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  • The Reading Life: Interviewing William Burroughs

     
    A newly published interview of William Burroughs by his friend Allen Ginsberg reminds book critic David L. Ulin of the time he went to Kansas to talk to Burroughs, a notoriously opaque interview subject....
  • William S. Burroughs' lost graphic novel coming in 2011

     
    The long-lost graphic novel by William S. Burroughs and Malcolm McNeil will be published in 2011, Fantagraphics announced Wednesday. The Seattle-based publisher will release "Ah Pook Is Here" in a package with McNeil's memoir of working with Burroughs,...
  • James Franco brings 'Howl' to life, aurally

     
    This 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......
  • Weekend Movies: 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,' the Zack Snyder owl movie, 'You Again'

     
    As we bide our time until "The Social Network" hits theaters on Oct. 1, here's what we've got in theaters this weekend: "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps": After early buzz, the Michael Douglas/Shia LaBeouf-starring Oliver Stone sequel sits at a not-...
  • Brand X Files: Katy Perry's 'SNL' Elmo gag. Sufjan Stevens streams. How to fight bears.

     
    Katy Perry wears 'Elmo' shirt on 'SNL': The singer made light of her "Sesame Street" controversy while appearing as musical guest on the sketch comedy -- and showing off her cleavage. Avert your eyes, preschoolers! [TV Squad] Octomom 'struggling' to pay...
  • Reading 'Howl' at 'Howl'

     
    By the time they got to the Holy-Holy-Holy part, the 50 poets and fans who'd assembled for a group reading of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" had worked up lots of momentum. Voices raised together, arms thrust in the air, people stamped.......
  • James Franco's buying spree

     
    On Tuesday, D.J. Waldie sent around an e-mail announcing that James Franco had bought the rights to "Holy Land," Waldie's memoir of growing up in Lakewood in the 1950s. New housing tracts! Fallout shelters! Strange neighbors! Suburban ennui! According to....
  • Hemingway's: For whom the bar tolls

     
    It's past midnight on a recent Friday night in Hollywood and Johnny Zander, owner of Hemingway's, is agitated. He's concerned that his new place, which is themed around writer Ernest Hemingway, is too crowded. Earlier in the evening, Teen Vogue's Young...
  • “Howl” — the Enzian is getting it, maybe next week

     
    Chatting with Matthew Curtis over at the Enzian, and he tossed this title out as one the art theater hopes to shoehorn in there within the next few weeks. It's the all-star Allen Ginsberg obscenity trial drama, “Howl,” taking its title from...
  • Creative-writing MFA student to co-host the Oscars

     
    James Franco will co-host the 83rd annual Oscar telecast on Feb. 27 with Anne Hathaway, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday. Although most of the world knows Hathaway and Franco as talented young actors who can......
  • Movie Review: Howl

     
    The 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...
  • James Franco's 'Maybe I'm just gay' -- and why we love it

     
    James Franco played up his sexual ambiguity and his affinity for gay characters. "Or, you know what," James Franco said, "maybe I'm just gay."...