offers. His name is Philip Connors, he’s a writer and one of the country’s few remaining fire ...
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What's That Playing On the Radio?

It hurts me when people disparage Grease. Party because I love it dearly (and have done it three times!), and partly because almost everyone -- including people who love it -- underestimate both the show's authenticity and the writing craft.It's so much better and darker and smarter and subtler than you think.Many people scoff, but it's true -- the score of Grease is remarkable in its craft and authenticity, even referencing actual songs of the period. Many of the actual period songs that influ...
Tags: Movies, Sex, Theatre, America, Debbie Reynolds, Korea, Broadway, Army, Penguins, Tammy, Bronx, 1950s, Jack Kerouac, Smith, Richard, Elvis

50 Epic Adventure Quotes To Kick You Off Your Couch

Travel Inspiration The new year is upon us! These are my favorite adventure quotes to inspire you to explore the unknown. Boost your adrenaline with these motivational musings from famous risk-takers. Are you hunched over the couch, covered in cookie crumbs, battling friends in Fortnite, and daydreaming about the endless REAL adventures around the world just waiting to be experienced? Unique travel adventures like: Watching the sunset from the top of a mountain. Snorkeling with sea turtles. ...
Tags: Travel Inspiration, Angelina Jolie, Richard Branson, John Muir, Hunter S Thompson, Iceland, Oprah Winfrey, Jack Kerouac, Travel Tips, Ewan McGregor, Eric Roth, Seth Godin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Douglas Adams, Pico Iyer, Henry David Thoreau

50 Epic Adventure Quotes To Kick You Off Your Couch In 2019

Adventure Quotes for Outdoor Inspiration Travel Inspiration The new year is upon us! These are my favorite adventure quotes to inspire you to explore the unknown. Boost your adrenaline with these motivational musings from famous risk-takers. We’ve all been there. Hunched over the couch, covered in cookie crumbs, battling friends in Fortnite, and daydreaming about the endless REAL adventures around the world just waiting to be experienced… Adventures like: Watching the sunset from the top of...
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Solo female traveler trip to Tibet

One young woman from the UK is seeking to make trekking to the high mountains of Tibet about as hard as possible. She’s doing it dressed in traditional Nepalese clothing and carrying only equipment available long before Yvon Chouinard brought mountaineering gear into the modern age. Elise Wortley is on a mission to recreate the Himalayan journey of French author and spiritualist Alexandra David-Neel, best known for her 14-year voyage through Asia from 1911 to 1925. In so doing, Elise seeks to...
Tags: Travel, Google, Asia, UK, Tibet, Activism, China, India, Beijing, Nepal, Jack Kerouac, Elise, Bhutan, Solo Female Travel, Female Travel, Women Travelers

The Beat Goes on at Hotel Danieli in Venice

Christmas Tree at Hotel Danieli - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) American literature had fascinated the Italian writer and journalist Fernanda Pivano (1917-2009) from a young age. She made her mark by translating important works from the States into Italian, opening up her countrymen's minds to what was happening across the ocean. She hung out with Hemingway and Bob Dylan, and brought the radical words of the Beat Generation to Italy, becoming a crucial part of their revolution.On Tuesd...
Tags: Travel, United States, Bob Dylan, Arkansas, Italy, Venice, States, Road, Shakespeare, Jack Kerouac, Romeo, Hemingway, Allen Ginsburg, Blake, Venetian Cat - Venice Blog, Danieli

Jack Kerouac’s Last House, My First Pair of Warby Parker Glasses (& Tales from Tampa Bay)

Writer Jack Kerouac died in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1969. On Monday I drove by the last house he lived and took a photo. Neither the photo or the house or anything special, but it was something that I felt compelled to do after receiving my master’s degree from USF, St. Petersburg the day before. […]
Tags: Florida, Miscellaneous, Filmmaking, Jack Kerouac, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay, USF, St Petersburg Florida, USF St Petersburg, Warby Parker Glasses

11 Photographers Who Specialise In The Genre Known As The Youth Code

In photography, there has been a very strong interest in documenting and portraying the intriguing nature of the young human beings. There are some classical topics in creative fields these include death, happiness, depression, euphoria and love. And there are some photographers that have been working these topics around the wild and bold nature of teenagers and even kids, these photographers are the owners of The Youth Code. Photo by Julien Lanoy Children and teenagers are the main subjects o...
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"Meet the Bottomless Pinocchio, a new rating for a false claim repeated over and over again."

Glenn Kessler, the WaPo "Fact Checker," is thoroughly exasperated. Trump’s willingness to constantly repeat false claims has posed a unique challenge to fact checkers. Most politicians quickly drop a Four-Pinocchio claim, either out of a duty to be accurate or concern that spreading false information could be politically damaging.Not Trump. The president keeps going long after the facts are clear, in what appears to be a deliberate effort to replace the truth with his own, far more favorable, ve...
Tags: Law, Lying, Jack Kerouac, Trump, Glenn Kessler, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, WaPo Fact Checker

The Best Threesome Scenes In Movies & TV

Threesomes — everyone has them. Okay, well, not everyone, but some people do! Sure, the practice is still somewhat taboo in movies and TV. But plenty of series and progressive films are flirting with the good ol' ménage à trois.As TV viewers move farther and farther away from the big five networks, they're watching more cable and more streaming platforms. What does that mean? More sex scenes. And not just sex scenes, but creative sex scenes.Before you start petitioning for a Threesomes category...
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"Only good thing is I started to paint — I use house paint mixed with glue. I use brush and fingertip both..."

"... in a few years I can be topflight painter if I want — maybe then I can sell paintings and buy a piano and compose music too — for life is a bore."Wrote Jack Kerouac (to Allen Ginsberg in 1956), quoted in "All of Life Is Creation: Jack Kerouac’s Art." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Juliet texts emojis but Romeo forgets his smartphone: Shakespeare in Venice at Hotel Danieli

Shakespeare in Venice at Hotel Danieli - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) William Shakespeare, the world's most famous English playwright, set one third of his plays in Italy. This rich exotic backdrop allowed him the freedom to tackle difficult subjects that might have been taboo on his native soil.On Friday evening, November 9, I was a guest at the magnificent 14th century hall of Palazzo Dandolo, home of Hotel Danieli, and the stage for Shakespeare in Venice, a Journey through Shakespe...
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An Atlas of Literary Maps Created by Great Authors: J.R.R Tolkien’s Middle Earth, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island & More

Plot, setting, character… we learn to think of these as discrete elements in literary writing, comparable to the strategy, board, and pieces of a chess game. But what if this scheme doesn’t quite work? What about when the setting is a character? There are many literary works named and well-known for the unforgettable places they introduce: Walden, Wuthering Heights, Howards End…. There are invented domains that seem more real to readers than reality: Faulkner’s Yoknapatowpha, Thomas Hardy’s Wes...
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San Francisco Itinerary: What to Do in 3 (or More) Days

Updated: 10/25/2018 | October 25th, 2018 San Francisco is one of the most eclectic cities in the United States. It’s home to liberals, hippies, hipsters, techies, immigrants, yuppies, one of the oldest gay scenes in the States, that big red bridge, Alcatraz, delicious Chinese food, seafood, well, food in general (this is a great city to be hungry in), and so much more. It’s a magical place and one of my favorite places to visit since there is so much to see and do. While it lacks that certain j...
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Thought for the day, Oct. 21, 2018

Jack Kerouac, circa 1956. (Photo by Tom Palumbo/Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic) Jack Kerouac, ‘Beat Generation’ poet and writer “No man should go through life without once experiencing healthy, even bored solitude in the wilderness, finding himself depending solely on himself and thereby learning his true and hidden strength.” (from “Lonesome Traveler,” 1960) March 12, 1922-Oct. 21, 1969 Related Articles Thought for the day, Oct. 20, 2018 ...
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13 Travel Books That Will Give You Serious Wanderlust

Updated: 10/16/2018 | October 16th, 2018 The end of the year is just that time for favorites lists – and I’ve written about the best travel books many times over! I love talking about travel books. Why? Because part of the tool belt of any traveler is a good book. Long bus, train, or plane rides can get pretty boring and can give you a lot of “dead” time if you haven’t mastered the art of the 10-hour blank stare. Additionally, reading travel books helps you learn about the destinations you are ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Books, England, London, Australia, New York City, Israel, Spain, Bbc, Bliss, Egypt, Peru, Denmark, South America, PERCY

You're not alone.

View this post on Instagram You are not alone. . To all the brave women who’ve been talking about what they’ve gone through, I know nothing can heal the wounds and scars. But please do know that you’re not alone. In your strength is ours. Hope your courage makes the world a better place. And thank you. Really. . #noTags #gratitude A post shared by SG (@altsaurabh) on Oct 9, 2018 at 11:41pm PDT So, last few days have been disturbing...
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A Computer Has Written A 'Novel' Narrating Its Own Cross-Country Road Trip

Ross Goodwin, a former ghostwriter for the Obama administration, uses neural networks to generate poetry, screenplays, and, now, literary travel fiction. The Atlantic tells the story of how Goodwin used a custom machine to write a "novel" narrating its own cross-country road trip. Slashdot reader merbs shares an excerpt from the report: On March 25, 2017, a black Cadillac with a white-domed surveillance camera attached to its trunk departed Brooklyn for New Orleans. An old GPS unit was fastened ...
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50 Awesome Inspirational Travel Quotes

As many of you know, I love to use quotes on my blog. Like a good photo, a good quote can stop you in your tracks and fill you with wonder. And when it comes to travel quotes, a good quote can make you stop what you’re doing, buy a plane or a train ticket, pack your suitcase, and run out the door for your next adventure. So here are 50 of my all-time favorite travel quotes. Hope you enjoy them! The Eifel Tower as seen from Trocadéro at dawn “To Travel is to Live” ~ Hans Christi...
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10 Awesome Destinations for Solo Female Travelers

Updated: 8/19/2018 | August 19th, 2018 Every month (most of the time), Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice for solo female travelers as I obviously can’t talk expertly on the subject! She’s back this month with an awesome list of destinations for female travelers! Traveling solo is a unique opportunity to find out exactly who you are in completely new surroundings and without anyone around from your past to influence you. That can be a scary pros...
Tags: Travel, Bali, Indonesia, California, China, Germany, Berlin, Africa, US, Los Angeles, Earth, Backpacking, Moab, Arctic, Antarctica, Argentina

Tom Clark, Poet And Biographer Of Poets, Has Died At 77

Clark was hit by a car and killed on Friday, not too long after updating his blog. He was friends with the Beat Poets, wrote a biography of Jack Kerouac, and was editor of the Paris Review from 1963-1973. The publisher of his 2010 poetry collection wrote that his recent “depict nocturnal walks in Berkeley, California — not the Berkeley of a faded, nostalgic, radical past, but rather the multi-cultural Berkeley of today that circulates in the streets outside the university gates.”
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The New York Public Library's curious collection of authors' personal items

From Gareth Smit's article in The New Yorker: The Berg Collection’s roughly two thousand linear feet of manuscripts and archival materials were donated to the library, in 1940, by two brothers, Henry W. and Albert A. Berg. The brothers, both doctors who lived on the Upper East Side, were avid collectors of English and American literature—and of literary paraphernalia. The library categorizes these items as “Realia”—objects from everyday life. The Berg Collection includes Charlotte Bront...
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The “Weird Objects” in the New York Public Library’s Collections: Virginia Woolf’s Cane, Jack Kerouac’s Harmonicas, Walt Whitman’s Hair & More

On March 28, 1941, Virginia Woolf took her final walk, into the River Ouse near her home in Sussex. She did it with her trusty cane in hand, the very cane you can see laid out alongside other Woolf-related artifacts in the New Yorker video above. Its five minutes provide a short introduction to the "weird objects" of the New York Public Library's Berg Collection, an archive containing, in the words of the New Yorker's Gareth Smit, "roughly two thousand linear feet of manuscripts and archiva...
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