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Mr. Spock as well as Joshua Bell: Carpenter Performing Arts Center offers an eclectic 2010-2011 lineupCulture MonsterThe musings of Leonard Nimoy, the music of Pink Floyd, a Broadway cabaret act and Chinese "thunder drums" are among the eclectic offerings of the 2010-2011 season announced by the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. The center will......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAugust Kleinzahler gets into fights at poetry readings. Once, in Ireland, he traded insults with a host he found verbose. At a reading in a New York bar, he told a noisy drunk to shut his trap. Fists flew after the guy made a crack about Kleinzahler's...
KERRY MADDEN is the author of "Louisiana's Song."IT'S 1 A.M., AND THE DOGS next door are barking again. Actually, it's 1:15 a.m. on the alarm clock, 1:11 a.m. on the VCR clock and 7:27 p.m. on the white-noise-machine clock, which never says the right time because I unplug it and carry it from room to...
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Our Town CorrespondentThe 10th annual Esther Goldhaber Jacovitz Poetry Reading is scheduled to take place March 20 at the Whalley Memorial Chapel on the Pitt-Johnstown campus. This year’s featured speaker is George Bilgere, an award-winning poet whose work is...
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The only time I met the poet Rae Armantrout, a few years ago, I escorted her from her hotel to the lecture hall at the University of Chicago where she was to read. We chatted, and she mentioned that she had a new book coming out. I asked her what it was...
It's time once again for Winter With the Writers, one of the literary treasures of Central Florida. Each year, Rollins College presents the program, subtitled "A Festival of Literary Arts," to the community without charge. The college is proud of the...
Tom Wolfe: The once-and-again “new journalist” and novelist will release his latest book, “Back to Blood,” on Oct. 23. What does this have to do with South Florida? Well, according to Wolfe himself, everything. “Miami is...
When hundreds of people showed up for a outdoor poetry reading in Farmington in 1992, causing a traffic jam, "it dawned on us," said an organizer, "this was going to be a yearly thing." That was an understatement. That first blockbuster evening has...
Let's dispense with the cordial pat on the gloves before the bell, and let the fists fly from the get-go. Antonio Margarito doesn't deserve anybody's respect. He doesn't even deserve to be in the ring. He is boxing's dirty laundry, soiled and stained....
Zap2ItIn a pivotal moment of the Friday, April 1, premiere of CBS' "Chaos," CIA agent Rick Martinez eats a live scorpion. Surrounded by a band of machete- and gun-wielding rebels, in the middle of a desert, he's putting them on notice that he's crazy tough....
Poetry makes nothing happen. So saidW.H. Auden. Who never lived in Chicago. Or knew Don Share. Share is the senior editor of Poetry magazine, the venerable Chicago-based literary institution. It turns 100 next year and has seen far more than nothing...
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