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James Baldwin

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  • Talking with the publishers of new L.A.-based Unnamed Press

    Los Angeles needs publishers. Certainly, there are some fine presses here — Red Hen, Prospect Park, Angel City — but the number remains small, especially for a city of this size. That’s one of the challenges embodied by Unnamed Press,...
  • Shakespeare's 450th birthday: Look at his library, get a read on him

    Shakespeare's 450th birthday: Look at his library, get a read on him
    If you’re looking for a way to commemorate William Shakespeare’s birthday —┬áhe was born 450 years ago today, on April 23, 1564 — the most interesting party may take place at UCLA’s William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in...
  • Emma Donoghue's 'Frog Music' finds murder lurking in old San Francisco

    Emma Donoghue's 'Frog Music' finds murder lurking in old San Francisco
    "People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them," wrote James Baldwin in "Notes of a Native Son." Much of novelist Emma Donoghue's literary career has involved the liberation of historical figures, often women, from the constraints of the...
  • Entering a room, opening a mind

     Entering a room, opening a mind
    Reading is such an improbable idea -- a miracle, really. Yet simple squiggles on a page, arranged just so, can convey ideas that change the way we think or introduce to us characters we love for a lifetime. In celebration of reading -- and of this...
  • (Book)ing your summer vacation

    (Book)ing your summer vacation
    Summer lends itself to reading and vacations, so why not combine the two into a literary trip? The homes and studies where many great writers toiled over their prose have been preserved. See original manuscripts, often in the author's own handwriting....
  • 'The Animals' illuminates Isherwood-Bachardy love story

     'The Animals' illuminates Isherwood-Bachardy love story
    Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy — one of L.A.'s most famous literary couples — met on a beach in 1952, when the former was 49 and the latter 18. From the beginning, they had a complex, passionate, non-monogamous relationship, unequal in...
  • Doc that helped save inmate Paul Crump a must-see

    Doc that helped save inmate Paul Crump a must-see
    It is a savage and sorrowful story, the life of Paul Crump. It ended in 2002 when he was 72. He died at Chester Mental Health Center in a rural area near the banks of the Mississippi River in that southern part of Illinois known locally as Little Egypt....
  • Rolling in his grave? Thatcher bio shortlisted for Orwell Prize

    Rolling in his grave? Thatcher bio shortlisted for Orwell Prize
    Charles Moore’s authorized biography of Margaret Thatcher, the great heroine of conservative Britain, has been shortlisted for the Orwell Prize, which is named for a great hero of that country's left. The Orwell Prize, named for "1984" author...
  • Kurt Vonnegut may be dead but he still gives good advice to graduates

    Kurt Vonnegut may be dead but he still gives good advice to graduates
    The most famous Kurt Vonnegut graduation speech is the one he never gave: “Wear Sunscreen,” which went viral on the Internet in 1997 and a year later inspired the spoken word song “Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen” by Baz...
  • The Biblioracle: Books to cure fear

    The Biblioracle: Books to cure fear
    My adopted home state of South Carolina is making a strong run to unseat Illinois for the top spot on the rankings of politicians behaving stupidly. Our percentage of politicians being indicted on criminal charges may be lower, but we have some state-...
  • Value Beyond Decor: $1 Million Dollar XL Center Murals Present Problem Of Preservation

    Value Beyond Decor: $1 Million Dollar XL Center Murals Present Problem Of Preservation
    The renovation of Hartford's XL Center arena presents plenty of challenges: dealing with season-ticket holders whose seats must be moved to make way for new premium boxes; ordering custom-made parts because heating and cooling systems are so old; and...