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  • Dorothea Tanning dies at 101; artist and poet married Max Ernst

    Dorothea Tanning dies at 101; artist and poet married Max Ernst
    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 Breton and appeared in Hans Richter's avant-garde films — but she remained best known as the wife of Surrealist Max Ernst, to whom she was married for nearly 30 years
  • Festival of Books: American poets make their debut on forever stamps

     
    The 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...

    Reading L.A.: David Brodsly's 'L.A. Freeway'

     
    As 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...

    James Thorpe dies at 93; former director of the Huntington Library put it on the map

    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...

    'Slumberland' by Paul Beatty

    'Slumberland' by Paul Beatty
    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...