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  • Jack Kerouac on the app road

     
    Jack Kerouc's On the Road app opens up the iconic work of literature digitally, writes LA Times book critic David L. Ulin....
  • Happy banned books week!

     
    Banned Books week begins today, runs through October 30, and includes everything from challenged children's books to banned erotica....
  • Shakespeare & Co. founder George Whitman, 98, dies

     
    George Whitman, the legendary founder of the Paris bookshop and literary institution Shakespeare & Co., died Wednesday at age 98....
  • Retracing Jack Kerouac's rocky road

    Retracing Jack Kerouac's rocky road
    There are those who return to Jack Kerouac just to get lost in the ride. Not across lonesome America but in the serpentine locomotion of his prose. It's the music of the page: long blasts of blue-streak narrative that don't yield to periods, semicolons,...
  • Author biographies: 5 books on Allen Ginsberg

    Author biographies: 5 books on Allen Ginsberg
    I recently saw the film "Howl," which is about Allen Ginsberg's poem of the same name, and I was once again blown away by my lack of knowledge on famous authors whom I really thought I knew - in this case it was Ginsberg. The movie has four separate, yet...
  • Elmore Leonard to receive lifetime achievement award from PEN USA

     
    Elmore Leonard will receive PEN USA's lifetime achievement award at a December ceremony, the organization announced today. Leonard is the author of 43 novels; his most recent, "Road Dogs," was an L.A. Times bestseller. His fiction -- with swift prose........
  • Bill Murray's poetry parade

     
    On June 14, the Poets House in New York hosts its annual benefit poetry walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. As participants cross the bridge, they'll be treated to readings by work by Langston Hughes, Marianne Moore, Brooklyn poet Walt Whitman......
  • James Franco brings 'Howl' to life, aurally

     
    This weekend, "Howl" opens in New York and San Francisco. It's the story of Allen Ginsberg, his iconic beat poem and the legal battle that followed its publication. The movie, written and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, opens......