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  • Philip Levine dies at 87; former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer winner

    Philip Levine dies at 87; former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer winner
    Philip Levine, a former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, died Saturday in Fresno. He was 87.  Timothy Skeen, a friend of Levine’s, confirmed the death. Skeen, also a poet, coordinates the masters of fine arts program at Cal State...
  • 'The Passenger' is haunted by the ghosts of Auschwitz

    'The Passenger' is haunted by the ghosts of Auschwitz
    Mieczyslaw Weinberg has only recently emerged from the dark shadows to which his vast musical output was consigned during and after World War II. No single work has done more to bring about that rehabilitation than the Polish composer's Holocaust-themed...
  • The Latest: A culinary journey; a spiritual quest

    Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America Yong Chen Columbia University Press; 187 pages When we cue up Beck on the car radio, it's easy to forget that rock music was once a working-class art form that endured years of ridicule while...
  • Freebie Friday: Free totes, tongs and cookies at Sweet Tomatoes

    Freebie Friday: Free totes, tongs and cookies at Sweet Tomatoes
    Looking for free stuff to do this week? Freebie Spotlight Sweet Tomatoes will be throwing ‘Discover Fresh’ parties at two Orlando locations, handing out freebies to the first 100 people who arrive. The freebies include a Sweet Tomatoes...
  • 'Girl in a Band' is Kim Gordon's unconventional self-creation tale

     'Girl in a Band' is Kim Gordon's unconventional self-creation tale
    Feminism never actually promised women they could have it all, but Kim Gordon seemed to nail it anyway. A founding member of the long-running experimental rock group Sonic Youth, she had the successful band, the devoted husband (her bandmate Thurston...
  • Lucinda Williams CD packs double punch

    Lucinda Williams CD packs double punch
    It's a tall order to create a double album loaded with consistently solid songs, but Lucinda Williams met that challenge on her new "Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone." Not only that, but the alt-country singer-songwriter — who performs Friday,...
  • Kerouac is on the road again, to the Imperial

    Kerouac is on the road again, to the Imperial
    The absolute power of the spoken word, Nicholas Stevens noted, is something worth rediscovering, particularly for a younger generation that may not have heard about poetry readings in cafes and similar gatherings – places where beat poets had the...
  • Facebook an online wake when celebrities die

     Facebook an online wake when celebrities die
    R.I.P., famous person. I can't believe you're gone! Too soon! Though honestly? I hadn't thought about you in years. More honestly? I wasn't sure you were still alive. But, along with a few thousand friends, I can't wait to share the heartbreaking...
  • Review: 'The Kitchen-Dweller's Testimony' by Ladan Osman

    Review: 'The Kitchen-Dweller's Testimony' by Ladan Osman
    In his tongue-in-cheek manifesto "Personism," Frank O'Hara says "only Whitman and Crane and Williams, of the American poets, are better than the movies." He was clearly kidding around, but in all seriousness, the poems in Somali-American poet Ladan Osman'...
  • Chicago book news: Roger Reeves wins Whiting Award

    Chicago book news: Roger Reeves wins Whiting Award
    Roger Reeves, assistant professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago, was recently named a recipient of a Whiting Award for his poetry. The $50,000 prize is given to authors and poets for "early accomplishment and the promise of great...
  • 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award winners announced

     2014 National Book Critics Circle Award winners announced
    Claudia Rankine, Marilynne Robinson and Roz Chast were some of the winners of the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Awards, which were announced Thursday at a ceremony at the New School in New York. Claremont poet Rankine won the poetry award for...