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This column has moved but will not require a new name. "City Lights" — I originally thought of that title as a play on the city editor position. Now, as I move into the features editor spot, I'm reminded of from where else the inspiration came....
In the shadow of Bella Terra, a photographic exhibition is underway that chronicles a lesser-known French chapter in the history of the counterculture Beat movement. Through April 21, the OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art in Huntington Beach's Old World...
The poet Allen Ginsberg, who liked to work quickly, had an oft-stated theory about writing: "First thought, best thought." Michael Henderson, a Huntington Beach resident who found himself out of a job early this year, never aspired to be the next...
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On this date, March 25, in 1957, Allen Ginsberg helped make literary history. That's because 520 copies of his poem "Howl" were seized by U.S. Customs agents on charges of obscenity. Ginsberg and his publisher, City Lights, would fight those charges --...
An eternal fountain of adolescence, Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" went through many permutations between its point of origin, 1948, and its point of notorious, divisive publication, 1957. The best description of it came from Kerouac himself, in a journal...
Poet Marie Ponsot will be awarded the Ruth Lily Poetry Prize in June, it was announced Monday. The Ruth Lily Poetry Prize, which comes with an award of $100,000, is given to a poet for lifetime achievement. Ponsot's career began in the 1950s; her book...
Much of the time Los Angeles can feel like a huge, messy jigsaw puzzle, with pieces left out — a city that evolved by accident. Parts of it don't work, parts of it seem newly broken, parts are truly luminous — but hidden — and they all...
Lincoln MKZ: In the March 9 Business section, a review of the 2013 Lincoln MKZ said that Lincoln sold 213,000 fewer vehicles than "class-leading" Mercedes in 2012. In fact, BMW sold the most luxury passenger vehicles in the U.S. last year, about 200,000...
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It is a pleasurable thing to have drinks with Randy Albers and we have done so over the years at such saloons as, of course, the Billy Goat, as well as Stefani's 437, the Underground Wonder Bar and some joint in the South Loop whose name escapes me at the...
Daniel Radcliffe's Out magazine cover story teaches us a couple of very important things. One, he seems like a really decent guy who gets along with just about everybody when he's on a movie set. Two, he's circumcised. Radcliffe, who plays Allen...
TV WatchersThe screen debut of "Kill Your Darlings" at Sundance Film Festival has created a lot of buzz, especially for the gay love scene between Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe and former Emmaus student Dane DeHaan. Director John Krokidas' "Kill Your Darlings".......
One of the biggest problems in our politics is that people don't think for themselves. We let radio and television hosts, pundits and politicians tell us what to believe. And one of the biggest problems in our arts is that people don't enjoy for...
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