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An Idaho resort hotel's verdure is not the wild tumble around W.S. Merwin's beloved Hawaiian home, but disciplined grass and orderly stands of trees. Not, perhaps, the sort of trees Merwin had in mind when he wrote, "On the last day of the world I would...
Jacket CopyPoet Ted Hughes' long-lost poem "Last Letter" will be published Thursday in The New Statesman, BBC4 reported Wednesday afternoon. The poem directly addresses the suicide of his wife, the writer Sylvia Plath. Actor Jonathan Pryce read part of the poem........
Sylvia Plath's son, Nicholas Hughes, has killed himself, 46 years after his mother committed suicide and almost 40 years to the day after his stepmother, Assia Wevill, did the same. He was 47. Plath's son, who was not married and had no children,...
Tags: Alaska, Poetry, Suicide, Fairbanks, Colleges and Universities
Among the major notables who passed from the scene this year, three of the most famous -- two masters of cinema and a genius of football -- died on the same day: July 30. Two others -- a historic Russian leader and a U.S. chronicler of war -- left us...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterREMY, c'est moi? It's hard not to think that when meeting Brad Bird, "Ratatouille's" writer-director. He thoroughly identifies with his rat protagonist Remy, who yearns to be a chef in the heretofore unwelcoming kitchen of the legendary French restaurant...
"The Paris Review Interviews, Vol. III" edited by Philip Gourevitch (Picador) "Have you found any professional criticism of your work illuminating or helpful? Edmund Wilson, for example?" asks Julian Jebb, the guy sent by the Paris Review to interview...
Nicholas Hughes Son of poet Sylvia Plath Nicholas Hughes, 47, a fisheries biologist who was the son of poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, killed himself March 16 at his home in Fairbanks, Alaska, state police reported. Hughes, who hanged himself,...
September Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star: TV child star of the '70s, Dickie Roberts (David Spade) is now 35 and parking cars. Craving to regain the spotlight, he auditions for the role of a "normal" guy, but the director quickly sees he is anything...
TIMES FILM CRITICWednesday August 4, 1999 Straight-arrow and subversive, made with simplicity as well as sophistication, "The Iron Giant" remembers the wonder of being a child and understands how to convey that in a media-savvy age. Both a step back and a step...
Sun Movie CriticNow we know we're hitting the big time: James Bond has been seen on the streets of Baltimore and will be stationed here for at least another few weeks. British actor Daniel Craig, set to be introduced as the next 007 at a London news conference today,...
As writers as diverse as Cervantes and Christopher Marlowe has noted, comparisons are odious, but in the case of "Infamous" and "Capote" they are also inevitable. Both films cover exactly the same period in author Truman Capote's life, so much so that...
Sentinel Movie CriticNear the end of a recent critics' screening of Sylvia, the film seemed to leap out of the projector, leaving the screen white and empty. Had the movie about doomed poet Sylvia Plath suddenly committed suicide? No, that couldn't be: This rhythmless,...
Tags: Movies, Blythe Danner, Gwyneth Paltrow, Poetry, Suicide
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