| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:31 PM
I don't have a recording of the first poetry feature I ever gave, but part of me is glad I don't. As I recall, I was dreadful.
Like any nervous undergraduate facing a big-time venue — well, Alta Coffee in Newport Beach, although it might as well...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 1:43 PM
In an effort to correct the missteps of literary history, Bookslut has launched the Daphne, a prize for the best book published 50 years ago. Sure, there was a National Book Award in 1963 -- but Bookslut thinks it went to the wrong title.
| Jul 15, 2013
| 6:30 AM
SongFest is the remarkable summer vocal training program, begun in 1996, formerly at Pepperdine University and currently housed at the Colburn School. "Songfest" is Leonard Bernstein's dozen songs for six singers and orchestra, written as a contribution...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Tamerlan Tsarnaev enrolled as a part-time accounting student at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. He took classes for only three semesters - fall 2006, spring 2007 and fall 2008. "He wasn't even close" to getting a degree, said...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 9:36 PM
The U.S. Postal Service made a special delivery Saturday at the L.A. Times Festival of Books' Poetry Stage: It rolled out the first-day issue of commemorative stamps dedicated to 20th century poets. The midday first-day issue ceremony drew an audience.......
| Apr 1, 2012
Harry Crews, a rough-hewn Southerner who drew a keen following with novels that describe a Hieronymus Bosch landscape of grotesques — characters who are tossed into rattlesnake pits, walk on their hands, croon lullabies to a skull and literally...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Fall in Fairfield County looks and behaves differently this year. You could call it artistic license, in the way that there are hunting seasons with special licenses for rare game.
The season is a fantastical odyssey designed to upend expectations at...
| Jul 29, 2012
The question is: Why would anyone need an assault rifle?
As far as I can determine, the answer is: We the people need assault rifles in case the government tries to take away our assault rifles.
While this may pass as advanced logic among gun and ammo...
| Feb 8, 2011
| 4:32 PM
This one goes out to a guy after our own heart — and he’s got it now. Somehow the amorous little monogram has a lot more soul when it’s tucked in to be our little secret, rather than carried on......
| Mar 15, 2011
| 9:33 PM
Catching up with jazz clarinetist Ben Goldberg and his Go Home combo....
| Dec 10, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Dec. 10, 1960: Matt Weinstock has the story of English instructor James Durbin, who read poems to USC’s English Club without disclosing the poets' names. The works were written by Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, Ezra Pound, e.e. cummings and a......