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This morning, staff writer Hector Tobar and I talked about Monday's presidential inauguration through the filter of its writing, paying particular attention to President Obama's inaugural address, and the commemorative poem, "One Today," by Richard...
Re "Poet laureate is chosen for L.A.," Dec. 7 In the early 1980s, I was a restless transfer student at Cal State Northridge, an undeclared major and uncertain in most things. On a whim, I attended a poetry reading in a packed CSUN office. Eloise Klein...
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - latimes.comAttendees and home viewers of the 10th edition of Spike TV's Video Game Awards were treated to trailer after trailer ......
Today is the 182nd anniversary of Emily Dickinson's birth. Happy birthday, Emily Dickinson! Dickinson may now be one of the most recognized names in poetry, but in her day, she kept much to herself. Her work was not widely known until after her death --...
The holidays are for spending time with family. That doesn’t necessarily mean they have to be your own. After all, brothers Steven and Jeff McDonald of L.A. rock institutions Redd Kross, who will headline a New Year’s Eve concert tonight...
L.A. NOWMayor Antonio Villaraigosa will introduce Eloise Klein Healy as the city's first poet laureate. She is a stalwart of the Los Angeles literary scene and author of seven books of poems....
President Obama has chosen Richard Blanco, the 44-year-old son of Cuban immigrants, to be the 2013 inaugural poet. He will be the first Latino poet, and the first openly gay man given the honor of reading at a presidential inauguration. “Richard&...
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Los Angeles Times Pop Music CriticJustin Timberlake rolls through Los Angeles in his new video for "Suit & Tie," the first single off of his forthcoming studio album. It's been a while since Timberlake, who earlier this month released the track as his first new solo material since 2006,...
[This post has been updated from its original version. It originally spelled the poet's name "Bianco," not "Blanco."] If President Obama had been casting about through American history for the ideal poet to deliver his inaugural "Song of Ourselves,"...
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