Jack Kerouac

The War on Drugs began in the 1930s when the director of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics launched a scare campaign equating pot with heroin and convinced Congress to outlaw marijuana. Martin Torgoff’s Bop Apocalypse: Jazz, Race, The Beats, ... more

Feb 21, 2017 2:02 PM Books

Whatlink could exist between Charlie Chaplin and Iggy Pop? Don’t forget: Pop gainedprominence in a band called The Stooges, which suggests a chain of cause andeffect. In Slapstick Modernism: Chaplin to Kerouac to Iggy Pop (published.. more

Aug 9, 2016 2:30 PM I Hate Hollywood

 Oscar-nominateddirector Jerry Aronson’s 1993 documentary, The Life and Times of AllenGinsberg , is out in a DVD set with six additional hours of bonus material. Thechronicle runs deep into his last years as Ginsberg, clad in suit-and-t.. more

Jun 29, 2013 3:27 PM I Hate Hollywood

Drawing from his brief service in the Merchant Marines, Jack Kerouac wrote The Sea Is My Brother in the 1940s. Discovered recently among his papers, Kerouac's long-lost first novel has finally been brought to print by Da Capo Press... more

Apr 9, 2012 12:00 AM Books

<p> According to the smug opening narration, Ken Kesey \"lit the fuse for the explosion of the \'60s,\"&mdash;never mind the Beatles, Dylan or Martin Luther King, Jr. But once past the intro and into the heart of <em>Magic Trip</em>, you\'ll find.. more

Mar 29, 2012 11:50 AM I Hate Hollywood

The touring company Cirque Dreams puts a seasonal spin on Cirque du Soleil-styled revues with its latest production, Holidaze . Featured are the usual assortment of acrobats, dancers and aerialists, who this time don snowmen more

Nov 20, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

The band Cake has traditionally anchored the Riverside’s annual New Year’s Eve blowout, but this year the venue upgraded to a fresher, more relevant headliner: the Austin indie-rock group Spoon. The band ends 2009 as one of the most prolifi... more

Dec 31, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Camel rides, belly dancers, Middle Eastern cooking demonstrations and Arabic karaoke are among the highlights this weekend’s Arab World Fest at the Summerfest Grounds. Cultural activities abound: Gorge on shish kebab, hummus and baba ghanou... more

Aug 9, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee