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Jacket CopyGeorge Whitman, the legendary founder of the Paris bookshop and literary institution Shakespeare & Co., died Wednesday at age 98....
Jacket CopyJack Kerouc's On the Road app opens up the iconic work of literature digitally, writes LA Times book critic David L. Ulin....
Jacket CopyBanned Books week begins today, runs through October 30, and includes everything from challenged children's books to banned erotica....
Jacket CopyThis weekend, "Howl" opens in New York and San Francisco. It's the story of Allen Ginsberg, his iconic beat poem and the legal battle that followed its publication. The movie, written and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, opens......
Frankly My Dear - Orlando SentinelThe sometimes exuberant James Franco makes for an oddly muted Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in “Howl,” an all-star cast bio-pic about Ginsberg's most famous poem and the 1957 obscenity trial it provoked. Documentary filmmakers Rob Epstein and...
Jacket CopyIt's Lawrence Ferlinghetti's 92nd birthday. Happy birthday to the Beat icon!...
Jacket CopyAuthors and politicians support library-funding Measure L; cops don't....
Jacket CopyElmore Leonard will receive PEN USA's lifetime achievement award at a December ceremony, the organization announced today. Leonard is the author of 43 novels; his most recent, "Road Dogs," was an L.A. Times bestseller. His fiction -- with swift prose........
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......
Tribune reporterUnderneath the Chicago Cultural Center, tucked in a corner of the subterranean pedway system, lies the new home of the Poetry Center of Chicago. At the center's grand opening on Saturday, board president Arica Hilton seemed giddy about the new space....
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There are those who return to Jack Kerouac just to get lost in the ride. Not across lonesome America but in the serpentine locomotion of his prose. It's the music of the page: long blasts of blue-streak narrative that don't yield to periods, semicolons,...
Michael J. Ybarra, a former Times reporter who had recently chronicled his extreme-sports adventures for the Wall Street Journal, was killed in a mountain-climbing fall over the weekend on the edge of Yosemite National Park. He was 45. A veteran...
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