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Russian poet Andrei Voznesensky, who rose to prominence during the thaw that followed Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's death, died in Moscow on Tuesday. He was 77. Voznesensky had been reclusive over the last few years, and friends said he was suffering...
Harold Norse, a San Francisco poet often associated with the Beats, who was mentor or peer to many of the greatest talents in 20th century American literature, including Tennessee Williams, James Baldwin, Allen Ginsberg and Charles Bukowski, has died....
Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald are not the only literary friends to see their relationship go cold. Indeed, the history of literature is a history of betrayals, of writers turning on each other and collaborations falling apart. Below, we give...
Tags: Herman Melville, Mario Vargas Llosa, Punishment, Murder, Assault
Three years before Sept. 11, 2001, I attended the eighth annual Computers, Freedom & Privacy Conference in Austin, Texas, and listened to Don Haines of the American Civil Liberties Union give a lunchtime talk called "Is Big Brother Watching You?"...
Jim Carroll, a poet and punk rocker whose wry tales of rocky adolescence as an athlete-turned-junkie in the 1978 memoir "The Basketball Diaries" resonated deeply with a generation of disaffected youths, died Friday at his home in New York City. He was 60....
Tags: Obituaries, Sports, Teen-agers, Jim Carroll, Health
TÊTE-à-TÊTE: GREG KURSTIN Think of him as a Swiss Army knife of the music industry. This Los Angeles–based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer has worked with artists as diverse as Ben Harper, Jane’s Addiction, Kylie Minogue and Pink. His most...
Jacket CopyBeat fans in Park City will be lining up tonight to see "Howl," the film about Allen Ginsberg's seminal poem and the censorship fight around it, starring James Franco. It's one of 16 films in dramatic competition at the Sundance......
Pop & HissSteve Earle's son's stripped-down songs run the emotional gamut. Justin Townes Earle is a young man of awesome traditions, who signifies his heritage every time he signs his name. Talent isn't a genetic trait that can be inherited, but Earle......
Money & CompanyActor James Franco, who plays Allen Ginsberg in the film "Howl," has sold his Sunset Strip-area compound for $3.3 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The Spanish-style villa, built in 1923, has three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in 4,000......
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 bandâ€™s 1980 shows......
L.A. NOWThe Los Angeles City Council on Friday approved a new city landmark -- a Venice building that from 1958 to 1966 was a hangout for disciples of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and other Beat Generation pioneers who planted the seeds......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMost Southland music fans know McCabe's Guitar Shop for the innumerable folk, country, blues, jazz and world-music concerts presented over the decades in the tiny back stockroom that can hold about 150 folding chairs when all the instrument cases are...
Tags: Entertainment, Folk (genre), Family, Nick Lowe, Music Theater
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