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Fantasy expands in modern works


Few genres owe a greater debt to one person than fantasy does to J.R.R. Tolkien. With The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, he created an entire tradition of sword and sorcery, setting the standard for the sorts of characters, storylines and settings that would appear in works of fantasy for more than 50 […]

Haute Highlights


Festival of California Poets Writers, poets and all lovers of the arts, for that matter, have a lot to look forward to this weekend at the Festival of California Poets at the Hammer Museum. The Hammer Museum, Poetry Society of America and PEN Center USA will present this fifth annual event. This year’s festivities will […]