April 23, 2006
I was delighted to read "Songs of Ourselves," [April 16], but I was surprised Christopher Reynolds didn't acknowledge Allen Ginsberg's wonderful poem "A Supermarket in California." In it, Ginsberg imagines trailing Walt Whitman through the aisles of a grocery store as the older poet eyes the shop boys and asks, "Who killed the pork chops? What price bananas? Are you my Angel?" Toward the end of the poem, Ginsberg follows Whitman out into the night and addresses him as "dear father, graybeard, lonely old courage teacher."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1990
I regret that The Times staff writer Mayerene Barker did not interview me before writing her profile on the 21st Congressional District race. If she had, I could have prevented her from making some totally erroneous assumptions concerning my campaign. I am not at all "complacent" about my reelection campaign--I am well aware that the voters of my district have the final say in who will represent them. The reason I have been unable to mount an aggressive campaign is that until the current budget debate and other important legislative business is resolved, my primary responsibility is to remain in Washington to represent my constituents.
January 13, 2001 |
QUARTERBACKS ADVANTAGE: MINNESOTA The Giants' Kerry Collins resurrected his career with a fine season, but it's hard to argue against the Vikings' Daunte Culpepper. The 255-pounder threw for 33 touchdowns, rushed for seven and was named to the Pro Bowl in his first season as a starter. RUNNING BACKS ADVANTAGE: TIE Tiki Barber and Ron Dayne deliver a solid 1-2 punch for the Giants. However, neither has the game-breaking ability of the Vikings' Robert Smith.
March 12, 2003 |
Phil Jackson has hesitated comparing Kobe Bryant to Michael Jordan, even as Bryant has played well enough to at least initiate the arguments. The reason, Jackson said Tuesday, was that he made the same error early in his first season in Los Angeles, and Bryant snapped at him. In the retelling, Jackson was as strong in his praise of Bryant as he has ever been.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1997
It didn't rain on our parade, but a light drizzle fell later during the Rose Bowl game, to the dismay of thousands of Midwestern snowbirds in the stands. The Ohioans came to California for a football victory, which they got, and a warm, sunny day, which they didn't. For five decades, Pasadena's parade and football classic have beckoned Midwesterners from the frigid environs of the Big 10 colleges.