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Charles Bukowski

Tales of an Extraordinary Madman  

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 07.18.2014 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

I viewed Bukowski as only doing a limited shtick -- he rarely came into the office himself, but I knew all about him because my friend Judy Lewellen, the city editor, used to go pick up the column. I guess I hadn't understood how popular Bukowski was getting until I was confronted by a book display in London.

Top 5 Fictional Characters I Wish Were My Best Friends During a Break Up

Meira Bienstock | Posted 08.04.2014 | Books
Meira Bienstock

The realization has occurred; the relationship is over. Your mind is clouded with cobwebs from smashed love and a shattered heart, and all you need is advice from someone.

American Bards & The London Reviewer: A Satire

Pietros Maneos | Posted 05.09.2014 | Books
Pietros Maneos

After twelve years of composition American Bards & The London Reviewer: A Satire has been published. The 'poem' was born on the Amalfi Coast of Italy,...

What's Wrong With Today's Newspapers?

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 03.03.2014 | Media
Lionel Rolfe

Today's editorial peons slink and scurry about because they know the grim reapers from corporate are drawing up the next list of writers to "trim and prune" in their ever increasing drive for editorial "efficiency."

The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: A Challenge for 2014

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 03.03.2014 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

Give it a try. Make it a goal to write every day (or almost every day or at least on a regular basis) in 2014. Write when it's early, write when it's late, write during your lunch hour, or your train commute, write whenever it suits you.

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.

Tim Youd: An Art of Sound and Word

Juri Koll | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

Most of us have forgotten the unique rhythmic noise of words being typed on a page with a typewriter. What we know these days is soft and sometimes silent, whether composed with our fingers or our thumbs. Tim Youd has not forgotten that original sound.

7 Stellar Charles Bukowski Quotes For His Birthday

Posted 08.16.2013 | Books

Today would be Charles Bukowski's 93rd birthday. In honor of the literary great, here are some of his best quotes. Are these quotes making you eag...

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...

Some More Books: Part 2

James Franco | Posted 06.08.2013 | Entertainment
James Franco

Larry Brown's final story/novella at the end of Big Bad Love, "92 Days," is essentially a story about a struggling writer, Barlow, trying to get published. The drive to be published acts as a reprieve from the rambling life of squalor that Barlow lives.

Germany's Band of Brothers

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment
Franz-Stefan Gady

The real genius of Our Mothers, Our Fathers is the subtle portrayal of this collective moral suicide.

Movie Review: The Master

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.10.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Given the evidence of The Master and his last film, There Will Be Blood, I'd offer this: Anderson seems bent on making movies that challenge the viewer to figure out what he's really about.

Fitzgerald, Kerouac, Bukowski, and Words for Young Writers to Live By

Alex Layman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Books
Alex Layman

In 1938, F. Scott Fitzgerald received a story from family friend Frances Turnball, who was looking for feedback on her writing. In response, Fitzgerald crafted a letter containing advice for young writers worthy of marble etching.

Movie Review: Crazy Eyes

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.09.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Crazy Eyes was spawned by the same boozy mentality (and, sometimes, sentimentality) that has inspired the work of everyone from Dylan Thomas to Charles Bukowski.

Evocative Portraits Of Authors

Posted 03.06.2012 | Arts

Many artists allude to their inspirations in their works, and it is no different for artist Carl Kohler, who dedicated his life's work to paying respe...

6 Things I Learned From Charles Bukowski

James Altucher | Posted 12.09.2011 | Books
James Altucher

Charles Bukowski was disgusting, his actual real fiction is awful, he's been called a misogynist, overly simplistic, the worst narcissist, (and probab...

Alcohol and Charles Bukowski

Network Awesome | Posted 11.20.2011 | Home
Network Awesome

By: Kristen Bialik Part of the Network Awesome Salute to DRUGS. 7 days = 7 drugs. 42 shows exploring the impact of drugs on culture. Alcohol is a ...

PHOTOS: Top Ten Books About Los Angeles

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 10.09.2011 | Los Angeles

In honor of National Book Lover's Day, we've compiled a very special list for you. With a few parts sex, a dash of neo-noir, some cocaine-using mo...

The 5 Most Frequently Stolen Books From Bookstores

blogs.publishersweekly.com | Posted 09.14.2011 | Books

Yesterday, historian and author Barry H. Landau was arrested on charges of stealing historical documents, including ones signed by Abraham Lincoln, fr...

Literary Love Letters To Los Angeles

Posted 09.07.2011 | Books

From Flavorwire: A while back we did a post on literary love letters to NYC, but we knew at some point we should honor the entertainment capital of...

What Your Favorite Author Says About You

thoughtcatalog.com | Brandon Scott Gorrell | Posted 08.16.2011 | Books

If you love Hemingway, you probably have a certain respect for Manly Men; for stoicism, strict personal rules, chivalry, traditional gender roles, men...

Your Favorite Authors' Drinks Of Choice

flavorwire.com | Posted 08.13.2011 | Books

It’s a well-known stereotype that many literary authors are also raging drunkards. Which, forgive us, doesn’t make us want to emulate them any les...

Which Famous Authors Have (Or Had) The Hottest Spouse? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Artists obviously appreciate aesthetics, and it appears writers do as well. All of the following authors, from Norman Mailer to Salman Rushdie, have (...

St. Patrick's Day Aftermath: The Best Books For A Hangover (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A few years ago, Inigo Thomas wrote in Slate: “If remorse is one part of the hangover, so is resolve — the refusal to give into the worst of it....

The Carnal Carnivorous Californication

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Californication is a study in the kind of panting, hyperbolic male fantasy that is completely bereft of reality, particularly when it comes to women.