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  • Lyrical centennial

    Lyrical centennial
    Arguing over poetry's cultural relevance is a little like debating the potential effects of drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, says Poetry magazine editor Christian Wiman. “For many people, poetry will remain remote,...
  • Louis Simpson dies at 89; Pulitzer-winning poet

    Louis Simpson dies at 89; Pulitzer-winning poet
    "A poet," Louis Simpson once wrote, "should wish for enough unhappiness to keep him writing." Simpson may not have wished for trouble, but he kept writing for 60 years — spare, powerful poems about war, infidelity, suburban alienation and other...
  • Adrienne Rich dies at 82; feminist poet and essayist

    Adrienne Rich, a pioneering feminist poet and essayist who challenged what she considered to be the myths of the American dream and subsequently received high literary honors, died Tuesday at her home in Santa Cruz. She was 82. The cause was...
  • Movie Quote Quiz

     
    This Movie Quote Quiz is a bit out of the ordinary. There is one theme that unifies all of these quotes, and it has nothing to do with an actor. Once you unravel that, it will make this quiz much......
  • This Recording's marvelous writers series

     
    A blog series on writers from This Recording is a must-read....
  • Christopher Hitchens: In our pages, in our memories

     
    Christopher Hitchens' influential life was lived out in public argument on panels, at lecterns, in books, magazines, newspapers and on Internet screens, including the Los Angeles Times. He wrote Op-Eds and book reviews, stretching back to 1990. In our...
  • Stagecoach 2012: Steve Martin goes whole hog in Indio

     
    It was with some sense of deja vu that Steve Martin pulled into Stagecoach for a performance Saturday that had him and the Steep Canyon Rangers slotted to play immediately after bluegrass music patriarch Ralph Stanley, a situation similar to one for which...
  • Lew Archer is back on the case

    He wasn't the hardest of the hard-boiled or the toughest of the tough guys. But Lew Archer, the often melancholy hero of a series of acclaimed detective novels by Ross Macdonald, matched his biting asides with a humane worldview, a love of the underdog...
  • From San Francisco

    In my neighborhood in San Francisco, the economic recession gets told more by what you don't see than what you do see. There are fewer parking spaces on the street at night because fewer people are going out. There are no foreclosure notices attached to...
  • 'Oxford Revisited' by Justin Cartwright

    Oxford Revisited Justin Cartwright Bloomsbury: 222 pp., $18 Travel writing is a category filled with subsets and divisions, but there are two principal modes. The first is that of discovery -- a voyager sets out to find a place that he or she has never...
  • Off The Shelf: Finding the pieces that turn writing into poetry

    Off The Shelf: Finding the pieces that turn writing into poetry
    When I was in my early 20s, living in Berkeley and drifting toward a PhD in Russian literature, I started writing poetry. It was a completely unexpected development. I definitely hadn't been one of those kids in high school who worked for the literary...