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  • Lyon & Healy strings together 150 reasons to celebrate

    Lyon & Healy strings together 150 reasons to celebrate
    I am told that angels play harps in heaven, but I'll be damned if I can remember the last time I saw a living person playing a harp. OK, OK, I do remember, or at least have been reminded by the dusty files of this newspaper. It was in 1986. The harp,...
  • Film revisits Jens Jensen's flower power

    Film revisits Jens Jensen's flower power
    There is often no justice in history. If there were, then the name Jens Jensen would be as familiar to us as those of Al Capone, Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey and some of the others who put their stamp on the city for a short time before moving on....
  • Donna Blue Lachman prepares her next production

    Donna Blue Lachman prepares her next production
    To commit oneself to a life in the theater, as has Donna Blue Lachman, means investing one's time and energy and soul, whatever that might mean, in something that will ever remain a mystery to those of us not in theater. As it was once put to me by the...
  • Music of Michael Miles, spirit of Pete Seeger

    Music of Michael Miles, spirit of Pete Seeger
    Michael Miles opened a thick envelope filled with sheets of paper and said, "Here, have a look at these." Near the top of the pile was a copy of a typewritten letter that he received in November 1988: "Only today I was able to get to listen to your tape...
  • Intoxicating mix of booze, written word long-lived

    Intoxicating mix of booze, written word long-lived
    The relationship between taverns and writers (and other artists) has long been established and celebrated. It has also been derided, mostly by people who don't go to taverns. The tavern — or bar, saloon, gin mill, dive, pub or whatever you want to...
  • Step inside Edward Gorey's weird, beautiful world

    Step inside Edward Gorey's weird, beautiful world
    Poor Basil. He was assaulted by bears. And Kate? She was struck by an ax. Xerxes was devoured by mice, Victor was squashed by a train, and little Neville met what may be the most painful and terrible fate of all. He died of ennui. Demented and...
  • Dennis Farina in 'Authors Anonymous,' one of his final films

    Dennis Farina in 'Authors Anonymous,' one of his final films
    The 86th Academy Awards were presented on March 2, and if you were among the estimated 43.7 million people watching the event on television you heard Jared Leto give an emotional speech accepting his best supporting actor Oscar and listened to John...
  • World of SEALs revealed in photo exhibit

    World of SEALs revealed in photo exhibit
    Many years ago, when she was relatively new to the world of photography — to the world, actually, since she was only 7 years old — Stephanie Freid-Perenchio went on a family vacation to Yosemite National Park and, oh, let's let her tell the...
  • Literary Saloon: Words that will never leave you

    Literary Saloon: Words that will never leave you
    Miles Harvey has written a book that will ever be on my Best Books I've Ever Read list, 2000's “The Island of Lost Maps.” Also on that list is Alex Kotlowitz's “There Are No Children Here,” published in 1991. -------------------...
  • Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend

    Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend
    When I think of General George Armstrong Custer, which admittedly I rarely do, I think Errol Flynn. Lou Gehrig? Why that would be Gary Cooper's face that comes to mind. Abe Lincoln? Daniel Day-Lewis. Mary Todd Lincoln? Sally Field. Malcolm X?...
  • Film fest weds new tech, kids classics

    Film fest weds new tech, kids classics
    It is not hard to know what American publisher, bookseller and editor Frederic Melcher had in mind when he proposed the creation of an annual award for the year's best children's book: "To encourage original creative work in the field of books for...