In his beautifully written new travel memoir, “The Longest Way Home,” actor-director Andrew McCarthy casts himself as a modern-day Odysseus, struggling to get back to his own patiently waiting Penelope – the soon-to-be wife he identifies as “D.”
The long-awaited adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s important – some would say pretentious – novel “On the Road” hits the big screen in December. Will it make Brad Pitt-ish Garrett Hedlund – in the pivotal role of Dean Moriarty – a star at last?
What is it about the road that beckons, that stretches out – teasingly, tantalizingly — before us?
What if there were no free will? That’s the thesis behind “Free Will” (Free Press), a provocative little tome by Sam Harris, everyone’s favorite atheist now that Christopher Hitchens has gone to meet his, er, non-Maker.