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  • Harold Norse dies at 92; Beat poet was a literary beacon in the gay community

    Harold Norse, a San Francisco poet often associated with the Beats, who was mentor or peer to many of the greatest talents in 20th century American literature, including Tennessee Williams, James Baldwin, Allen Ginsberg and Charles Bukowski, has died....
  • FrancEyE dies at 87; prolific Santa Monica poet

    Frances Dean Smith, a Santa Monica poet known as FrancEyE who was inspired by Charles Bukowski, lived with him and had a child with him in the 1960s, has died. She was 87. Smith, who had been living in a nursing home in San Rafael, Calif., died June 2 at...
  • John Fante's great gift to Los Angeles

    John Fante's great gift to Los Angeles
    Cruelty, racism, poverty, lies, perversity and oversexed self-delusion: Could this be the stuff of the most lyrical love letter ever addressed to the City of Angels? Yes, and it is "Ask the Dust," the 1939 novel by the late John Fante, who was born 100...
  • James Ellroy details his search for love in Playboy

    James Ellroy details his search for love in Playboy
    It's the kind of house Hancock Park is famous for: unemphatic but impressive, with a perfect lawn, fresh coat of paint and ivy crawling up the walls. By Los Angeles standards, this is old-school cool. ΒΆ James Ellroy, all 6 feet 3 of him, is stomping...
  • At the Huntington, the synergy grows

    At the Huntington, the synergy grows
    Suzy Moser is on a roll. Resplendent in teal and black, she is schmoozing potential donors in the teahouse of the Chinese garden at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. Moser, the assistant vice president for...
  • Twists and turns on road back to Charlie

    Ernesto pulled onto Coldwater Canyon, leaving the San Fernando Valley behind. The Crown Victoria was built for freeway pursuits, not the constant doglegs of this shortcut to Beverly Hills. He was forced to concentrate to keep the car on the road. He...
  • 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...
  • The many faces of Mickey Rourke

    Mickey Rourke's career has gone through some remarkable transformations in the last two decades. He's gone from being a promising young boxer to a bad-boy movie star, from a failed pro boxer to a coulda-shoulda-woulda Hollywood has-been. But it's not...
  • BIRDS OF PARADISE

    Chapter 1 By Steve Lopez Los Angeles Times Columnist Escaping the heat in a hotter clime In a glass house above Malibu, Charlie Bonner is getting set to split for Cabo when the phone rings. Charlie Bonner went to the closet and shoved his wife's...
  • Christmas comes early for Bob Dylan fans

     
    I suspect that everyone who has ever cared about Bob Dylan has been wondering the same thing lately: What is that crazy Christmas album going to sound like? As announced last month, Dylan has an album coming Oct. 13 called......
  • Octavia Butler's papers going to the Huntington Library

     
    The papers of Octavia Butler, the stereotype-shattering science fiction writer, will be added to the collection in the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif., which also houses the papers of Christopher Isherwood, Charles Bukowski and Jack London. The...
  • R. Crumb had 'no intention to ridicule' with his Bible adaptation

     
    Reed Johnson, one of the best cultural journalists in the country, caught up with R. Crumb to talk about his new biblical excursions. Here's an excerpt from the piece. It's a good one. --- G.B. The artist who gave the......