Route 66 News

Book review: “Drive the Broadway of America”

It’s not about Route 66. It’s not a book in the traditional sense. But Jeff Jensen’s “Drive the Broadway of America” (self-published, 223 pages, $30, including shipping) should greatly please Route 66ers and entice roadies to new two-lane adventures. Jensen’s…

Ghosts in the motel

There were some suggestions in the past that the historic Hotel Brunswick on Route 66 in Kingman, Ariz., was haunted. Debe Branning of Examiner.com has more specific stories about those ghostly incidents: A previous innkeeper told the MVD Ghostchasers crew…

Rock ‘n’ roll landmarks on Route 66

I just finished Chris Epting‘s 2007 book, “Led Zeppelin Crashed Here,” subtitled “The Rock and Roll Landmarks of North America.” It’s the most comprehensive book I’ve read that lists famous rock history sites, venues of noteworthy concerts, where rock musicians…

Mother Road matchmaker

The Daily Mirror in London reports today that Paul McCartney plans to marry new American girlfriend Nancy Shevell. Shevell’s divorce from her husband recently became final after she separated in 2007. The newspaper reports that McCartney’s daughter Stella has given…

“In Sight It Must Be Right”

Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert waxes ecstatic about the Steak ‘n Shake restaurant chain and his memories of the restaurant growing up in Urbana, Ill. Ebert’s whole blog entry is worth reading (as are the comments and his replies).…

A blast from “The Daily Show” past

This segment was just uploaded to the archives of the Comedy Channel’s “The Daily Show” — a younger, thinner Jon Stewart in 1999 giving his usual irreverent take on the news. This time, Stewart was poking fun at Route 66,…

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