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W.H. Auden

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  • W.S. Merwin is green as U.S. poet laureate

    W.S. Merwin is green as U.S. poet laureate
    Reporting from Maui — We've been batting our way through W.S. Merwin's yard for a couple hours, swatting mosquitoes in the streambed under the dark wet canopy of towering, philodendron-draped mangoes and looking at some 700 species of palm trees,...
  • Book review: 'The Twilight of the Bombs' by Richard Rhodes

    Book review: 'The Twilight of the Bombs' by Richard Rhodes
    The concluding volume in the magisterial historical tetralogy Richard Rhodes calls "The Making of the Nuclear Age" bears a weighty subtitle that hints at its somewhat discursive nature. "The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and...
  • Critic's notebook: National Theatre's NT Live season screens big

    Critic's notebook: National Theatre's NT Live season screens big
    Late spring, give or take a couple of weeks, traditionally marks the end of the theater season. And while taking stock of the last year, I'd like to make note of a group of plays I caught in Hollywood — Helen Mirren in "Phèdre," Richard Griffiths...
  • A conversation with playwright Alan Bennett

     
    Over the past half-century, Bennett has produced a slew of pieces for stage, screen and printed page that provide telling portraits -- thoughtful, funny, poignant and bawdy -- of the English and English life. His mega-hit "The History Boys" opened......
  • Music review: Dudamel is back

     
    Thursday night, Gustavo Dudamel conducted Leonard Bernstein’s “Age of Anxiety” Symphony without undo angst at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The happiest conductor in America has come home. When Dudamel took over the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the end...
  • Thank thee, bishops

     
    America's Roman Catholic bishops aren't completely obsessed by abortion and gay marriage. My former colleague Ann Rodgers, one of the best religion reporters around, reports in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that bishops have been battling over whether to...
  • 'Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor' by Tad Friend

    'Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor' by Tad Friend
    Tad Friend's "Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor" is a memoir of growing up in the once unassailable American ruling class -- and of a long personal struggle to shed some of the emotional baggage such a lineage conferred....
  • Review: Christine Brewer at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

     
    Local Wagnerians who didn???t get enough of ???Siegfried??? blasting away downtown could have journeyed to the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday night for another jolt from a massive voice. Christine Brewer, who might be this...
  • Off The Shelf: Finding the pieces that turn writing into poetry

    Off The Shelf: Finding the pieces that turn writing into poetry
    When I was in my early 20s, living in Berkeley and drifting toward a PhD in Russian literature, I started writing poetry. It was a completely unexpected development. I definitely hadn't been one of those kids in high school who worked for the literary...
  • 'Oxford Revisited' by Justin Cartwright

    Oxford Revisited Justin Cartwright Bloomsbury: 222 pp., $18 Travel writing is a category filled with subsets and divisions, but there are two principal modes. The first is that of discovery -- a voyager sets out to find a place that he or she has never...
  • Billy Mays dies at 50; boisterous TV pitchman

    Billy Mays dies at 50; boisterous TV pitchman
    As elegies go, it wasn't W.H. Auden. But one had to imagine that Billy Mays, the booming TV infomercial pitchman, would have appreciated the YouTube comment that, despite its misspellings, merged a farewell with yet another testimonial for one of his many...