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  • 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....
  • Author biographies: 5 books on Allen Ginsberg

    Author biographies: 5 books on Allen Ginsberg
    I 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...
  • Listen to 'First Party at Ken Kesey's with Hell's Angels' by Allen Ginsberg (1:03)

    Listen to  'First Party at Ken Kesey's with Hell's Angels' by Allen Ginsberg (1:03)
    Read by Sam McDonald, features reporter and music columnist. Play audio:

    7 Days: What To Do in Fairfield County This Week: 9/29/11 - 10/5/11

    7 Days:  What To Do in Fairfield County This Week: 9/29/11 - 10/5/11
    Thursday September 29 SON OF BOOGIE Marc Broussard is a Louisiana-bred soul singer from a musical family; his father, guitarist Ted Broussard of The Boogie Kings, is a respected member of the Louisiana Hall of Fame. The younger Broussard's new self-...
  • Festival of Books' diverse offerings

    Festival of Books' diverse offerings
    Poets read to rapt audiences, and authors of fiction tried to explain the creative process. Celebrity chefs lured big crowds to sit under a hot sun, and mystery writers answered questions in SRO auditoriums. There was something for almost everyone at...
  • Beat goes on at H.B. gallery

    Beat goes on at H.B. gallery
    In the shadow of Bella Terra, a photographic exhibition is underway that chronicles a lesser-known French chapter in the history of the counterculture Beat movement. Through April 21, the OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art in Huntington Beach's Old World...
  • Kerouac Before the Road: Early lost work from the Beat icon

    Kerouac Before the Road: Early lost work from the Beat icon
    The Sea is My Brother: The Lost Novel by Jack Kerouac Da Capo Press, 216 pages, $23   On the Road, the iconic novel by Jack Kerouac that has sent generations hitchhiking across America since its publication in 1957, is coming soon to a multiplex near...
  • Fug Yeah: A memoir from Ed Sanders

    Fug Yeah: A memoir from Ed Sanders
    Fug You by Ed Sanders, Da Capo, 416 pp., 200 illustrations, $26 Ed Sanders has been a cultural force in America for the past half-century. Arguably best known for his satirical rock band the Fugs and his perennially wide-selling book, The Family:...
  • An accidental author

    The poet Allen Ginsberg, who liked to work quickly, had an oft-stated theory about writing: "First thought, best thought." Michael Henderson, a Huntington Beach resident who found himself out of a job early this year, never aspired to be the next...
  • Twelve Shining Moments from the 2012 International Festival of Arts & Ideas

    Twelve Shining Moments from the 2012 International Festival of Arts & Ideas
    SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/chris/Documents/Ten%20shining%20moments%20from%20the%202012%20International%20Festival%20of%20Arts.doc I have no doubt that there were several dozen other such moments. I wasn't at every event in the festival, and...
  • 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...