7 Tips For Your Summer Road Trip From Jack Kerouac

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
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.

Advice From A Literary Character: Dean Moriarty

Column by Christine J. Schmidt June 11, 2015
Your favorite literary characters answer life's big questions.

Saved By The Supporting Characters

Column by Christine J. Schmidt January 7, 2015
Can a novel be great even if the protagonist isn't?

5 Classic Authors Who Hated Their Book Covers (and One Who Got His Ass Kicked as a Result)

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.”

Why Being Creative Is A Lot Less Difficult Than You Think

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.

Better Off Dead: 10 Posthumous Novels That Should Have Never Been Published

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?

Uncomfortable Truths: Five Authors Who Do Not Live Up To Their Mythology

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.

Three Books About...The Road

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.

The Blagger's Guide to Jack Kerouac

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.

10 Big-Time Literary Drunks

Column by Ed Sikov March 1, 2013
A selection of ten writers who made names for themselves as alcoholics.
Trailer For Kerouac's 'Big Sur'

Trailer For Kerouac's 'Big Sur' Released, Looks Better Than 'On The Road'

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?

Your Favorite Book Sucks: 'On The Road'

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.

Five of the Best Books I Ever Reread

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.

These Are Your Heroes On Drugs, And They Kind of Suck

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.
'The Sea is My Brother' Giveaway Contest Winners

'The Sea is My Brother' Giveaway Contest Winners Announced!

News by John Jarzemsky April 2, 2012
The votes are in, and the winners of the 'Sea is My Brother' giveaway are HERE.
Review: 'The Sea is My Brother' by Jack Kerouac

'The Sea is My Brother' by Jack Kerouac

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".
'On The Road' trailer

At Long Last, The Trailer For 'On the Road' Is Here. Let's Judge It!

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.
Famous authors respond on subject of symbolism

'The Paris Review' Publishes 1963 Symbolism Surveys From Famous Writers

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.
Kerouac Lost Novel

Lost Kerouac Novel Surfaces

News by Brandon Tietz November 25, 2011
The first book from author Jack Kerouac, which had long been considered lost, has finally surfaced.