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  • Dale Wasserman dies at 94; playwright best known for 'Man of La Mancha'

    Dale Wasserman, a playwright best known for writing the book for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical "Man of La Mancha" and the stage version of Ken Kesey's novel "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," has died. He was 94. Wasserman died Sunday of...
  • Paul Sawyer dies at 75; Unitarian Universalist minister, peace and social justice activist

    Paul Sawyer dies at 75; Unitarian Universalist minister, peace and social justice activist
    The Rev. Paul Sawyer, a Unitarian Universalist minister and peace and social justice activist whose landmark, onion-shaped former sanctuary in the San Fernando Valley was the site of one of the Merry Pranksters' famous "Acid Test" gatherings in the 1960s,...
  • Documentary tells full story of Hunter S. Thompson

    Documentary tells full story of Hunter S. Thompson
    OF COURSE, there were the drugs. And the drinking. And guns. And more drugs. Given his notorious lifestyle, it can be hard to keep in mind that Hunter S. Thompson was first and foremost a writer, a frontline chronicler of the promise and adventure of...
  • Where's Weldon?

    Where's Weldon?
    The poet Weldon Kees was born in Beatrice, Neb., in 1914, though what's best known about him is that on July 18, 1955, his car was found abandoned with the keys still in the ignition in a parking lot on the Marin County side of the Golden Gate Bridge....
  • Paul Newman: A Legend Dies At 83

    Paul Newman was a stage actor who became a movie star. A sex symbol who celebrated 50 years of marriage with his second wife. A grieving father who turned to philanthropy after the death of his only son. A citizen activist who campaigned for liberal...
  • 'O the Clear Moment' by Ed McClanahan

    'O the Clear Moment' by Ed McClanahan
    ED MCCLANAHAN may be the most unlikely counterculture writer of them all. A Kentucky native, he went to Stanford University in 1962 as a Stegner Fellow, part of a class that included Ken Kesey, Tillie Olson, Larry McMurtry and Robert Stone. He set his...
  • Truman Capote's sexy gaze and other book ads: A Q&A with Dwight Garner

     
    In "Read Me," Dwight Garner compiles a century of print ads for books, funny and formal, subtle and sensational. Garner is a longtime book critic at the New York Times, where he also has blogged at Paper Cuts. For his......
  • Whoa dude, it's the Grateful Dead with Washington and Lincoln

     
    Dennis Larkins can be forgiven his feeling of déjà-vu, as he strolls through the new Grateful Dead exhibit at the New York Historical Society. Thirty years ago, he and Peter Barsotti created an iconic poster for the band’s 1980 shows......
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'One Nation, Overweight' on CNBC

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 16 - 22 in PDF format This week's TV Movies POUND FOOLISH: Correspondent Scott Wapner, right, probes America's obesity epidemic in the new special “One Nation, Overweight,” at 7......
  • Wallace Stegner's widow, Mary, dies at 99 [Updated]

     
    Mary Stegner, the widow of writer Wallace Stegner, died on Saturday. She was 99. The couple was married for almost 60 years, from 1934 until 1993, when Wallace Stegner died after being injured in a car crash. Closely associated with......
  • Theater figures

    Theater figures Lawrence Roman, 86; best known for writing the hit Broadway play "Under the Yum-Yum Tree" and for adapting the farce into the 1963 movie (May 18) Paul Sills, 80; legendary improvisational director and teacher co-founded the Compass...
  • The Western sage

    The California writer Wallace Stegner is well known to readers for novels such as "Angle of Repose" and "Crossing to Safety." But Stegner had another dimension, as an advocate for a literary West -- especially the West of mountains and desert and big...