On the Road

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Austin Mahone - IZOD Center - 8/20/14

    Better Than: Those summer nostalgia tours featuring the d-list pop rock bands of yesteryear. (Do we really need you, Spacehog?) When asked to list the loudest sounds on earth, most people have similar answers: explosions at wartime, the constant and consistent shrill of ambulance sirens, jet engine ... More >>

  • Film

    October 16, 2013
  • Voice Choices

    September 11, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Walter White's Mixtape: The Best Songs About Meth

    Where there be drugs, there be songs. The Velvets will rhapsodize their smack, Redman will tell you How to Roll A Blunt... musicians just can't help writing odes to the junk that messes 'em up. But where is the Meth songbook? The charts aren't exactly packed with serenades to the meth experience. Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    World's Saddest Self-Help Book Teaches You How to Live in Your Car

    Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. Car Living: How to Make it a Successful, Safe, and Sane Experience Author: A.J. Archer Date: 1999 Publisher: Touchstone Adventures, Oregon Discovered at: Thrift ... More >>

  • News

    April 3, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    For the Love of Lit: Our Five Best Book Events This Week

    I Like Your Glasses: Literary Speed Dating Housing Works Bookstore Tonight, 7pm, $10 Your skepticism is justified. People with the rock-solid attention spans and copious alone time required to really bunker down to some hardcore reading tend to be the very same who run for the stacks when faced with ... More >>

  • Film

    January 16, 2013
  • Film

    December 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    Kristen Stewart's New Costar Wasn't Intimidated By The Sex Scenes

    There's a lot of sex in On The Road, director Walter Salles' adaptation of Jack Kerouac's classic semi-autobiographical post-war drifter novel from the Beat generation. It's in cars, in fields, and even in beds. It's with men, women, and men and women. They're Beating it, all right. At a special ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Elliott Stein, 1928 - 2012

    By Nick Pinkerton Elliott Stein, a longtime contributor to The Village Voice, as well as

  • Voice Choices

    September 19, 2012


    Kerouac’s friend tells all

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Daniel Radcliffe Is Playing The Same Gay Icon James Franco Played

    Harry Potter is going gay. Daniel Radcliffe just wrapped the movie Kill Your Darlings, which involves a murder that brings together renowned Beat Generation writers like Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, and Allen Gisnberg. And Radcliffe plays Ginsberg.

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2012

    Under the Toque: Daniel Humm's Mercedes Benz Picnic; Danny Bowien On Losing Weight

    Daniel Humm, of Eleven Madison Park, has partnered up with Mercedes Benz to create a five-course "On the Road" menu. The upscale picnic lunch was inspired by the 2013 SL Roadster. [Eater] Grub Street does a interview with Danny Bowien, who is living healthier now that he's in New York: "I did a pho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    The Top 3.5 Hip-Hop Songs Of The Week

    The worst result of 21st-century technological advances, at least from a musical point of view, is the dual proliferation of DIY recording equipment and social media, allowing millions of—notice the quotation marks—"musicians" to flood inboxes, festival backpacks, Facebook timelines and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    A Quick Look at Jamie Bissonnette & Ken Oringer's Boston Restaurant Coppa

    Coppa's beef heart, bone marrow, lovage, and grated horseradish pizza -- and you can't get anything quite like it here. [See More On the Road: Robert in Kansas City | Weirdest Food Truck in San Francisco News on Eater that the celebrated Boston chefs Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer had their he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Gold, Meehan, and Me Invade KC

    The brisket burnt-edges sandwich at Gates Bar B.Q. [See More On the Road: Weird Food Truck in San Francisco | Watermelon Shop in Texas! | Delicious Kansas City Oddball Burgers] The last week of April, Peter Meehan, Jonathan Gold, and I went to Kansas City for three days of binge eating. The conve ... More >>

  • Theater

    April 25, 2012

    An Early History of Fire Goes on the Road to 1962

    The New Group premieres the latest from David Rabe

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Literary Lushes: Our 10 Favorite Book (and Play)-Writing Boozers

    Tom PalumboJack Kerouac, on the road somewhere ...​ For many authors over the years, alcohol has been nearly as important a writing tool as pen, paper, poverty, and loneliness. Some have speculated that hard drinking and prolific writing might have similar genetic roots. Another theory is that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Did HRC Drive Off with the NOM Defector's Marriage Equality Tour?

    Did HRC steal the name or idea for their bus tour from the NOM defector, or is it a coincidence?​Last week, we broke the story that Kitty Lambert, one of the very first lesbians legally married in New York State, would be joining NOM defector Louis Marinelli, once a staunch opponent of gay mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    The American Dream & Hunter Thompson's 'Fear & Loathing'

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 13, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 28 The American Dream & Hunter Thompson's 'Fear & Loathing' By Lucian K. Truscott IV I was in the market for a used motorcycle a few weeks ago. Not a big one, but not a puny one, either: perhaps a 350 Hond ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Live: Vetiver Take It Easy at the Bowery Ballroom

    "We're precautious," Vetiver frontman Andy Cabic announced in his velvety near-whisper from the Bowery Ballroom stage to a sparse but appreciative Sunday night crowd. No doubt most indie rockers with deep pockets were uptown at Radio City Music Hall with Bon Iver, David Byrne, and Feist for the Dark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Bourdain Gets Honest About Batali-Paltrow Show

    Yes, in case you hadn't noticed, I'm a bit of a fan of one Anthony Bourdain and his brutal, witty honesty that lacks the contrivance of other brutal wits (Toby Young, thinking of you). Today, everyone's noting some amusing comment Bourdain made about Alice Waters in a recent interview. But we were e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Beyond the Beat Generation

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 15, 1960, Vol. VI, No. 7 Beyond the Beat Generation By John Fles Any writer who hasn't been profoundly affected by the literary revolution of the past four years is either blind, impotent, or both. The rebellion of Allen Ginsberg i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2008

    Willie Nelson For President! The Redheaded Stranger at Radio City

    Willie not at Radio City, photo by Auld Rasmie Willie Nelson Radio City Music Hall September 25th Williemania is awesome. At a sold-out Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, Willie Nelson—two years older and way cooler than John McCain—delivered a show that was equally bro-down, girls night, hipp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2008

    John Berryman, Muse to The Hold Steady: Not News, Barely True

    Mediabistro book blog GalleyCat today produces a 'John Berryman Rock & Roll Concordance,' rounding up four (three, of course, making the trend) "indie rock songs" that reference John Berryman: The Hold Steady's "Stuck Between Stations," Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds's "We Call Upon The Author," Clap You ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2008

    Allen Ginsberg on 'The Dharma Bums'

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 12, 1958, Vol. IV, No. 3 The Dharma Bums A novel by Jack Kerouac. Viking Press, $3.95. By Allen Ginsberg A few facts to clear up a lot of bull. "On the Road" was written around 1950, in the space of several weeks, mostly on b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2008

    Jack Kerouac Live at the Vanguard

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 25, 1957, Vol. III, No. 9 Jack Kerouac: Off the Road, Into the Vanguard By Howard Smith Out front the J.J. Johnson Quartet heats up the buzzing, jammed-in, packed house to a supercharged, pregnant pitch. In a back alcove, near t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2008

    Jack Kerouac's Favorite Book

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 18, 1957, Vol. II, No. 47 Back to the Village By Jerry Tallmer Jack Kerouac, the Greenwich Village writer who (with Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso), had to go to San Francisco to become a San Francisco writer and get famous, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2007

    Yaeger to Kerouac: 'Hey, You Old Dharma Bum!'

    Today, Lynn Yaeger uses her column to write an open letter of sorts to Jack Kerouac, just to let him know how his image has made its way into today's high fashion. Hogan, the leather brand, has designed the "Jack Kerouac Project" to celebrate the 50th anniversary of On the Road. This is perhaps th ... More >>