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Over more than a century, Dorothea Tanning collided and consorted with artistic titans of the 20th century who included Pablo Picasso, John Cage and Joseph Cornell. She designed sets for George Balanchine ballets, played romantic matchmaker for poet Andre...
Tags: Arts, Movies, Max Ernst, George Balanchine, Sculpture
Jacket CopyThe U.S. Postal Service made a special delivery Saturday at the L.A. Times Festival of Books' Poetry Stage: It rolled out the first-day issue of commemorative stamps dedicated to 20th century poets. The midday first-day issue ceremony drew an audience.......
Culture MonsterAs far as polarizing subjects in Los Angeles go, freeways have long ranked near the top, perhaps trailing only Shaq-Kobe and the question of where the Eastside really begins. Most of us love to complain about our freeways -- about......
Book review: ‘The Best of It: New and Selected Poems' by Kay Ryan The Best of It New and Selected Poems Kay Ryan Grove: 270 pp., $24 Contemporary poetry is a bit like visual art. Much of it makes you grab your chin and nod in stumped...
Tags: John Freeman, Robert Frost
The Ojai Music Festival has a long tradition of picking some of the era's most important artists to serve as its music director, a position that rotates annually. But though the festival has sometimes chosen more than one person at a time for the job,...
Daunting as it may be to assemble a centuries-spanning assessment of any country, even one with a fairly linear march through history, how does one approach a culture as unstable, contradictory and contested as ours? Where do you start? Where do you stop?...
When I was in my early 20s, living in Berkeley and drifting toward a PhD in Russian literature, I started writing poetry. It was a completely unexpected development. I definitely hadn't been one of those kids in high school who worked for the literary...
Slumberland A Novel Paul Beatty Bloomsbury: 244 pp., $24.99 I first heard of Paul Beatty in the 1990s, when Europe was awash in young black rebels trying to forge a new identity against the backdrop of insidious racism. We wanted to be black and...
New in paperback: The pioneers of the police procedural, Iraq by way of Homer and the Crusades through Muslim eyes"Immoveable Feast" by John Baxter (Harper Perennial) Baxter, the film critic and biographer of Spielberg, Buñuel and others, fell in love and moved from Los Angeles to Paris some years back, from whence he has dispatched a series of fluent, witty and...
Times Music CriticThe math behind eighth blackbird’s program Tuesday night at the Orange County Performing Artscenter, titled "The Only Moving Thing," was this: The ensemble, based at the University of Chicago, takes its name from Wallace Stevens' poem "Thirteen...
James Thorpe, former director of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens who helped raise the public profile of the institution, turning it into one of Southern California's leading educational and cultural centers, has died. He...
Special to The TimesAN almost full moon sweeps light across shadowed and white-spiked peaks, bringing into view an unbroken 100-mile-long mountain wall that spills down on either side to green plateaus, river valleys and sage-grasslands. It's early evening, and I've been...
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