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Watching the Spring Festival By Frank Bidart Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 58 pages, $25 The subject of Frank Bidart's new collection, "Watching the Spring Festival," is the construction of artifice, and the poems tackle some of art's largest themes....
1 George Washington had to borrow money to go to his own inauguration. 2 Perhaps the greatest myth of U.S. inauguration history is that William Henry Harrison's long speech in chilly weather caused his death in 1841. True, Harrison didn't wear a hat or...
Quick: What do rocker Melissa Etheridge, self-help guru M. Scott Peck and troubled insurance giant AIG have in common? Answer: A common misreading of one of America's most famous poems. All have made use of a line from Robert Frost's 1916 poem, "The...
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Andrew Wyeth, whose realistic yet often melancholy paintings of rural Pennsylvania and Maine made him one of America's most popular living artists, and whose 1948 landscape "Christina's World" was one of the 20th century's most famous artworks, died...
Tags: Death, Pennsylvania, Edward Hopper, Museum of Modern Art, Arts
Special to The TimesLA JOLLA -- As your eyes plot the final few steps down the central staircase in UC San Diego's new student center, they land on a red terrazzo text panel that reads: "Perfect order is the forerunner of perfect horror." Not exactly a soft landing but...
Poe A Life Cut Short Peter Ackroyd Nan. A Talese/Doubleday: 210 pp., $21.95 Peter Ackroyd is never less than instructive and, much of the time, incisive. This is a man of letters from, as it were, A to Z. Ackroyd is the accomplished author of more...
Posthumous Keats A Personal Biography Stanley Plumly W.W. Norton: 392 pp., $27.95 This is a beautiful book. As its subtitle suggests, the poet Stanley Plumly here provides a "personal" assessment of the life and work of John Keats; his biography has...
Sentinel movie criticPlease note! All dates subject to change without notice. "Limited" means limited release on that date. 5/01/09 Battle for Terra 3D (Roadside Attractions) This animated war movie is an ecological allegory about humans invading a peace-loving alien planet...
Cut off from the world, even in parts of his own home, Aitzaz Ahsan did what many of his compatriots do in times of personal and political crisis: He wrote a poem. Months of house arrest had left the celebrated lawyer enraged over his isolation and the...
Tags: Crisis, Riots, Benazir Bhutto, Television, Civil Rights
Times Staff WritersPearl Inferrera had $70 to her name when she arrived at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. At 83, she had fallen in her apartment and broken her wrist. Doctors diagnosed her with dementia and chronic anemia. Inferrera's meager circumstances and...
Times Staff Writer"Wall" will surprise you. A documentary on one of the Middle East's most incendiary issues, the separation barrier between Israel and the largely Palestinian West Bank, "Wall" is a deeply personal and unexpectedly poetic film. It's also political enough...
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