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  • 'The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson' by Jerome Charyn

    'The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson' by Jerome Charyn
    Whether they're true or not, myths and legends that surround poets help us to see their work in a comprehensible context. Say the names Keats, Poe or Plath, for instance, and images of consumption, drug addiction and mental illness may come to mind,...
  • Our Laguna: Who would you invite to Christmas dinner?

    The holidays are a time to extend hospitality — to show there is room at the inn. Here is a sampling of with whom Laguna folks would most like to invite share their Christmas or Hanukkah dinner, given the choices of anyone living or dead, fact or...
  • Obamas on Easter: St. John's Episcopal

     
    by Mark Silva and updated with service President Barack Obama, his wife and two daughters attended Easter service this morning at St. John's Church, a favorite chapel of presidents past situated just across a sun-splashed, flowering park from the White......
  • One in a million

     
    The book "One Million" by New Yorker editor Hendrik Hertzberg is dotty. It's got thousands of dots -- tens of thousands, 5,000 dots per page for 200 pages. For the math-impaired, yes, that's exactly a million. The dots aren't doing......
  • Derek Bermel with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

     
    Nothing quite haunts some of today’s composers like the disturbing story of Béla Bartók’s last five years. In 1940 he fled Nazi-influenced Budapest and moved to New York, where he lived in illness, obscurity and poverty. Young children threw...
  • Nonagenarian wins $100,000 poetry prize [updated]

     
    The substantial $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize will be awarded to Virginia-based poet Eleanor Ross Taylor, who was born in 1920. Christian Wiman, editor of Poetry magazine, cited the strong reserve in Taylor’s poems and praised their "sober and clear-...
  • Literary letters for auction at Sotheby's on Thursday

     
    Dozens of Mark Twain's letters and writings, from his early days in San Francisco until the end of his life, form the centerpiece of an auction taking place Thursday at Sotheby's in New York. An autographed manuscript of his "A......
  • The lure of writers' houses

     
    The website M + E -- run by author Emma Straub and her husband, Michael Fusco -- is selling a new series of four literary posters, each with an illustration of a writer's home (with address). The illustrations by Aislinn......
  • John Leverence's guide to giving a great Emmy acceptance speech

     
    One of the highlights of the 2010 Emmys' Creative Arts ceremony was John Leverence's acceptance of the TV academy's Syd Cassyd Founder's Award. It's about time Leverence received a trophy. He is the king of Hollywood kudos. No one knows awards better, and...
  • Storybook living in the Moody sisters cottages

     
    It's pretty much impossible to lead with any other photo than this: As Christine Hoehner heads up the stairs of her cottage, her dog, Emily Dickinson, sticks around for the photo op. Lucky girl. She lives in a Moody sisters......