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On Making Sense of the World at Jack Kerouac's Directive

Reading Kerouac, I saw in living flesh all of the Cody Pomerays, Dean Moriartys, Sal Paradises, and Alvah Goldbooks in each and every sailor I bunked with, each and all from every corner of America, revealing all and true as only comrades can do in the cocoon of shared experience.

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Pacific Hell Amid Days of Heaven: Terrence Malick's 'The Thin Red Line'

PopMatters' Paul Maher speaks with cast and crew about what went into Terrence Malick's million-and-a-half feet of film (250 hours) that would become The Thin Red Line (re-released on DVD by Criterion, 28 September 2010).

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Grove/Atlantic

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Manly Love: Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg's Letters

Kerouac and Ginsberg are cosmic twins borne from Whitman’s Universal skull, bonded as comrades, cerebrally-joined as poets -- but it will sour for Kerouac when Ginsberg uses his poetic voice as a political trump card.

Music

Evolving Lifeforms: Interview with Plants and Animals' Matthew Woodley

PopMatters' Paul Maher talks to Plants and Animals own Matthew Woodley about the evolution of the band's sound and their latest release, La La Land.

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Viking Adult (July 8, 2010)

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The Calm Before Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life'

With The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick, the mysterious director no one knew about save for film buffs, will be on the tip of everybody's tongue come the awards season of 2011.

Paul Maher
Music

The Rise of the Smoke Fairies

The Smoke Fairies stake their claim with a unique eclectic blend of blues and folk, laced with soulful harmonic shiverings of emotive lyrics.

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Music For Heroes


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