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Show TrackerClick 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 âOne Nation, Overweight,â at 7......
Jacket CopyMary 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......
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,...
Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg The Letters Edited by Bill Morgan and David Stanford Viking: 528 pp., $35 "Howl" (1956) and "On the Road" (1957), two works that helped define a time, sprang from two wildly fired, independent imaginations. Few would...
Pop & HissThe phrase "information wants to be free" is a dubious chestnut often attributed to technology writer Stewart Brand. But though the venerable gadfly had experience with Ken Kesey and the Acid Tests, his adage didn't cover music festivals, which quite........
Bob Dylan, dressed for the Grammys in a pewter troubadour's coat and a dandy western tie, arrived backstage to greet the assembled press after winning the album of the year award for 1997, but before the first question he turned to his handlers and asked,...
Culture MonsterDennis Larkins can be forgiven his feeling of dÃ©jÃ -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 bandâs 1980 shows......
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...
Tags: Drugs and Medicines, Death, Movies, Graydon Carter, Tom Wolfe
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...
Tags: Music Theater, Television, Tony Awards, Fiction, The Second City
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe 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...
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...
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...
Tags: Death, Robert Stone, Stanford University, Book
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