Column by Emmanuel Nataf July 17, 2018
In homage to the trip behind Jack Kerouac's "On The Road," we're sharing seven Kerouac-inspired travel tips. Pack them up and take them with you... on the road.
Column by Christine J. Schmidt June 11, 2015
Your favorite literary characters answer life's big questions.
Column by Christine J. Schmidt January 7, 2015
Can a novel be great even if the protagonist isn't?
Column by Robert Bieselin July 7, 2014
Some classic authors who ridiculed designers, drew up legal clauses in the wake of bad covers, and, yes, even called publishers “fucking pigs.”
Column by Cath Murphy February 19, 2014
If you listen to the creativity experts you'd think you have to live a life of childlike, wild abandon to get a single word on the page. But creativity really isn't that complicated.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky October 23, 2013
You want to devour every scrap of paper your favorite author has ever written, but is it worth tarnishing their legacy?
Column by Cath Murphy May 31, 2013
As the next bestseller rolls into town and we are invited to believe its author can turn water into wine, here are five writers who serve as warning not to buy into the usual literary mythmaking.
Column by Cath Murphy March 26, 2013
Contrast three writers on the same subject and what you end up with is not just interesting—what you end up with is inspiration.
Column by Cath Murphy
Worried that reading "On the Road" will be as horrible an experience as seeing the recent film adaptation? The Blagger's Guide will give you the lowdown while keeping your eyeballs unsullied.
Column by Ed Sikov March 1, 2013
A selection of ten writers who made names for themselves as alcoholics.
News by Christopher Shultz
The new Kerouac adaptation looks pretty good, but will the shadow of its more famous, arguably overrated big brother hurt its chances at the box office?
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky January 2, 2013
Jack Kerouac's seminal 'On The Road' is considered one of the most important literary works of the 20th century. It is also considered to suck.
Column by Ed Sikov September 7, 2012
Tired of the attacks, the sniping, the bitter accusations? There's more to Ed Sikov than you've been led to think. Here he talks about books he loves so much he can't get enough of them.
Column by Keith Rawson August 13, 2012
The path to excess is complete an utter bullshit, and more than a few literary heroes are proof of it.
News by John Jarzemsky April 2, 2012
The votes are in, and the winners of the 'Sea is My Brother' giveaway are HERE.
Review by John Jarzemsky March 20, 2012
We review and are giving away three copies of Jack Kerouac's lost manuscript, "The Sea is My Brother".
News by Hanna Brooks Olsen March 12, 2012
Hey, remember that film adaptation of 'On the Road' they supposedly made? The trailer is finally here.
News by Rob Hart December 7, 2011
'The Paris Review' has published a series of surveys a 16-year-old high school student sent to celebrated authors in 1963, on the subject of symbolism.