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  • Whoa dude, it's the Grateful Dead with Washington and Lincoln

     
    Dennis Larkins can be forgiven his feeling of déjà-vu, as he strolls through the new Grateful Dead exhibit at the New York Historical Society. Thirty years ago, he and Peter Barsotti created an iconic poster for the band’s 1980 shows......
  • James Franco puts his 1923 Spanish-style villa on the market for $3,695,000

    James Franco puts his 1923 Spanish-style villa on the market for $3,695,000
    Actor James Franco has listed his Sunset Strip-area compound for $3,695,000. The Spanish-style villa, built in 1923, has three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in 4,000 square feet. There are vaulted and beamed ceilings, city views, an open floor plan and...
  • James Franco lists home (Goblin glider not included)

    James Franco lists home (Goblin glider not included)
    Actor James Franco, who starred as Harry Osborn -- the New Green Goblin -- in "Spider-Man," has listed his Sunset Strip-area compound for $3,695,000. The Spanish-style villa, built in 1923, has three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in 4,000 square feet....
  • Site of Venice West Cafe, Beat Generation hangout, designated city landmark

     
    The Los Angeles City Council on Friday approved a new city landmark -- a Venice building that from 1958 to 1966 was a hangout for disciples of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and other Beat Generation pioneers who planted the seeds......
  • Ann Powers: Simon's last supper, and Lee's chance to sing for his

     
    What would you put on the menu for your last meal? The French dignitary Francois Mitterrand, about to expire from stomach cancer, famously ingested an endangered songbird. Joan of Arc received Holy Communion. Allen Ginsberg sipped at a bowl of fish...
  • Art review: Alice Neel at L.A. Louver

     
    When Alice Neel was under FBI investigation in the 1950s, her file described her as a “romantic Bohemian type Communist.” Far more revealing than the Red Scare classification was Neel’s purported interest in having the agents who interviewed her...
  • Peter Orlovsky, poet and partner of Allen Ginsberg, has died

     
    Peter 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."......
  • Bill Murray's poetry parade

     
    On 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......
  • A few casting suggestions in advance of the upcoming Jerry Garcia biopic

     
    Hopefully, it will be more "American Beauty," than "Hell in a Bucket" but according to an article in today's Variety, a biopic on Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia appears to be heading down the golden road to unlimited devotion. After......
  • 20 classic works of gay literature

     
    Today U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker struck down Proposition 8, ruling that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry. Proposition 8 was a 2008 ballot initiative that banned gay marriage in California. Both sides had said......
  • John Adams tries to find the words

    When John Adams, the celebrated composer who is to his adopted California as Sibelius is to Finland, decided to write a memoir of his life and music, he realized there was virtually no model for his project. "Most composers," he said over lunch at an...
  • Turn It Up

    Turn It Up
    TÊTE-à-TÊTE: GREG KURSTIN Think of him as a Swiss Army knife of the music industry. This Los Angeles–based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer has worked with artists as diverse as Ben Harper, Jane’s Addiction, Kylie Minogue and Pink. His most...