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Tribune reporterI recently saw the film "Howl," which is about Allen Ginsberg's poem of the same name, and I was once again blown away by my lack of knowledge on famous authors whom I really thought I knew - in this case it was Ginsberg. The movie has four separate, yet...
Poets read to rapt audiences, and authors of fiction tried to explain the creative process. Celebrity chefs lured big crowds to sit under a hot sun, and mystery writers answered questions in SRO auditoriums. There was something for almost everyone at...
Tags: Laurence Sterne, Poetry, Entertainment, Music, Festive Events
Los Angeles Times Book Critic"Just Kids," which won the National Book Award for nonfiction Wednesday night, is a reminder that Patti Smith has always had more than making records on her mind. Such a sensibility has defined her work since her debut album "Horses" came out in 1975,...
Tags: Poetry, Patti Smith, Music, Entertainment, Robert Mapplethorpe
I don't think I've ever met a clay cooking pot I didn't like . . . or want to own. And I have more than 100 clay pots of every size in my kitchen to prove it: Moroccan tagines, Provençal daubieres, Spanish cazuelas, Italian bean pots, Turkish guvecs...
Los Angeles Times Book CriticFall, it seems, starts earlier every year. Certainly, that's true of publishing: Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom" — arguably the big book of the season — has been a topic of discussion since mid-August, while other anticipated titles (Tom...
Special to the Los Angeles Times"No one ever seems to go in or out of that building," says Sean Wilentz, pointing out Princeton's Nassau Hall, a campus landmark old enough to have been held by the British during the Revolutionary War. It's appropriate that this eminent American...
Reading Rudolph Wurlitzer's novels is like watching a road movie backward. In his 1969 underground classic, "Nog," the narrator drifts across an amorphous terrain on which his shifting identity molds itself like soft clay. Rather than buttressing his...
Culture MonsterWhen Alice Neel was under FBI investigation in the 1950s, her file described her as a âromantic Bohemian type Communist.â Far more revealing than the Red Scare classification was Neelâs purported interest in having the agents who interviewed her...
Jacket CopyPeter Orlovsky, longtime partner of Allen Ginsberg and a poet in his own right, died May 30 in Vermont of lung cancer. He was 76. Orlovsky met Ginsberg in San Francisco in 1954, before Ginsberg wrote his seminal poem, "Howl."......
Jacket CopyOn this day of thanks, I'd like to say thank you for an American writer I still treasure. Oh, you can complain about his romanticism, about his self-destructive alcoholism, about his inability to get beyond his initial massive success with......
Jacket CopyOn June 14, the Poets House in New York hosts its annual benefit poetry walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. As participants cross the bridge, they'll be treated to readings by work by Langston Hughes, Marianne Moore, Brooklyn poet Walt Whitman......
Pop & HissBebop and beat intersect in an uneven pairing of musicians and poets. It was difficult to know what to expect going into the Night of the Beats concert at Disney Hall on Tuesday night. In this final performance in the......
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