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Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg The Letters Edited by Bill Morgan and David Stanford Viking: 528 pp., $35 "Howl" (1956) and "On the Road" (1957), two works that helped define a time, sprang from two wildly fired, independent imaginations. Few would...
Pop & HissThe phrase "information wants to be free" is a dubious chestnut often attributed to technology writer Stewart Brand. But though the venerable gadfly had experience with Ken Kesey and the Acid Tests, his adage didn't cover music festivals, which quite........
Bob Dylan, dressed for the Grammys in a pewter troubadour's coat and a dandy western tie, arrived backstage to greet the assembled press after winning the album of the year award for 1997, but before the first question he turned to his handlers and asked,...
Culture MonsterDennis Larkins can be forgiven his feeling of dÃ©jÃ -vu, as he strolls through the new Grateful Dead exhibit at the New York Historical Society. Thirty years ago, he and Peter Barsotti created an iconic poster for the bandâs 1980 shows......
OF COURSE, there were the drugs. And the drinking. And guns. And more drugs. Given his notorious lifestyle, it can be hard to keep in mind that Hunter S. Thompson was first and foremost a writer, a frontline chronicler of the promise and adventure of...
Tags: Death, Drugs and Medicines, Entertainment, Health, Movies
Theater figures Lawrence Roman, 86; best known for writing the hit Broadway play "Under the Yum-Yum Tree" and for adapting the farce into the 1963 movie (May 18) Paul Sills, 80; legendary improvisational director and teacher co-founded the Compass...
Tags: Tony Awards, Fiction, Television, Entertainment, Music Theater
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe California writer Wallace Stegner is well known to readers for novels such as "Angle of Repose" and "Crossing to Safety." But Stegner had another dimension, as an advocate for a literary West -- especially the West of mountains and desert and big...
Dale Wasserman, a playwright best known for writing the book for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical "Man of La Mancha" and the stage version of Ken Kesey's novel "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," has died. He was 94. Wasserman died Sunday of...
Tags: Death, John Gay, Drama (genre), Health, Joe Darion
ED MCCLANAHAN may be the most unlikely counterculture writer of them all. A Kentucky native, he went to Stanford University in 1962 as a Stegner Fellow, part of a class that included Ken Kesey, Tillie Olson, Larry McMurtry and Robert Stone. He set his...
Tags: Book, Death, Education, Robert Stone, Stanford University
'The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde' edited by David W. BernsteinThe San Francisco Tape Music Center 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde Edited by David W. Bernstein University of California Press/Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: 336 pp., $65 THERE was a time when the zeitgeist used to get bashed about...
The poet Weldon Kees was born in Beatrice, Neb., in 1914, though what's best known about him is that on July 18, 1955, his car was found abandoned with the keys still in the ignition in a parking lot on the Marin County side of the Golden Gate Bridge....
Tags: Crimes, Death, W.H. Auden, Fiction, Poetry
The revolution -- the one that took place in the 1960s -- was in fact televised. The music, the antiwar movement, the drug culture and the social upheaval of the era became major benefactors of the first wave of saturation media coverage. To the...
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