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Allen Ginsberg

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  • Astral Weeks: Welcome to weird America

    Astral Weeks: Welcome to weird America
    "My country is my family," writes Ricky Rice as he concludes his apologia pro vita sua -- a.k.a Victor LaValle's massive, heroically strange new novel, "Big Machine" (Spiegel & Grau: 378 pp., $25). "I like America." There's something both dissonant and...
  • Robert Frank goes from ignored to a national treasure

    Robert Frank goes from ignored to a national treasure
    Looking In Robert Frank's "The Americans" -- Expanded Edition Edited and with text by Sarah Greenough Steidl: 506 pp., $75 hardcover He was a foreigner with a camera, a young artist newly arrived on the streets of Manhattan from the Old World,...
  • Retracing Jack Kerouac's rocky road

    Retracing Jack Kerouac's rocky road
    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,...
  • 'The Harvard Psychedelic Club' by Don Lattin

    'The Harvard Psychedelic Club' by Don Lattin
    The Patience Stone Atiq Rahimi Translated from the French by Polly McLean Other Press: 160 pp., $16.95 Books have many incarnations. Some come back as plays or movies. If they have questionable karma, they come back as paperback remainders or Saturday...
  • The ballad of a classic guitar shop

    The ballad of a classic guitar shop
    Most Southland music fans know McCabe's Guitar Shop for the innumerable folk, country, blues, jazz and world-music concerts presented over the decades in the tiny back stockroom that can hold about 150 folding chairs when all the instrument cases are...
  • James Franco sells Sunset Strip-area home for $3.3 million

    James Franco sells Sunset Strip-area home for $3.3 million
    Update: Actor James Franco, who plays Allen Ginsberg in the 2010 film "Howl," has sold his Sunset Strip-area compound for $3.3 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The Spanish-style villa, built in 1923, has three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms...
  • Jon Hamm will 'Howl'

    Jon Hamm, used to working with "Mad Men," will work for a mad man. Hamm has signed on to play defense lawyer Jake Ehrlich in the Allen Ginsberg biopic "Howl," according to Variety. The movie follows Ginsberg's 1957 obscenity trial, based on phrases in...
  • 'The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess' by Andrei Codrescu

    The Posthuman Dada Guide Tzara & Lenin Play Chess Andrei Codrescu Princeton University Press: 238 pp., $16.95 paper The job is gone, the 401(k) is gutted, college tuition is due, and "Grey's Anatomy" is a shadow of its former self. Can't decide...
  • Black Widow hopes to snare buyer

    Black Widow hopes to snare buyer
    Blond bombshell turned Black Widow Scarlett Johansson, who will take over the role of Natasha Romanoff in the superhero film sequel " Iron Man 2" due out in May, has listed her walled and gated Spanish villa in the Hollywood Hills for $4.95 million....
  • "The Smithsonian Institution" by Gore Vidal

    In 1948, still in his early 20s, having already published two quite creditable works of fiction, Gore Vidal made literary history with "The City and the Pillar," the first mainstream American novel to treat homosexual desire as a natural, if not exactly...