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Jacket CopyQuotes by authors are brought to life in a witty poster series by artist Evan Robertson, currently for sale on Etsy....
For social historian and critic Paul Fussell, the most enduring moments of truth came as a 20-year-old platoon leader in France during World War II. German shrapnel tore up his back and thigh. The blood and guts of fellow soldiers were spewed on him....
Jacket CopyThe Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...
Pop & HissIt's common knowledge that science fiction writer Ray Bradbury, who died Tuesday at age 91, was an inspiration to writers and filmmakers. Less obvious are the musicians who drew on Bradbury's work to fuel songs and concept albums. Times pop music critic...
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Culture MonsterThe Getty Research Institute has received a $230,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to help it organize a huge archive on modern and contemporary art that it acquired last summer. The NEH announced $17 million in grants, including $1.4...
Jacket CopyAnne Lamott visits L.A. this week to discuss "Some Assembly Required," in which she shares parenting insights as she watches her son adjust to fatherhood....
Culture MonsterCharlotte Stoudt reviews "Lincoln," Hershey Felder's one-man show with full orchestra at the Pasadena Playhouse....
Jacket CopyThis week's list of author activities in L.A. includes a poetry reading of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" to kick off the start of National Poetry Month....
For Ken Graydon, repairing cars was a living. But writing poetry and song lyrics and tall tales to be told and sung around a campfire was his passion. For anyone who thinks of poets as smallish, shy, intellectual fellows who look inward, Graydon was a...
Los Angeles TimesLong before the Fab Four embraced the East, there were the Fab Three — Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman. Philip Goldberg's "American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation — How Indian Spirituality...
Culture MonsterHershey Felder will premiere "Lincoln -- An American Story for Actor and Symphony Orchestra," at the Pasadena Playhouse. It's the actor-pianist-composer's first musical that departs from the solo format of his previous plays about George Gershwin, Leonard...
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