| Aug 31, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Ryan Adams releases a new single, "Lucky Now." Ryan Adams' song sports the bummed-out acoustic intimacy of his solo reputation-maker "Heartbreaker."...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Banned Books week begins today, runs through October 30, and includes everything from challenged children's books to banned erotica....
| May 22, 2011
1974: Unhappy at summer camp, I holed up in my bunk and read Philip Roth's "Portnoy's Complaint" and Bernard Malamud's "The Natural." The camp might have been awful, but the books were anything but.
1980: In June, I attended a writers conference at UC...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 2:01 PM
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's office reports the arrest of 30-year-old Henry Miller of Knoxville TN on numerous charges; Driving Under Suspension, Possession of Marijuana, Leaving the scene of an accident and of FTA Battery of Police Officer.
| Oct 23, 2010
| 5:40 PM
As I turned "Medicare eligible" this year, I have been reflecting more and more about the time I have left on this planet. Maybe we all should — no matter how old we are. So I thought I would share some of my reflections with you. I know as you read...
| Nov 12, 2010
| 12:00 PM
INDIANAPOLIS-- In the new Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library there is an artifact that, despite being on display, will never truly be seen.
It's an unopened letter that Kurt Vonnegut Sr., sent his son Kurt Jr. while the younger Vonnegut was serving in...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 11:45 AM
"It is here at Big Sur that I first learned how to say Amen!" — Henry Miller
Moody fog rolls over the mountains to kiss the ocean on California's Big Sur coast.
The feeling of enormity hits you in waves as you drive along California Highway 1,...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 2:06 PM
When Megan Malloy was in middle school at Sierra Vista in Irvine, her music teacher took his students to see a production of "Blast," which combined elements of a marching band with dance and Broadway-style razzle-dazzle.
Meggie, as her friends and...
| Jul 25, 2010
In 1939, with Europe already sinking into World War II, 46-year-old Henry Miller left Paris, knowing that a cycle of his life had come to an end. As an expatriate in Paris he'd found his voice, and published the novels — "Tropic of Cancer," "Black...
| Feb 7, 2010
In the late 1980s, when I was a graduate student working on short stories and flirting with the idea of a novel, I came across an essay that was being passed around my circle of friends. It was titled "Writing in the Cold: The First Ten Years," and the...
| Jun 4, 2010
Joseph Strick, an independent filmmaker who brought James Joyce's "Ulysses" to the big screen and won an Academy Award for best documentary short subject for "Interviews with My Lai Veterans," has died. He was 86.
Strick died of congestive heart...
| Sep 4, 2009
CSUN English professor
Charles Kaplan, 90, the first chairman of the English department at what is now Cal State Northridge, died Aug. 22 of congestive heart failure at Dubose Wellness Center in Chapel Hill, N.C., said Jean Kaplan...