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Zap2It.comJon Hamm, used to working with "Mad Men," will work for a mad man. Hamm has signed on to play defense lawyer Jake Ehrlich in the Allen Ginsberg biopic "Howl," according to Variety. The movie follows Ginsberg's 1957 obscenity trial, based on phrases in...
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...
The Posthuman Dada Guide Tzara & Lenin Play Chess Andrei Codrescu Princeton University Press: 238 pp., $16.95 paper The job is gone, the 401(k) is gutted, college tuition is due, and "Grey's Anatomy" is a shadow of its former self. Can't decide...
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer| This is the first in an occasional series of walking tours that The Times' architecture critic will be taking with writers, artists, designers and others who see the L.A. cityscape in unusual or provocative ways. On an L.A. wavelength * To urban blogger...
Special to The Los Angeles TimesBudapest, Hungary Ihad arrived here during a punishing cold stretch of winter that kept me cooped up in my flat within the shadow of mighty St. Stephen's Basilica — and in earshot of its hourly gong. When I went out, it was mostly to nearby cafes...
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...
Tags: Culture, George Harrison, Gregg Allman, Ken Kesey, Johnny Cash
Zap2It.comDavid Strathairn, Alan Alda, Jeff Daniels, Mary-Louise Parker and Paul Rudd are set to join James Franco in "Howl." Oscar-winning documentarians Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman will make their narrative writing-directing-producing debuts on the...
Times Staff WriterFOR readers of a certain age and philosophical bent — and I count myself among them — Kurt Vonnegut was the writer who opened up the world. There was your life before Vonnegut, and then there was Vonnegut. Once you read him, it changed...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNovember 11, 2007 Norman Mailer, the pugnacious two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who jabbed and bobbed his way, sometimes literally, through an extraordinary career as one of the most original and audacious voices in postwar American letters, died...
Looking In Robert Frank's "The Americans" -- Expanded Edition Edited and with text by Sarah Greenough Steidl: 506 pp., $75 hardcover He was a foreigner with a camera, a young artist newly arrived on the streets of Manhattan from the Old World,...
LOS ANGELES, April 28, 2006 – The Los Angeles Times presented its annual Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement and honored nine Book Prize winners during its 26th annual Book Prizes ceremony, April 28 at UCLA's Royce Hall. Joan Didion, renowned as...
Tags: Watts, Michael Connelly, Iraq, Los Angeles Times, Ray Bradbury
Times Staff WriterWhen Lawrence Ferlinghetti stood up last week at his City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco to announce the finalists for the 2006 National Book Awards, he made sure to remind those in attendance that this was a political event, noting, "It's a great...
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