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2011-06-20 17:08:00

NEW YORK, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pulsating with the rhythms of jazz, frenetic sex, illicit drugs, and the mystery and promise of the open road, On the Road defined what it meant to be "beat" and captured the impulses of a liberated underground America. Based on Jack Kerouac's adventures with Neal Cassady, On the Road tells the story of two friends crossing the country in search of a new kind of experience and authenticity that they could not find in mainstream culture. It has become...

2008-07-01 06:00:31

By Mike Weatherford By now, you may have read too much about the genius of George Carlin and why we will miss him. Please indulge one more, Vegas-centric observation about the comedian who died a week ago today, because it also speaks to the often-sad state of entertainment here. It's as simple as this: How many 71-year-old performers worked so hard to keep changing their act and come up with new material? To not ride on past glories? To still have something important to say? How many...

2006-07-27 12:04:17

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. author Jack Kerouac's classic work "On the Road" will be published in its unedited original scroll version next year, New York publisher Viking Press said on Thursday. The story of Kerouac's alter-ego Sal Paradise traveling across America will be published in September next year -- 50 years after it was originally printed by Viking -- said Viking Publisher Paul Slovak. "It was an important part of American literary history," Slovak said. "This is really one...

2006-01-15 12:24:48

By Philipp Gollner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Beat Museum, a tribute to the literary generation that helped inspire the 1960s counterculture, has opened in the San Francisco neighborhood where the movement took off 50 years ago. At just 1,000 square feet, the museum brings together aging manuscripts, letters, artwork, posters and first editions in the North Beach neighborhood where writers such as Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg lived, socialized and gave poetry readings. A rare...

2005-08-05 03:32:00

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - After a tortuous trek, Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" is coming to the big screen courtesy of Francis Ford Coppola and the Brazilian director of "The Motorcycle Diaries." Coppola's American Zoetrope production company has owned the film rights to the novel since 1979. According to Coppola, the novel has had many suitors over the years. "The book is inherently difficult to adapt to the screen, and we've never quite found the right combination...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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