Jack Kerouac

The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Legendary Letter that Inspired Kerouac to Write 'On the Road' Is Going Up for Auction

The 40,000-word letter by Neal Cassady is said to have inspired Kerouac to adopt his electric, spontaneous style was believed to have been lost forever.
River Donaghey
5.19.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Some Book Nerds Made an Interactive Map of the Most Famous Road Trips in American Literature

It plots out the trips of everyone from Kerouac to Steinbeck to Cheryl Strayed.
River Donaghey
7.22.15
Travel

I Thought Becoming Jack Kerouac Would Cure My Depression

There are moments in <i>On the Road</i> when the author seems cured of his own mental health issues, so I figured that a freewheeling, weed-smoking experience might have the same effect on me.
James Nolan
11.13.14
This Week in Teens

Fall Is Here and Teens Are Still Lighting Themselves on Fire

The first leaves are turning color. Like a teen's body, the weather is going through changes. But even as time passes, some weird stunts are apparently too tempting to resist.
Hanson O'Haver
9.19.14
taji's mahal

Abstract Expressionist Leslie Alfred Created Art with Jack Kerouac. Now He Makes Art with Photoshop

Abstract expressionist Alfred Leslie's new 'Pixel Scores' series explores Photoshop, New York City, and 'The Maltese Falcon.'
Taji Ameen
3.30.14
Stuff

Remembering My Friend Carolyn Cassady, Late Queen of the Beat Poets

Carolyn, who died last Friday, September 20th at the age of 90, loved throwing rocks at the Beat industry from the sidelines. She was an arch Anglophile, who was the widow of the man who inspired <i>On the Road</i> and Allen Ginsberg’s early poetry...
Phil Hebblethwaite
9.25.13