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Willis Earl Beal has a biography that sounds as if Charles Bukowski could have penned it. Beal's lived, at times, a harsh life, drifting between countless miserable part-time jobs, the military (he enrolled in the Army for a short time) and homelessness....
Kenneth Price, a prolific Los Angeles artist whose work with glazed and painted clay transformed traditional ceramics while also expanding orthodox definitions of American and European sculpture, died early Friday at his home and studio in Taos, N.M. He...
Last week, I judged a competition where entrants had to have a grabbing lead, a dynamic storytelling style and a wealth of information condensed into a finite number of words. I'm talking, of course, about Poetry Out Loud. For the second straight year,...
Los Angeles Times staff writerFor most of the last 20 years, it’s been my job to leave Los Angeles and bring home tips on travel elsewhere. But let’s face it: Elsewhere can get expensive. And there’s a lot of elsewhere here already. So a year ago, I turned my...
Tribune NewspapersJames Franco, the actor-writer-producer-graduate student, has signed a publishing deal with Amazon's fledgling publishing house, the Observer reports. It will be Franco's first novel, tentatively titled "Actors Anonymous," and said to be loosely based on...
There'll be a pair of Pasadena institutions along Colorado Boulevard for New Year's -- the Rose Parade, and a company marking 100 years in business. Anderson Business Technology, nee Anderson Typewriter Co., has bucked two trends: It's been a one-family...
Alayna Spratley had never intended to be a part of the fashion industry, but in the fall of 2008 she found herself at Ma Petite Shoe. "I've just always had a very specific aesthetic when it comes to style, and perhaps I serendipitously found Ma Petite...
Tags: Bars and Clubs, Hampden, Feist, Apple iPod, Rosemary Clooney
Alayna Spratley had never intended to be a part of the fashion industry, but in the fall of 2008 she found herself at Ma Petite Shoe. “I’ve just always had a very specific aesthetic when it comes to style, and perhaps I serendipitously found...
Tags: Bars and Clubs, Feist, Apple iPod, Tampa, Rosemary Clooney
Scott Wannberg, a gentle behemoth of the Los Angeles poetry scene and a mainstay of the old Dutton's bookstore in Brentwood, where for nearly 25 years he molded the reading habits of a wide assortment of customers and petted every dog that crossed the...
Tags: Diseases and Illnesses, COPD, Peter Falk, Poetry, Chick Hearn
Jacket CopyPoet Scott Wannberg, who was a significant figure in Los Angeles poetry, has died....
Our house has always been awash in books. A couple of years ago, we donated more than 2,500 books to the La Cañada Flintridge branch of the county library system. I had mixed feelings about the donation — most of the books had belonged to our late...
Tags: Libraries, Arts and Culture, Human Interest
Jacket CopyWriter-director Mike Mills, who published a book of illustrations to accompany his new film Beginners, appears Wednesday night in Los Angeles....
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