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The Illustrated Version of “Alice’s Restaurant”: Watch Arlo Guthrie’s Thanksgiving Counterculture Classic

Alice’s Restaurant. It’s now a Thanksgiving classic, and something of a tradition around here. Recorded in 1967, the 18+ minute counterculture song recounts Arlo Guthrie’s real encounter with the law, starting on Thanksgiving Day 1965. As the long song unfolds, we hear all about how a hippie-bating police officer, by the name of William “Obie” Obanhein, arrested Arlo for littering. (Cultural footnote: Obie previously posed for several Norman Rockwell paintings, including the well-known p...
Tags: Facebook, Music, College, Woody Guthrie, Turkey, Army, Marilyn Monroe, Vietnam, William Shatner, Alice, Norman Rockwell, Scott Fitzgerald, Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, Arlo, Handwritten Turkey

Read 800+ Thanksgiving Books Free at the Internet Archive

On Thanksgiving Day, Americans make the (sometimes arduous) effort to gather for an enormous traditional meal and for many, a now equally traditional viewing of televised football. But even when stretched to their maximum length, these activities occupy only so many hours. What to do with the rest of the day? You might consider heading over to the Internet Archive and filling it with some holiday-appropriate reading. Last year that site’s librarian Brewster Kahle tweeted a suggestion to “check ...
Tags: Facebook, Books, College, Turkey, Canada, Bob Dylan, Internet Archive, Marilyn Monroe, Seoul, Truman Capote, Norman Bridwell, Clifford, Scott Fitzgerald, Arlo Guthrie, Brewster Kahle, Charles Schulz

Leonardo DiCaprio's 15 Best Films, Ranked

Since the early 1990s, Leonardo DiCaprio has been wowing audiences around the world. His career has served as a model for young actors who rise to fame quickly, and feel pressure to avoid being typecast in teen heartthrob roles. Rather than settling into a comfortable, if creatively uninspired, run of romantic lead performances, DiCaprio purposefully sought out challenging opportunities that would prove his range.And for a long time, these efforts went unrewarded. Despite being one of the most f...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, Wall Street, Boston, Matt Damon, Time, Tom Hanks, Sierra Leone, Mark Wahlberg, Zimbabwe, Leonardo Dicaprio, Manhattan, Kate Winslet, Johnny Depp, Scorsese

Asheville boasts one of the longest foliage seasons in the US - these 10 central hotels offer striking views

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Omni Hotels Asheville is a big city with a small-town feel in North Carolina. Asheville is near national parks and is known for vibrant dining, breweries, art, and music. Asheville's best hotels are also varied, from boutique inns to B&Bs and brand name luxury. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky With unbelievable mountain views, a thriving food and drink scene, an emphasis on nature, and a penchan...
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The 20 most popular books of all time, according to Goodreads members

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. According to Goodreads, some of the most popular books of all time include "The Great Gatsby," "Pride & Prejudice," and "The Hunger Games." Amazon; Rachel Mendelson/Insider Goodreads is the world's largest platform for readers to rate and review books. Below are the 20 most popular books of all time, ranked by Goodreads members. Want more books? Check out the . is the world's largest site fo...
Tags: Amazon, Suzanne Collins, New York City, Trends, George Orwell, Jane Austen, Harry Potter, Holland, Harper Lee, Harry, Dan Brown, Stieg Larsson, Katniss, Middle Earth, John Green, Edward

Robert Redford's 15 Best Movies Ranked

Robert Redford, actor, director and co-founder of the Sundance Film Festival, is a living screen legend who has had an incredible 50-year movie career, lasting from his breakout role in "Barefoot in the Park" (1967) through what is said to be his final movie before retiring, "The Old Man and the Gun" (2018). Redford was the biggest star of the '70s, which is when he had most of his best acting roles, before making his directorial debut in 1980. Redford often brought his political beliefs into hi...
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David Fincher's Protagonists Ranked Worst To Best

Since 1992, David Fincher has constructed a signature style out of hefty, character-driven thrillers. Fincher's TV shows are just as heady as his films, too, with protagonists that aren't typical heroes, but flawed people. In fact, that theme even extends to his music video work, with his 1990 video for Aerosmith's "Janie's Got a Gun" foretelling the kind of director Fincher was destined to be. Thus, it's the characters who shape the core of a Fincher film; the settings are just window dressing ...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Hollywood, Movies, Aaron Sorkin, Orson Welles, Netflix, New Orleans, Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Stieg Larsson, Edward Norton, Sigourney Weaver, Gillian Flynn, Times, Gary Oldman, Gordon Gecko

Benedict Cumberbatch Reads “the Best Cover Letter Ever Written”

In the 1930s, many a writer journeyed to Hollywood in order to make his fortune. The screenwriter’s life didn’t sit well with some of them — just ask F. Scott Fitzgerald or William Faulkner — but a fair few made more than a go of it out West. Take the Baltimore-born Robert Pirosh, whose studies at the Sorbonne and the University of Berlin landed him a job as a copywriter in New York. This work seems to have proven less than satisfactory, as evidenced by the piece of correspondence that, ...
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Bestselling author Laura Dave shares the rules, products, and tips she's used to achieve success as a writer

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Laura Dave's novel, "The Last Thing He Told Me," is a New York Times and Amazon bestseller as well as a Reese's Book Club pick. Laura Dave; Amazon; Rachel Mendelson/Insider "The Last Thing He Told Me" is a bestselling thriller book and Reese's Book Club pick. The book's author, Laura Dave, shared some of her best writing tips with Insider. Learn more about how Insider covers books and pe...
Tags: Amazon, Bruce Springsteen, Stephen King, Trends, Julia Roberts, Dave, New York Times, Jane Austen, Bird, Moleskine, Nora Ephron, Madison Square Garden, Hayes Valley, Scott Fitzgerald, Reese, University of Texas Austin

The coolest themed hotel suites, from the Eloise Suite at the Plaza to a Spongebob Pineapple in the Caribbean

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. The Adventureland Suite feels like a richly decorated study of a world traveler. Disney A hotel room is nice but a whimsically themed suite is an experience. We chose the coolest, most unique hotel suites in the US designed with families in mind. Here's where you can sleep like SpongeBob in a Pineapple Villa or channel Eloise at the Plaza. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A plush, comfortable ho...
Tags: Florida, New York, Yosemite, California, Cdc, Disney, US, Trends, Lego, Pennsylvania, Harry Potter, Gru, Las Vegas, Pixar, Disneyland, Walt Disney World

13 Perfect Summer Beach Reads For 2021

Summer’s here — and so is the summer beach read. With the extra time on hand, there’s nothing better than picking out a new book to escape into. What makes a great beach read? If summer is about getting away from it all, then the summer beach read is about helping take you there. The perfect beach read is an easy page-turner that still has substance. Vacation is the perfect time to contemplate, after all. Culled largely from the ranks of Amazon’s best-selling books, these 13 recommended beach ...
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“So we fucked around, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the finding out.”-F. Scott Fitzgerald— MateoG (@MateoG) August 10, 2021 [Author: Tam]
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I flew on Tailwind Air, the seaplane airline that flies between New York and Boston - I'd choose it over Acela in a heartbeat

Flying on a Tailwind Air seaplane. Thomas Pallini/Insider Tailwind Air just launched seaplane flights between New York City and Boston. The short flights leave from New York's East River and Boston Harbor, providing unique city views. Easy access and short flight times make it better than Amtrak's Acela in terms of convenience. See more stories on Insider's business page. Less than 200 miles separate New York and Boston, but traveling between the two cities is anything but ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Wall Street, Boston, Planes, New York City, Trends, Features, Flying, Brooklyn, New Jersey, Manhattan, Aviation

United States: Potential US Consular Delays Post COVID | #MobilityMinute (Video) - Fragomen

Partner Scott FitzGerald brings you the Mobility Minute, discussing potential US consular delays post-COVID.
Tags: News, US, United States, Scott Fitzgerald

Where have you gone, Jimmy Gatz? Roman Catholic haunting in American literary modernism

The year is 1924: the restriction acts designed to turn the tide of Eastern and Southern European immigration into a trickle have been signed into US law. Nativist panic continues apace, however, even among the upper classes, perhaps especially among the educated upper-middle classes—whose strengthened churches and preparatory schools and country clubs guard the Anglo-Protestant marriage market and the not-so-free masonry of finance capital. What is to become of America when these newcomers of s...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Featured, Religion, Immigration, Americas, US, America, Judaism, Catholicism, House, Literature, Catholic, Princeton, St James, NICK

‘Babylon’: Olivia Wilde, Spike Jonze, Tobey Maguire, and More Join Damien Chazelle’s Golden Age Hollywood Drama

How many stars can Damien Chazelle fit in one movie? Well, the First Man director is putting that question to the test with his upcoming film Babylon, a drama set during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Babylon has added even more stars to its already-stacked cast led by Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, with Olivia Wilde, Spike Jonze, and Tobey Maguire among the latest to join the sprawling ensemble. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Olivia Wilde, Spike Jonze, Phoebe Tonkin, and Tobey Maguire hav...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Casting, Emma Stone, Brad Pitt, Olivia Wilde, Paramount Pictures, Margot Robbie, Tobey-Maguire, Cw, Paramount, Baz Luhrmann, Babylon, Damien Chazelle, Pitt

On the Smugglers’ Radar: June 2021

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other readers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions from various corners of the interwebs. Because we want far more books than we can possibly buy or review (what else is new?), we are revamping the Smugglers’ Radar into a monthly (mostly) SFF-focused feature – so YOU can tell us which books you have on your radar as well! As of last month, all of our monthly picks can...
Tags: Books, India, Earth, Brooklyn, United States, New York Times, Npr, Jordan, Artemis, Rainier, Thomas, Kodiak, Coast Guard, Sparta, Scott Fitzgerald, Megan

How this queer ‘Great Gatsby’ remake finds magic in reimagining a classic novel

Nghi Vo was halfway through writing a novel about “a young woman who was raised by dead people” when her agent suggested she begin work on what would become the novel “The Chosen and the Beautiful.” The book she had been writing is still on her computer. “I haven’t gone back to it yet,” says the Milwaukee-based author, whose previous works include the novellas “When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain” and “The Empress of Salt and Fortune.” With “The Chosen and the Beautiful,” which will be publish...
Tags: Books, Patricia Highsmith, Milwaukee, Neil Gaiman, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Jordan, Vietnam, Illinois, NICK, Black, Jones, Southern California, Angela Carter

Eye Prefer Paris Tours

   I want to thank everyone for watching my live Rue de Martyrs Food tour yesterday and also for your generous tips to my PayPal account. I'm sorry I couldn't thank all of you individually, but know I really appreciate it. CLICK HERE to watch the video and CLICK HERE if you would like to leave a tip in my PayPal account (you don’t have to have a PayPal account), which I would greatly appreciate, as I do these tours free of charge for  Enjoy!   With the exception of a Parisian...
Tags: Travel, New York, France, Paypal, Netflix, New York Times, Paris, Richard, Napoleon, Montmartre, Marais, Thomas, Romans, Versailles, Mindy, Emily

Great Writers On Their Best- And Least-Loved Punctuation Marks

F. Scott Fitzgerald and Tom Wolfe on exclamation points, Garielle Lutz and Toni Morrison on commas, Norman Mailer on hyphens, Cormac McCarthy on periods, and Gertrude Stein on periods, commas, and semicolons: “They are more powerful more imposing more pretentious than a comma but they are a comma all the same. They really have within them deeply within them fundamentally within them the comma nature.” – Literary Hub
Tags: Art, Words, Toni Morrison, Gertrude Stein, Cormac Mccarthy, Scott Fitzgerald, Tom Wolfe, Norman Mailer, 05.04.21, Garielle Lutz

5 Must-Read Travel Books by Authors Famous for Their Fiction

We tend to think of the authors of travel books and the authors of fiction books as two separate and distinct categories of writer. You’ve got your Tocqueville’s and Bill Bryson’s on one side, and your F. Scott Fitzgerald’s and Harper Lee’s on another. But there have in fact been plenty of writers — including some of literature’s most luminous novelists — who have worked in both genres. Often to great effect: unsurprisingly, the talents which lend themselves to worthy fiction — the ability t...
Tags: Travel, Books, London, Montana, France, Life, Adventure, America, San Francisco, Spain, Travel & leisure, Atlantic, Maine, Hawaii, Belgium, Harper Lee

$80 billion could help IRS increase audits of the wealthy, which have dropped in last decade

President Joe Biden's proposal to give the Internal Revenue Service an extra $80 billion to go after tax cheats — which the ol' blog talked about earlier this month in this post — is getting a lot of attention in advance of his nationally televised speech night. I suspect the current IRS hierarchy is pleased, despite the comments to The New York Times by a former commissioner that an extra $25 billion over a decade would be sufficient. "I'm not sure you'd be able to efficiently use that much mo...
Tags: Taxes, Congress, Joe Biden, United States, New York Times, Biden, Irs, Senate Finance Committee, Internal Revenue Service, Scott Fitzgerald, Koskinen, House Ways and Means, The IRS, John Koskinen, Rettig, TRAC

‘The Great Gatsby’ Musical Soundtrack Will Be Written By Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary classic The Great Gatsby entered the public domain at the start of this year, and it didn’t take long before news came out about multiple planned adaptations, including a TV series and an animated movie. But the adaptations don’t stop there: a The Great Gatsby musical is also in the works, and today, word came out that Florence Welch, the rock star singer of Florence + The Machine, is writing the lyrics and co-writing the music for the new stage show. The offici...
Tags: Movies, Sufjan Stevens, Stage, Broadway, Warner, Musical, Florence, Rufus Wainwright, The Great Gatsby, Florence Welch, Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby, Fitzgerald, Bartlett, Welch, Martyna Majok

Florence Welch Writing ‘Great Gatsby’ Musical

Florence Welch will journey into the Jazz Age for her new musical project, one that will offer up fortune seekers and flappers, rum runners and rich dilettantes, self-made men and high society standard bearers. In short, it’s F. Scott Fitzgerald’s glittering masterwork, “The Great Gatsby,” which will provide the spine of a new stage show […]
Tags: News, Broadway, Florence Welch, Florence + The Machine, Scott Fitzgerald

Literature Candle

See—or, rather, smell—your favorite book come to life with this collection of literature-inspired candles. Each one is hand-poured with soy wax and a blend of natural oils to create layered scents based on the characters, scenes, and settings in these seven classic tales: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Notes of caramelized sugar, bergamot, custard, rum, lavender, cucumber, vanilla, maple, and violet evoke the mad tea party in Lewis Carroll’s curious story. Jane Eyre: Notes of ozone, gre...
Tags: Shopping, Jane Austen, Lewis Carroll, Long Island, Leo Tolstoy, Alice, Jane Eyre, Scott Fitzgerald, Louisa May Alcott, Andrei Bolkonsky, Charlotte Bront

Having an Old-fashioned Nervous Breakdown Might Be a Good Thing

Should the term “nervous breakdown” be embraced again? One of my (Michael’s) favorite journalists, Jerry Useem, provides a fascinating look at the history of the nervous breakdown in this article he wrote for The Atlantic titled “Bring Back the Nervous Breakdown . ” Where Useem lands aligns with my thinking as an advocate for fostering connection, both for its positive effect on individuals and for how it improves the performance of groups, as well as what I share with clients about the harmful ...
Tags: Wellness, Japan, France, Germany, New York City, Careers, Atlantic, Standard Oil, Ohio, Michigan, John, Derek Thompson, Michael, Rockefeller, Scott Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald

My life philosophy: 52 lessons from 52 years

And now we are 52… On this day in 1969, baby J.D. entered the world. I don't think there's any way my parents could have predicted the path their firstborn would take through life. It hasn't always been easy — no thanks to the obstacles I've placed in my own way — but I've really had a wonderful (and interesting) life, and I look forward to whatever time is left me. As I do every year here at Get Rich Slowly, I'm going to commemorate my birthday by sharing some of the most important things I've ...
Tags: Time, Superman, Marketing, Society, Kim, Don, Tahlequah, Scott Fitzgerald, Strip, Jenn, Steven Pressfield, Stephen Covey, Charles Duhigg, Vyvanse, Passon, Angela Duckworth

The Prince and Princess of Woke

As a much-younger Will Swaim – even then a hothouse flower but cultivated by solidly American and generous Californians just after the middle of last century – I was infatuated with all things British and particularly what I thought was “English.” It was stored in the DNA: my mom’s dad (for whom I was named) had come direct from Bolton, a soggy North England mill town where, at age eight, he went to work in a textile factory surrounded by rough men and dangerous machines. He lost a finger there ...
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Investor Dan Loeb says he's been exploring cryptocurrencies to bridge the gap between traditional finance and new 'controversial ideas'

Getty Images/ Larry Busacca Billionaire Dan Loeb is exploring cryptocurrencies to bridge the gap between them and traditional finance.The hedge fund manager called for openly engaging with the idea, while maintaining "healthy skepticism."His comments were made in response to a blog post titled "NFTs and a Thousand True Fans."Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.Dan Loeb, the CEO of New York-based hedge fund Third Point, said he's looking at ways to being...
Tags: Apple, New York, Steve Jobs, Trends, Markets, Citigroup, Crypto, Financial Times, Cryptocurrency, Billionaire, Chris Dixon, Dixon, Scott Fitzgerald, NFT, Loeb, Jemima Kelly

DNEG Developing Animated Film Adaptation of The Great Gatsby

DNEG developing animated film adaptation of The Great Gatsby While Vikings creator Michael Hirst is currently at work developing a series adaptation of the iconic novel at A+E, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is gearing up to find new life on the big screen as visual effects house DNEG have been work on an animated take on the novel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Vikings Creator Michael Hirst Adapting The Great Gatsby at A+E if (typeof...
Tags: Movies, Leonardo Dicaprio, Hasbro, Vikings, Long Island, Baz Luhrmann, Robert Redford, Todd Haynes, Martin Scorsese, Daisy Buchanan, Scott Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald, Michael Hirst, Joyce, William Joyce, Great Gatsby