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  • Paperback Writers: What made Dylan roar?

    Paperback Writers: What made Dylan roar?
    The Welsh poet Dylan Thomas died in New York on Nov. 9, 1953, at age 39. Already a celebrity, Thomas was turned into a legend. Did he die as a result of 18 double whiskies drunk neat in the White Horse Tavern? Or was the cause half a grain of morphine...
  • 'Stories Done: Writings on the 1960s and Its Discontents' by Mikal Gilmore

    'Stories Done: Writings on the 1960s and Its Discontents' by Mikal Gilmore
    The revolution -- the one that took place in the 1960s -- was in fact televised. The music, the antiwar movement, the drug culture and the social upheaval of the era became major benefactors of the first wave of saturation media coverage. To the...
  • Review: Patti Smith and Philip Glass call up Allen Ginsberg's spirit

    Review: Patti Smith and Philip Glass call up Allen Ginsberg's spirit
  • 'The Lincoln Anthology' edited by Harold Holzer, 'The Best American History Essays on Lincoln' edited by Sean Wilentz, Ronald C. White's biography 'A. Lincoln' and others

    'The Lincoln Anthology' edited by Harold Holzer, 'The Best American History Essays on Lincoln' edited by Sean Wilentz, Ronald C. White's biography 'A. Lincoln' and others
    It was Tuesday, May 30, 1922, the day of the dedication of the solemn and splendid memorial to Abraham Lincoln in Washington, and the ceremony on the Mall featured speeches by President Warren Harding and Chief Justice William Howard Taft. The most...
  • '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...
  • 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 joys of clay pot cooking

    The joys of clay pot cooking
    I don't think I've ever met a clay cooking pot I didn't like . . . or want to own. And I have more than 100 clay pots of every size in my kitchen to prove it: Moroccan tagines, Proven├žal daubieres, Spanish cazuelas, Italian bean pots, Turkish guvecs...
  • Ground level

    | This is the first in an occasional series of walking tours that The Times' architecture critic will be taking with writers, artists, designers and others who see the L.A. cityscape in unusual or provocative ways. On an L.A. wavelength * To urban blogger...
  • He's San Francisco's pugilistic poet, for better or verse

    He's San Francisco's pugilistic poet, for better or verse
    August Kleinzahler gets into fights at poetry readings. Once, in Ireland, he traded insults with a host he found verbose. At a reading in a New York bar, he told a noisy drunk to shut his trap. Fists flew after the guy made a crack about Kleinzahler's...
  • Seeking Establishment recognition of Beat hangout's importance

    Seeking Establishment recognition of Beat hangout's importance
    From 1958 to 1966, the Venice West Cafe served as a gathering place for disciples of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and the other pioneers of the Beat Generation who planted the seeds of L.A.'s counterculture movement. Ray Manzarek, keyboardist for the...
  • 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...
  • Five Actors Will 'Howl' with 'Pineapple Express' Star

    David Strathairn, Alan Alda, Jeff Daniels, Mary-Louise Parker and Paul Rudd are set to join James Franco in "Howl." Oscar-winning documentarians Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman will make their narrative writing-directing-producing debuts on the...