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Jack Kerouac

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  • Menus and setting influence restaurant music choices

    Menus and setting influence restaurant music choices
    Chicago is no longer known for its meat-and-potatoes menus but for its innovative contemporary cuisine, and the background music in more of the city's restaurants mirrors that same creative spirit. Scott McNiece, founder of Uncanned Music, sifts through...
  • Autry museum's 'Route 66' exhibit drives influence of the road home

     Autry museum's 'Route 66' exhibit drives influence of the road home
    The postcard image is ingrained in our collective consciousness: An empty road cuts through the Mojave Desert, its inky black path stretching forward, seemingly to infinity. A lonely white signpost flanks the asphalt — "Route 66." Perhaps more...
  • For Maya Sloan, ghostwriting Jenners' YA book just part of fiction fun

    For Maya Sloan, ghostwriting Jenners' YA book just part of fiction fun
    NEW YORK — One day. That was all the time Maya Sloan allowed herself to Google reviews of the dystopian young adult novel she ghostwrote for Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Not surprisingly, Internet trolls had it out for the youngest sisters of the...
  • David Bales: He left legacy of storytelling, laughter

    David Bales: He left legacy of storytelling, laughter
    David Bales' fishing rods stand motionless in his shop; his motor boat is gone, sold to a friend after the avid fisherman became too ill to use it anymore. The longtime Winter Park commercial landscaper, outdoorsman and storyteller died April 29 from...
  • A history lesson, courtesy of that penny in your pocket

    A history lesson, courtesy of that penny in your pocket
    I’m not certain which store it was, but a few days ago I received some change back after a purchase, slipped it into my pocket and, once I got home, sorted through the coins, as is my habit. Silver coins went into one jar to be deposited later at...
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  • Doc that helped save inmate Paul Crump a must-see

    Doc that helped save inmate Paul Crump a must-see
    It is a savage and sorrowful story, the life of Paul Crump. It ended in 2002 when he was 72. He died at Chester Mental Health Center in a rural area near the banks of the Mississippi River in that southern part of Illinois known locally as Little Egypt....
  • Iain Sinclair walks in literary footsteps in 'American Smoke'

    Iain Sinclair walks in literary footsteps in 'American Smoke'
    Iain Sinclair has a terrific way with titles: Witness "Slow Chocolate Autopsy" (fiction), "Lights Out for the Territory" (nonfiction), "Flesh Eggs and Scalp Metal" (poetry). That these titles don't give much away about the books' contents is part of the...
  • Maggie Estep dies at 50; writer and spoken word artist

    Maggie Estep dies at 50; writer and spoken word artist
    With a strong push from MTV, spoken-word poetry went mainstream in the mid-1990s, and Maggie Estep was its leading lady. Dressed in black, often backed by a rock band, Estep was a sassy, slightly twisted New Yorker who wrote and performed humorous,...
  • Amiri Baraka, controversial author and activist, dies at 79

    Amiri Baraka, controversial author and activist, dies at 79
    Amiri Baraka died Thursday after weeks of failing health, a family spokeperson confirmed. He was 79. A playwright, poet, critic and activist, Baraka was one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American...
  • Robert LaVigne dies at 85; artist painted central Beat figures

    Robert LaVigne dies at 85; artist painted central Beat figures
    Robert LaVigne, an artist and set designer whose subjects and collaborators included many of the central figures of the Beat movement, including Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Robert Creeley, died Feb. 20 in Seattle. He was 85. LaVigne had been in...
  • Travel letters: A toast to San Francisco's City Lights Bookstore

    Thank you, Pico Iyer ["Still Shining," March 23]. Brilliant article about City Lights Bookstore. I have made many a pilgrimage there since college and made sure my kids visited it too. Isn't it encouraging that it is still going strong? Happy birthday,...