Katie Orphan follows the path of Jack Kerouac northward along California's winding coastline.
Cork, Ireland: The Place of Literature in a City Rising
While Cork, Ireland is a city transformed by globalization and gentrification, it's literary figures still reinforce the city's distinct feel.
Drinking with the Ghost: John Fante in Los Angeles, CA
Katie Orphan heads to LA's famous King Eddy Saloon to reflect upon the works of John Fante and the changing landscape of Downtown Los Angeles.
Drinking with the Ghost: Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen in Portugal
On a recent trip to Porto, Portugal Katie Orphan reads and reflects on Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen's collection of short stories, "Exemplary Tales."
By Alex Cocotas I first visited Berlin in March 2008. The highlight of my trip was the Alternative Berlin Tour. …
Are Literary Festivals the New Coffeehouses?
By Justin Lancy This weekend, the 13th annual Ubud Writers & Readers Festival gets underway — bringing together a mix …
By Alex Cocotas Berlin is a waiting room. Last week we went to a dinner party. There were Syrians, Israelis, …