Latino novelist finds real woman behind iconic Jack Kerouac’s “Mexican girl”

Originally posted on NBC Latino:
Poet, novelist, and performance artist Tim Z. Hernandez is receiving critical acclaim for Mañana Means Heaven, a novel based on the life of Bea Franco, the “Mexican Girl” in the American Beatnik generation classic, “On the Road.”  The iconic writer Jack Kerouac has a chapter about the time he spent…

The Invisible Literary Movement of One Direction Fanfiction

Today I watched After in a movie theater filled with 50 teens making farting noises and running up and down the stairs. It was a little terrible. But I’m happy I finally got to see After after having to cancel on two different showtimes. Obviously there are huge problems with the movie version (see my last post), … More The Invisible Literary Movement of One Direction Fanfiction

One Direction Fanfiction Made Into A Movie

Fanfiction is an extremely popular source of entertainment that caters to extremely specific desires of people who spend their time adoring a certain band, cast, actor, film, or anyone else. If you have never read fanfiction, chances are you don’t know anything about Wattpad, a platform that allows writers their writing for free online. That’s … More One Direction Fanfiction Made Into A Movie

How I Graduated from UCLA in Three Years

First of all, it’s not uncommon to graduate from UCLA in three years. Some non-transfer students enter undergrad with lots of credits from community college that apply to their major, and some students have short majors. Some students take lots of summer school classes, and some students take extra classes during the school year. I … More How I Graduated from UCLA in Three Years