April 15, 2010
Cowboys tend to get all the glory, but the new exhibition "Home Lands: How Women Made the West," opening this weekend at the Autry, focuses on the ways women have shaped the American West. The exhibit comprises art, artifacts and historical accounts and explores northern New Mexico, the Colorado Front Range and Puget Sound. Autry National Center of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, L.A. General admission $9, students and seniors $5, children 3-12 $3, children younger than 3 free.
March 18, 2001
Looking for maps of the Old West? Go east. Through May 19, the New York (City) Public Library presents "Heading West: Mapping the Territory," with about 175 maps, atlases, photographs and books dating to 1540. The exhibit draws from the library's 6,000-piece collection on the American West, among other sources. A 1540 chart by Sebastian Munster, for instance, shows a vacant waterway between Europe and Asia.
June 7, 2002 |
AT THE JIM BRIDGER Stories by Ron Carlson Picador USA 194 pages, $23 Contemporary stories and novels about the American West have developed certain conventions. There is a down-at-the-heels motel on a poor road at the edge of a wind-worn town. Its manager, an aging man with a dubious past, sits on a folding chair watching the flicker of the TV. Outside, a car pulls up on the gravel. A couple comes in and rents a room. A plot ensues.
March 10, 1995 |
The four-team American West Conference will begin its basketball tournament at Southern Utah today with nowhere to go but home when it ends. The American West is among four conferences that do not receive automatic invitations to the Division I NCAA tournament. Champion Southern Utah, in fact, may not even get a NIT spot due to a mediocre overall record. In first-round games today, Cal State Northridge (7-19, 4-2) meets Cal State Sacramento (6-20, 2-4) at 2 p.m.
July 17, 1992
Oscar Lewis, 99, a historian and author who was one of the first to define the West in the context of its history. Lewis emerged as an author and historian in the 1930s, when Californians were beginning to examine their pioneer past and celebrate their heritage. His best-known book, "The Big Four," was published in 1938 and told how four robber barons built the first transcontinental railroad. It is still in print.
January 20, 1995 |
Say this for the fledgling American West Conference: In no other college league in America is a group of basketball coaches and players more eagerly anticipating the start of a conference season. "That's the great thing about being in a conference," said Peter Micelli, a Cal State Northridge forward. "It's a chance to start all over." The American West consists of four teams, all of which could use a fresh start.