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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....
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...
Tags: Photography, Buddhism, Stanford University, LSD, Politics
Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe Poetry Lesson Andrei Codrescu Princeton University Press: 128 pp., $19.95 This book, with its punishing, dread-inspiring title and pleading skeleton on the cover, is actually one of the funniest, most irreverent you'll read this year. Part memoir,...
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......
Harold Norse, a San Francisco poet often associated with the Beats, who was mentor or peer to many of the greatest talents in 20th century American literature, including Tennessee Williams, James Baldwin, Allen Ginsberg and Charles Bukowski, has died....
Tags: W.H. Auden, New York, Poetry, Gays and Lesbians, Jack Kerouac
Chicago Tribune reporterSAN FRANCISCO—"There's a little bit of everywhere in San Francisco." So says a wise cabdriver at the end of a perfect weekend in this international city. With a population of 808,850, San Francisco is relatively small but mighty: The entire city is...
Tags: Restaurants, Culture, Bars and Clubs, Viniculture, Pacific Ocean
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterJack Kerouac slept where? Fifty years ago this month, the Beat Generation writer's novel "On the Road" hit bookstores, its story told in breathless, jazz-inflected cadences, its plot lifted from the author's life. The plot follows two friends and their...
Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poem, "Underwear," begins, "I didn't get much sleep last night thinking about underwear." The recent statutes outlawing public display of undergarments passed by several Louisiana towns (and being considered in Georgia, New...
Tags: Louisiana, California, Jean Harlow, Social Issues, Joan Crawford
LOS ANGELES, April 28, 2006 – The Los Angeles Times presented its annual Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement and honored nine Book Prize winners during its 26th annual Book Prizes ceremony, April 28 at UCLA's Royce Hall. Joan Didion, renowned as...
Tags: Science, Health, University of Chicago, California, Politics
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