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  • Serial rapist's search for housing underscores challenges of release

     Serial rapist's search for housing underscores challenges of release
    Ending a 13-month ordeal to reintroduce him to society, a man who admitted sexually assaulting more than 40 women over about 12 years is scheduled to move this month into a small, white house in the blustery desert east of Palmdale. On a dirt road...
  • 'The Lost Clerihews of Paul Ingram' collects Iowa bookseller's musings

    'The Lost Clerihews of Paul Ingram' collects Iowa bookseller's musings
    A bookseller's nightmare is staring at an empty store, hoping a customer appears. To pass the time, some play solitaire, solve crosswords or scan publishers' catalogs. Paul Ingram writes clerihews. "Cleri-whose?" you may ask. These are poems, four-...
  • Review: 'The Pedestrians' by Rachel Zucker

    Review: 'The Pedestrians' by Rachel Zucker
    My friend the poet Anthony Madrid was yammering on about Rachel Zucker's new poetry collection, "The Pedestrians." I was skeptical. I hadn't loved the only book of hers I'd read, "Museum of Accidents" (2009). Well, I hadn't finished "Museum of Accidents,"...
  • Wallace Stevens Home Back On Market After Plans For Purchase, Museum Fall Through

    Wallace Stevens Home Back On Market After Plans For Purchase, Museum Fall Through
    A vision for establishing a museum in Wallace Stevens' Hartford home won't turn into reality now that a major investor has pulled out of the project. Alison Johnson, who led the five-member investor group, confirmed Thursday plans to turn Stevens'...
  • Longtime Southern California poet takes his act to Vegas

    Longtime Southern California poet takes his act to Vegas
    The old poet is dressed in black, his platinum-blond hair rakishly moussed. He stands amid the hubbub, facing a stern test of his crafted words and carnival-barker delivery. The venue is a smoky lounge called Ichabod's, east of the Strip. Drinkers stare...
  • Tupac Shakur musical 'Holler if Ya Hear Me' to close

    Broadway just wasn’t down with a Tupac Shakur musical that wasn’t actually about the slain rapper. “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” the rap musical inspired by Tupac’s lyrics and poetry, will have its final performance on Sunday...
  • Voices of Faith: A bird 'alone on a housetop': Thoughts?

    The Rev. Betty Hanna-Witherspoon, Ebenezer A.M.E. Church: This verse, Psalm 102:7, has a notation in the New Living Translation, "A prayer of one overwhelmed with trouble, pouring out problems before the Lord." The notation predisposes me to step into...
  • Complaint accuses Facebook of messing with people's minds

     
    Facebook committed a deceptive trade practice when it manipulated the "News Feed" of nearly 700,000 users for psychological research, according to a consumer group's complaint filed with federal authorities. Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)...
  • Soul poet Bobby Womack dead at 70

    Soul poet Bobby Womack dead at 70
    Bobby Womack, the revered “poet” of soul music for his prowess as a songwriter as well as singer and guitarist, died Friday at 70. Representatives of Womack’s label, XL Recordings, confirmed the death. The cause wasn’t...
  • Former Virginia newspaper editor pens first volume of poetry

    Former Virginia newspaper editor pens first volume of poetry
    Glenn Proctor, the former executive editor at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, has published his first volume of poetry. "Kicking Bottles, News & Dust" represents "how I write and understand poetry," Proctor said in a news release. "It represents many...
  • Acclaimed Poet's Hartford Home On The Market

    Acclaimed Poet's Hartford Home On The Market
    HARTFORD — For years, acclaimed poet Wallace Stevens walked from his home in Hartford's West End to his job at a local insurance company, composing poems in his head on the way. Now, the 1920s Colonial where Stevens' daily journeys began is on...