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8 Books That Will Show You The Magic Of Big Sur

Posted 08.10.2015 | Books

Nestled between San Francisco and Los Angeles and hugging the Pacific coast, Big Sur has attracted numerous writers in search of inspiration -- not to...

Why You Should Travel To Greece To Live History

Ioannis Pappos | Posted 08.04.2015 | Travel
Ioannis Pappos

Last month, "Greek humiliation" spread like fire thanks to headlines in the most factual papers. And bleeding pride is what one will witness if one travels to Greece today -- the same stoic and fearless faces I saw in the people of the Tuamotu Islands in the South Pacific in 1995.

A Conversation With Delia Gonzalez

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 06.23.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

Delia Gonzalez's debut titled In Remembrance is released on April 28, 2015 through DFA Records. This is not an average record release. This record has taken several years and is part of a larger multimedia project.

Physicians Want Dr. Oz Gone From Columbia Faculty

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 04.21.2015 | College

NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University has not removed TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position as a group of top doctors has demanded, ...

The American People: Larry Kramer's Blistering Magnum Opus

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 05.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

The American People is predictably commanding and passionate, its insights are stunning and endless, its narrative consistently compelling. But how much of the history it recreates is true?

Snowbound in the Big Apple? Try a Bite of Your Favorite Warren Beatty Flicks

Lonna Saunders | Posted 04.20.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Snowbound in the Big Apple? Try a bite of your favorite Warren Beatty flicks. Get out your DVD collection or surf Netflix. Here are mine. Agree or disagree. What are yours?

Henry Miller's iPod

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 02.18.2015 | Fifty
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

"According to my tracking stats on who reads the blog and where they come from, most of my hits seem to be for phrases like pubic hair, masturbation or hot mother-in-laws." She looked out the window and tapped her cheek, perplexed. "Why is that, I wonder?"

Read Norman Mailer's Letter To Henry Miller

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 12.02.2014 | Books

The following is an excerpt from Selected Letters of Norman Mailer. In this particular letter, Mailer writes fellow author Henry Miller, discussing ev...

Henry Miller on War

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
Arthur Hoyle

War is much in the news these days, to the great distress of the world. There is not a continent on Earth on which some form of violence is expressing our species capacity for hatred and cruelty. What did Henry Miller think of war and how it could be avoided?

Henry Miller, Watercolorist

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 09.13.2014 | Arts
Arthur Hoyle

Henry Miller was one of those rare artists, like the English Romantic poet William Blake, to have achieved mastery in two media: language and paint.

Henry Miller's Men: The Twelve Apostles

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 09.02.2014 | Books
Arthur Hoyle

In Big Sur, Emil White helped Henry Miller with his extensive correspondence and the daily chores of survival. In return, Miller encouraged Emil to become a painter, which he did, producing works of startling beauty executed in a detailed primitive style. Emil remained in Big Sur for the rest of his life and bequeathed his home on Highway One to become the Henry Miller Memorial Library.

Henry Miller's Women, Part Two: Orgasm

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 08.24.2014 | Books
Arthur Hoyle

Although Henry Miller recognized that June was mentally unstable, perhaps even psychotic, he was fascinated by her ability to survive on illusions and surrendered his will and his reason to her fantasies.

Henry Miller's Women, Part One: Foreplay

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 08.10.2014 | Books
Arthur Hoyle

As is the case with many men, any discussion of Henry Miller's relationship with women, both in his life and in his work, must begin with his mother. Henry's relationship with Louise Miller shaped his character and his sensibility as a writer.

The Astrological Henry Miller

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 07.27.2014 | Books
Arthur Hoyle

Henry Miller was a devotee of astrology. He employed astrological imagery in his writing for expressive purposes, and he relied on astrology when faced with important decisions in his personal life.

Remember Henry Miller? Censored Then, Forgotten Now

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 07.14.2014 | Books
Arthur Hoyle

Although he enjoyed a brief period of celebrity and notoriety in the 1960s and 1970s after his banned books were finally published in the US, today, more than thirty years after his death, Henry Miller remains a marginalized and largely forgotten American writer.

Barney's Wall

Francis Levy | Posted 04.13.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Barney Rosset was the founder of Grove Press and Evergreen Review and was a proselytizer for among other things the Theater of the Absurd. He brought...

Henry Miller: The Last Days

Barbara Kraft | Posted 02.16.2014 | Los Angeles
Barbara Kraft

If Henry Miller were still alive on December 26, he would be 121 years old. One of the ironies of my life is that I was to meet both Anaϊs Nin and Henry Miller independently of each other when both were nearing the end of their lives.

The Secret Behind L.A.'s Literature

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

A '20s renaissance developed around Jake and his bookstore next to the downtown library and in his Echo Park digs. Later after the war Anais Nin, and presumably Henry Miller and Bukowski, hung around in the very same hills of Echo Park.

Tropic of Marvin

Francis Levy | Posted 11.23.2013 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Oedipus killed his father and married his mother. The myth was adapted by Freud because it made practical sense. It's really Darwinian when you come t...

Tim Youd: Performing Charles Bukowski's Post Office

Lisa Derrick | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

Tim Youd's fingers fly across the keyboard of an Underwood manual typewriter set up in the back of a pickup truck. He reaches the end of the page, w...

A Conversation With Eugene Ionesco

Barbara Kraft | Posted 07.16.2013 | Arts
Barbara Kraft

For Ionesco politics lie, art, true art, cannot lie. "Politics separate men by bringing them together only superficially. Art and culture unite us in a common anguish that is our only possible fraternity, that of our existential and metaphysical community."

PHOTOS: Historic Big Sur Library In Danger Of Closing

Sarah Medina | Posted 05.17.2012 | San Francisco

The most iconic nonprofit library and music venue nestled in the heart of Big Sur is in serious financial jeopardy. An open letter to all friends ...

Women Are Honestly Writing About Sex: It's About Time

Lisa Guest | Posted 06.27.2012 | Women
Lisa Guest

"If you examine sexy heroines in literature you will see they either lose their lives or their children for expressing their sexuality." I can see now why I was so hesitant. I wasn't willing to die just yet.

Barney Rosset, Richard Seaver, and William Burroughs in Midcentury Paris

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.02.2012 | Books
Regina Weinreich

Barney Rosset died last week at age 89, and for those who valued his contribution to upholding First Amendment rights in this country, his championing the works of artists, the event truly marks the end of an era.

11 Brilliant Writing Commandments From Henry Miller

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 04.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Cruising around Pinterest (my new toy), I came across this list of Henry Miller's 11 work commandments. I'm astounded by how absolutely apt these commandments are for my own writing practices.