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  • Critic's Notebook: Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road' book app is a road trip and a map to the future

    Critic's Notebook: Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road' book app is a road trip and a map to the future
    There's a certain poetic justice in the fact that "On the Road" is one of Apple's top-grossing book apps. Released on Saturday, the iPad app for Jack Kerouac's landmark novel — featuring a variety of enriched content, including commentary, maps, audio recordings and other ephemera — hit No. 4 on Apple's list on Tuesday, ahead of the Bible and T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land." That's a testament to the power of the digital project, but also to the novel, which has occupied a visionary place in the culture since it was first published in 1957. (The novel has been adapted for a new movie directed by Walter Salles and starring Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart.)
  • 'On the Road' review: They don't got the beat

    'On the Road' review: They don't got the beat
    *1/2 (out of four) Perhaps the sight of Bella—er, Kristen Stewart—in the buff will attract people to “On the Road.” Or they’ll flock to it merely because they're curious to see how Jack Kerouac’s self-indulgent 1957...

    Awkward 'Road' trips with Kristen Stewart

    Awkward 'Road' trips with Kristen Stewart
    "I was 16, 17, maybe, when I spoke with Walter for the first time," Kristen Stewart is saying about director Walter Salles, whose film version of the Jack Kerouac novel "On the Road" premiered as one of the competition titles (unawarded, as it turned out)...

    Film review: 'On the Road' to a Razzie

    Film review: 'On the Road' to a Razzie
    It's long been said that Jack Kerouac's novel "On the Road" is unfilmable. Sadly, there is little in Walter Salles' adaptation to counter that notion. Salles has displayed his filmmaking chops in (among others) “Central Station” and “...

    Movie producer Stephanie Allain named director of L.A. Film Festival

     
    Stephanie Allain takes over for Rebecca Yeldham as new director of the Los Angeles Film Festival.