The Beat biopic lurches from one cliché to the next
The Beat Generation flick doesn't quite capture Kerouac's world, but it's not too far off
Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund romanticize a simpler era of Kerouac's America
Benjamin Gibbard with Advance BaseThe Assembly at the Woman's Club, MinneapolisThursday, November 1, 2012An evening with Ben (Benjamin) Gibbard is not merely an evening with music from his solo project, it's also an evening with the Postal Service, All-Time Quarterback, the Replacements, and Death C ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzNatalie MerchantJuly 24, 2010The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine UniversityBy Stacy SchwartzTo repeat a cliche, I could listen to her sing the phone book. That voice! I've been a fan of Natalie Merchant since my high school creative writing instructor played "Jack Kerouac ... More >>
Ben Gibbard and Jay Farrar's sold-out Kerouac tribute hearkens adolescence but lacks innovation.
Bill T. Jones breathes life into his influences
X return with their original lineup for the first time in more than a decade
Mapping the literary landmarks of the Twin Cities
Audiences storm the stage. Actors suffer gastrointestinal distress. Backstage confessions of theater gone terribly, terribly wrong.
Nearly two decades after Alice Neel's death, her cold-eyed humanism has begun to look revolutionary
With The Gospel According to St. Matthew, Pier Paolo Pasolini likened the Messiah's sacred flock to the lumpen proletariat
Emily Carter's flirtation with drugs led her from Park Avenue to a bad marriage with the festering streets of New York's Alphabet City. Now, in a collection of stories, Carter recalls the ABCs of addiction--and spells out the terms of a new life in Minnea
Twang's Eastern philosopher Jimmie Dale Gilmore weaves his strange life into an Endless Night
Photographing radical Faeries, elderly grandparents, and homeless kids, Keri Pickett pulls subjects from the edges of public awareness to the center of the frame
Decades after their only recording, the Flatlanders ride their legend from the strange plains of Lubbock to a surprising reunion
The Source suggests that beatness is in the eye of the beholder
No job? No personal hygiene? No permanent address? No problem. Today's rare-book trade is the sort of wild treasure hunt that can transform an ordinary hobbyist into a full-time bottom feeder.
In a pair of wretched new titles, Oliver Stone and Gus Van Sant show off their bookish sides--and it ain't pretty.
Kerouac and In Their Own Voices
PBS's The United States of Poetry tries to make verse sexy again.