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  • Review: 'Reaching for the Moon' stately look at tragic love affair

    Review: 'Reaching for the Moon' stately look at tragic love affair
    More narratively metronomic than cinematically metered, Brazilian filmmaker Bruno Barretto's "Reaching for the Moon" examines the mid-20th century love affair between award-winning American poet laureate Elizabeth Bishop (Miranda Otto) and gregarious,...
  • Words and music with meaning: Mohammed Fairouz and Alain Badiou

    Words and music with meaning: Mohammed Fairouz and Alain Badiou
    December can seem the driest month for music. Holiday music gradually, and more often than not artificially, worms its way into just about everything. And soon even that cheap entertainment will be gone. Come the last two weeks of the year and this...
  • Want an original draft of Springsteen's 'Born to Run'? $70,000

    Want an original draft of Springsteen's 'Born to Run'? $70,000
    Bruce Springsteen fans may think they know the lyrics of "Born to Run" backward and forward. The title track of Springsteen's 1975 album is not only one of Springsteen's most recognizable songs, but also arguably one of the defining moments of '70s rock. ...
  • Inauguration poet Richard Blanco describes his path to 'One Today'

     Inauguration poet Richard Blanco describes his path to 'One Today'
    When Richard Blanco became the inaugural poet this year, he was the first Latino, the first immigrant, the first openly gay person and the first engineer to serve in that role. Blanco describes the life-changing experience in his new book, "For All of Us,...
  • Richard Dedeaux dies at 73; member of Watts Prophets spoken-word group

    Richard Dedeaux dies at 73; member of Watts Prophets spoken-word group
    The Watts Prophets performing group, formed by three young poets in the wake of the 1965 Watts riots, was known for hard-edged commentary. But perhaps the most feisty of the trio was Richard Dedeaux, who once challenged Muhammad Ali to a poetry fight....
  • Nikki Giovanni mixes it up in 'Chasing Utopia'

    Nikki Giovanni mixes it up in 'Chasing Utopia'
    “A poem is not so much read as navigated,” Nikki Giovanni writes in “Chasing Utopia” (Morrow: 144 pp., $19.99). “We go from point to point discovering a new horizon, a shift of light or laughter, an exhilaration of newness...
  • Review: With 'Black Panties,' R. Kelly again dials up explicitness

    Review: With 'Black Panties,' R. Kelly again dials up explicitness
    It began in April at Coachella. That's where R. Kelly made a surprise appearance with the French band Phoenix, delighting (and maybe befuddling) an indie-minded crowd only minimally aligned with the audience that's helped drive Kelly to R&B...
  • Oscar best song possibilities: Can one of these tunes score?

     Oscar best song possibilities: Can one of these tunes score?
    When the 2013 Oscars opened in February, host Seth MacFarlane declared that the show had a theme. The Academy Awards, MacFarlane said, would be celebrating the marriage of film and music. Though such a thesis may have been obscured by the ensuing song-...
  • The art of Sylvia Plath

    The art of Sylvia Plath
    The most striking thing about the 44 images reproduced in Sylvia Plath’s “Drawings” (Harper: 64 pp., $25.99) may be how unpopulated they are. Produced during the two years the poet spent on a Fulbright fellowship at Cambridge —...
  • Review: 'Poems and Prayers' lands with compelling force at Royce Hall

     Review: 'Poems and Prayers' lands with compelling force at Royce Hall
    This review has been updated. Mohammed Fairouz's Symphony No. 3 "Poems and Prayers" is long, brash, overwrought, beatific — and huge. For its West Coast premiere Sunday night by UCLA's Philharmonia, University Chorus and Chorale, along with two...
  • It's Brit versus Yank in Shakespeare on Broadway

     It's Brit versus Yank in Shakespeare on Broadway
    NEW YORK — Anyone who has ever puzzled over the age-old question why do the Brits seem to do Shakespeare so much better than the Yanks? should hot-foot it to Broadway, where an answer can be found in a pair of performances by the English virtuoso...