July 22, 2001 |
AN AMERICAN CHILD SUPREME The Education of a Liberation Ecologist by John Nichols; Milkweed: 197 pp., $14 John Nichols, in case you don't already know him, is the author of 18 books (most famously "The Milagro Beanfield War"), countless essays and stories and several screenplays (most famously "Missing"). He is a Godforsaken mountain of American conflict, spiritual doubt, political duality and gender confusion.
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March 26, 2001
John Philip Nichols, 76, the controversial patriarch of the family that brought the Cabazon Indians into the gambling era. After Nichols became financial advisor in 1978, the tribe launched business ventures including a poker club and bingo hall and the sale of tax-free cigarettes and discount liquor. Under his leadership, the Cabazons established health insurance plans and opportunities in education and employment.
August 20, 1998 |
John Nichols, the noted and devoted photographer-curator-gallery owner, has been collecting and presenting art--usually photography--since 1984 in various addresses in downtown Santa Paula. He has offered a movable oasis of art in a quaint town normally somewhat shy of flaunting its culture. But his latest address is the best yet, with copious floor space for a gallery, books on the second-floor balcony, and a niche for rare books and prints called the "Browsarium."
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May 10, 1994 |
A Pacoima man died early Monday after he was ejected from his van when it was hit by another vehicle and tumbled 150 feet down a freeway embankment, authorities said. Pedro Salinas Olea, 63, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. His passenger, Patricia Castillo, 21, who was also thrown from the van, was taken to Holy Cross Medical Center where she was in serious condition, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.
April 24, 1994 |
John Nichols' new novel bears the fortunate subtitle, "A Comedy of the Martial Arts" (with a transposition mark in "Martial" between the "t" and the "i"), and this wordplay is a kind of truth in advertising for this novel is a broad marital comedy and it is full of the kind of play and sense of humor that we know is the often the true sense in his work.
April 20, 1994 |
John Nichols makes it very plain: He doesn't wish to be remembered for "The Milagro Beanfield War"--the book he has called "an albatross around my neck." Since "Milagro" appeared in 1974, Nichols has written books on the environment, elegant meditations on the damage people inflict on the natural world. He's also done considerable screenwriting, including a rewrite of the Costa-Gavras film "Missing" and drafts of "Milagro."