February 22, 2013 |
Editor's note: The following is Times book critic David L. Ulin's introduction to "Lament in the Night" by S hoson Nagahara (Kaya Press: 452 pp., $19.95 paper), which collects two lost pieces of Los Angeles literature, "Lament in the Night" and "The Tale of Osato. " Together, these works reintroduce the writing of Nagahara, a Japanese immigrant to 1920s L.A. who wrote in Japanese for Japanese readers, uncovering the life of Little Tokyo from the inside. On Saturday, Ulin and Andrew Leong , the book's translator, are to be at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo to discuss Nagahara, his writing and its place in the culture of Los Angeles . There are also to be readings by Tamlyn Tomita and Gedde Watanabe, and a reception.
May 19, 2012
Pop-Hop Books and Print Where: 5002 York Blvd. When: grand opening: 1 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday; storytime, 2:30 p.m.; readings, 6:30 p.m.
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July 3, 1991 |
When an earthquake hits, people turn to Caltech to answer the basic questions: How big was it? Where was the epicenter? How many aftershocks? But with the Sierra Madre Earthquake slamming into Pasadena on Friday, another question arises: What if The Big One hits Caltech? First of all, every building on the scientific institute's campus is reinforced to 1 1/2 times earthquake construction standards, said Bill Irwin, assistant director of the Caltech physical plant.
November 1, 1990
California Lutheran University will offer students and the community the opportunity to meet two respected writers at the eighth annual Pulitzer Symposium on Monday and Tuesday in the auditorium. Featured lecturers will be poet Galway Kinnell and writer Shirley Ann Grau. Kinnell received a Pulitzer for poetry in 1983 for his work, "Selected Poems," and has won numerous other awards for works including "Body Rags," "Mortal Words" and "The Past."
February 15, 2013 |
Consumer sentiment rebounded solidly early in February after a disappointing showing the previous two months, according to a survey released Friday. The monthly Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index rose to 76.3, up from 73.8 in January. Quiz: How much do you know about looming federal budget cuts? The readings in December and January were weighed down by Americans' concerns about the potential drag from the so-called fiscal cliff, which federal lawmakers averted with a last-minute deal.
April 14, 1989 |
Dissatisfied with what it perceives as "a scarcity of good community theater" in southern Orange County, a new troupe calling itself the Monday Night Alternative will launch a monthly series of free, radio-style theater readings next week in San Juan Capistrano. "There's just not enough theater around here," said co-founder B.J. Scott, who will stage the first reading on Monday: Paul Zindel's "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds." "So we're going to try to do something about that."
March 7, 2011
BOOKS Lundi Gras The local literary journal Slake: Los Angeles will laisser les bons temps rouler with this Fat Monday celebration featuring art, music, readings, films and food. The program includes short films by Helen Hill and Robert Sobul, readings from Hank Cherry and other Slake contributors, work by local artists, traditional New Orleans jazz and funeral music, and grub from the Crazy Creole Cafe truck. Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd., L.A. 7 p.m. $10. http://www.
September 27, 2012 |
West Hollywood gets bookish this Sunday with the 11th annual West Hollywood Book Fair . Set in and around the new West Hollywood public library, the event will have panels, readings, comics discussions, things for kids, and even some talk about e-books (that's where you'll find me). The immense lineup of authors who will be there includes film star Andrew McCarthy -- he's an award-winning travel writer who has just published a memoir, "The Longest Way Home. " There will be people to talk about darkness and crime -- many mystery writers, including T. Jefferson Parker, are on the bill.