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Nowhere to go but everywhere

Jack Kerouac‘s now iconic road novel has been mined by writers and artists for a generation. In the last year alone, we’ve seen two major films. But for my money, the best recent riff on the classic Beat novel is … Continue reading

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Brando Blanked Kerouac

In 1957, Jack Kerouac wrote to Marlon Brando begging him to buy the film rights to his novel On the Road and to turn it into a movie. Kerouac pitched the idea that Brando could play Dean Moriarty and that … Continue reading

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