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Seeing Steinbeck anew

In today’s Wall Street Journal I review a streaming webcast of the stage version of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Here’s an excerpt. *  *  * Streaming webcasts of theatrical performances are growing increasingly scarce as Broadway producers and drama companies begin opening their doors once more. Yet their value remains undiminished, for streaming video gives regional companies a national profile and makes shows available to viewers who either find it difficult to go to the theater o...
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11 Spielberg Projects We Never Saw But Wish We Could've

Most filmmakers are lucky if they end their career with just one classic on their resume, but Steven Spielberg has made upwards of a dozen. Spielberg has a versatility that is unparalleled among his contemporaries. Whether it's adventure, drama, comedy, historical period piece, science fiction, fantasy, or animation, he's done it, and likely done it well.He's also one of the most prolific working filmmakers with 32 feature films released. Taking time and care to select each project, Spielberg ha...
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Snapshot: Lewis Milestone’s 1939 film of Of Mice and Men

The 1939 film version of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, starring Burgess Merideth and Lon Chaney Jr., directed by Lewis Milestone, and scored by Aaron Copland: (This is the latest in a series of arts- and history-related videos that appear in this space each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, John Steinbeck, Aaron Copland, Lon Chaney Jr, Lewis Milestone, Burgess Merideth


"Books to stop a young man from getting deeper into the alt right."

My friend's brother loves to read, mostly nonfiction. He also listens to a lot of podcasts. The past few years he's been getting further into right-wing media and punditry. He reads so much, but it's all shit about Fascism and conservative viewpoints. What sort of books can help show him a different perspective without immediately turning him off?Usually on this subreddit, people are looking for something else for themselves to read. They liked a certain book, and they want to hear about other, ...
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How to plan if you are low on funds

If you (or someone you know) feel you do not have enough income or assets to require a financial plan, you are not alone. A Federal Reserve study in 2018 found that 25% of Americans have zero retirement savings and that one-third of middle-class Americans cannot afford a $400 emergency. According to the US Census Bureau, 45% of Californians did not own a home in 2020. Traditional personal financial planning starts with long-term goals, sometimes events that will not happen for over 30 years, lik...
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Advanced copies of Sally Rooney’s unpublished book sold for hundreds of dollars

Uncorrected proofs of upcoming novels have been selling for large sums on eBay and Depop – despite the practice being banned by publishersWhen advanced reading copies (ARCs) of Sally Rooney’s new novel Beautiful World, Where Are You were sent out in May, there was a flurry of social media posts. A lucky selection of editors, writers and influencers flaunted their copies; others bemoaned not having been granted one. Soon listings for proof copies (which are clearly marked “not for resale”) starte...
Tags: Books, Ebay, Culture, Harry Potter, Rooney, Jonathan Franzen, Booksellers, North Carolina, Ernest Hemingway, Rowling, John Steinbeck, Arc, Sally Rooney, Depop


Advance copies of Sally Rooney’s unpublished book sold for hundreds of dollars

Uncorrected proofs of upcoming novels have been selling for large sums on eBay and Depop – despite the practice being banned by publishersWhen advance reading copies (ARCs) of Sally Rooney’s new novel Beautiful World, Where Are You were sent out in May, there was a flurry of social media posts. A lucky selection of editors, writers and influencers flaunted their copies; others bemoaned not having been granted one. Soon listings for proof copies (which are clearly marked “not for resale”) started...
Tags: Books, Ebay, Culture, Harry Potter, Rooney, Jonathan Franzen, Booksellers, North Carolina, Ernest Hemingway, Rowling, John Steinbeck, Arc, Sally Rooney, Depop


21 commonly banned books in 2021, and the reasons why

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Frequently banned books include "The Handmaid's Tale," "George," and "To Kill a Mockingbird." Amazon; Rachel Mendelson/Insider Hundreds of books are challenged and banned every year by parents, schools, and organizations. The American Library Association tracks which books are banned and for what reasons. Books are commonly banned for LGBTQIA+ content or dissenting political viewpoints. For centurie...
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What explains the California exodus?

Walt Disney Co. recently announced that 2,000 workers in California will be relocated to Florida. Many of these workers are part of Disney’s innovative “Imagineers,” a Disney unit often credited with creating the “magic” in the Magic Kingdom. In a letter to employees, the chairman of Disney Parks, Josh D’Amaro, cited Florida’s “business-friendly climate and its lower cost of living with no income tax” as reasons for the move. Disney’s announced move of some of its most talented and creative work...
Tags: Florida, California, Opinion, Disney, Sport, Soccer, United States, Fda, Oklahoma, Jerry Brown, Wall Street Journal, East, Walt Disney Co, Ma, Golden State, John Steinbeck


22 of the best classic books to read in your lifetime

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Tara Moore/Getty Images Classic books have characters, stories, or messages that withstand time. All of the books on this list were published before 1987, though most are much older. Want more books? Check out our best fantasy books, science fiction books, and . While many readers prefer , classic books are notable works of literature that withstand stand time, memorable for their beautiful prose, co...
Tags: Amazon, England, California, America, Trends, Pennsylvania, United States, George Orwell, Italy, Jane Austen, Harper Lee, Ohio, Rochester, God, Joseph Heller, Oklahoma


Drought in California is a Failure of Memory

Drought in California  is a failure of memory and a longage of people. In East of Eden, Nobel-prize winning author John Steinbeck's (1902-1968) put it well:   I have spoken of the rich years when the rainfall was plentiful. But there were dry years too, and they put a terror on the valley. The water came in a thirty-year cycle. There would be five or six wet and wonderful years when there might be nineteen to twenty-five inches of rain, and the land would shout with grass. Then wou...
Tags: California, Pets, John Steinbeck, Salinas Valley, PBurns, Terrierman


Southern California’s first immigrant trail getting new attention

More than a dozen very new signs are advertising something very old. New brown signs have popped up on utility poles in some cities, telling of the very primitive road that once brought some of the first immigrants to Southern California. The signs mark the route of Old Spanish Trail, a collection of pathways from New Mexico, across Utah, Arizona and Nevada, that reached the Inland Empire and Los Angeles generally following what later became another historic byway — Route 66. The Old Spanish Tra...
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Progressive Patriotism For July 4

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. This July 4 will be the first Independence Day of Joe Biden’s presidency. Americans can celebrate the holiday by expressing their patriotism around a set of ideas and principles instead of Donald Trump’s insistence that patriotism is about fealty to one man and his government. Trump has never understood that the ways Americans express their patriotism are as diverse as our nation. To some, patriotism means "my...
Tags: Usa, Bruce Springsteen, News, Obama, Congress, Washington, Boston, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, United States, Paris, Farmers, Pledge Of Allegiance


The Worst of the Best: “How Green Was My Valley”

This month on “The Worst of the Best,” I’m taking a slightly different route than I usually take. 1941’s Best Picture winner How Green Was My Valley doesn’t have a bad reputation. In fact, it has a lot of defenders. But it’s seemingly fallen out of style and never gets mentioned as one of the all-time greats. And those who have know it for its infamy in how it won Best Picture over Citizen Kane. The politics of the time made this decision understandable. Kane was seen as an insult to the still ...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Film, Orson Welles, Ford, Stanley Kubrick, Oscars, Stagecoach, John Ford, Kane, Valley, John Steinbeck, Steinbeck, Welles, Beth, Maureen


The Bookworm Pencil Set

John Steinbeck claimed that the mere sight of new pencils inspired him. Ernest Hemingway believed the humble graphite tool made his writing more fluid. We can't argue with literary genius, and neither can imaginative stationer Jill Shephard. Her creative No. 2 pencils celebrate the cherished instrument of brilliant writers and the readers who love them. Using a vintage hot-foil press, Jill hand-stamps each one with a maxim that will make any bibliophile smile, including Just One More Chapter and...
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‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ turns 40: Karen Allen and Belloq actor Paul Freeman reveal secret treasures

Karen Allen was on location in Northern California when she got word that she’d gotten the part of Marion Ravenwood in “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” A courier arrived with a copy of the full script of the 1981 movie that would introduce Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. The courier stayed in the room while Allen read it — this was top secret stuff, after all — and Allen knew she was all-in on this adventure movie that director Steven Spielberg and producer George Lucas had offered her. “I had fallen ...
Tags: Hbo, England, Hollywood, London, Movies, Massachusetts, Nazis, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Karen, Things To Do, West, Soccer, Egypt, Nepal


Route 66 may get a ‘kick’ from Congress as a ‘national trail’ designation

Before there were freeways or state highways, it was known appropriately as “The Road to the West,” then rebranded “The Mother Road” by the great Western novelist John Steinbeck, and often given the simple moniker “Main Street of America.” Route 66, a 2,400-mile-long roadway connecting the heartland of Illinois and Missouri to Western desert cities and Southern California is referred to in many ways, but two members of Congress want to add one more title: National Historic Trail. In this fil...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, Hollywood, News, Congress, California, Bono, Senate, America, Los Angeles, Roads, Sport, Joe Biden, History, Soccer, United States


Give Us John Steinbeck's Werewolf Pulp Fiction, Cowards

By Zanandi Botes  Published: June 02nd, 2021 
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John Steinbeck Really Did Write A Werewolf Novel. No Way His Estate Is Letting You See It.

“The manuscript, Murder at Full Moon, was completed in 1930 but was never published. A single copy has been sitting, mostly forgotten, in an archive in Texas since 1969. It includes drawings by Steinbeck himself. A scholar of American literature at Stanford University is pushing for the book to be published, but the agents for Steinbeck’s estate vehemently refused this week.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Texas, Words, Stanford University, John Steinbeck, Steinbeck, 05.27.21


Thinking Outside the Home

Peter Benchley wrote Jaws in the backroom of the Pennington Furnace Supply, a short walk from his home in Pennington, New Jersey. Though he lived in a bucolic converted carriage house situated on nearly an acre of land, he preferred writing amidst the clamor of this industrial hideaway . He’s not alone among authors in this retreat to an eccentric workspace near his home: Maya Angelou wrote in hotel rooms with all pictures removed from the walls; David McCullough toiled in a garden shed; John S...
Tags: College, Uncategorized, New Yorker, Maya Angelou, John Steinbeck, David McCullough, Peter Benchley, Pennington New Jersey


John Steinbeck wrote a werewolf novel in 1930, but his estate refuses to publish it

Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck is best known for The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men, but in 1930 he wrote a horror novel under a pen name. He was unsuccessful in his attempts to find a publisher for Murder at Full Moon and shelved it. — Read the rest
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John Steinbeck Wrote a Werewolf Novel, and His Estate Won’t Let the World Read It: The Story of Murder at Full Moon

Photo of Steinbeck by Sonya Noskowiak, via Wikimedia Commons John Steinbeck wrote Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath, and East of Eden, but not before he’d put a few less-acclaimed novels under his belt. He didn’t even break through to success of any kind until 1935’s Tortilla Flat, which later became a popular romantic-comedy film with Spencer Tracy and Hedy Lamarr. That was already Steinbeck’s fourth published novel, and he’d written nearly as many unpublished ones. Two of those three manus...
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John Steinbeck’s estate urged to let the world read his shunned werewolf novel

Rejected and hidden away since 1930, an early murder mystery by the Nobel-winning author is ‘an incredible find’ Years before becoming one of America’s most celebrated authors, John Steinbeck wrote at least three novels which were never published. Two of them were destroyed by the young writer as he struggled to make his name, but a third – a full-length mystery werewolf story entitled Murder at Full Moon – has survived unseen in an archive ever since being rejected for publication in 1930.Now a...
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5 Must-Read Travel Books by Authors Famous for Their Fiction

We tend to think of the authors of travel books and the authors of fiction books as two separate and distinct categories of writer. You’ve got your Tocqueville’s and Bill Bryson’s on one side, and your F. Scott Fitzgerald’s and Harper Lee’s on another. But there have in fact been plenty of writers — including some of literature’s most luminous novelists — who have worked in both genres. Often to great effect: unsurprisingly, the talents which lend themselves to worthy fiction — the ability t...
Tags: Travel, Books, London, Montana, France, Life, Adventure, America, San Francisco, Spain, Travel & leisure, Atlantic, Maine, Hawaii, Belgium, Harper Lee


Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended April 25 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Hill We Climb: Amanda Gorman 2. Klara and the Sun: Kazuo Ishiguro 3. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 4. The Four Winds: Kristin Hannah 5. When the Stars Go Dark: Paula McLain 6. The Invisible Life of Add...
Tags: Books, Neil Gaiman, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, House, Haruki Murakami, William Golding, George W Bush, Kazuo Ishiguro, Brit Bennett, Lucy, Southern California, Becky Chambers


The American Library Association has published its list of the most-challenged or banned books in 2020. They include stories about racism and racial justice.

Authors Harper Lee and Toni Morrison. AP Photo The American Library Association has released its list of the most frequently challenged books. Titles included "All American Boys," "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You," and "George." Demands to remove books addressing racism and racial justice grew last year, said the organization. See more stories on Insider's business page. The American Library Association published the list of the 10 most challenged and banned books in the country...
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These are the 10 books that made the ALA's most-challenged list for 2020 - photos

Authors Harper Lee and Toni Morrison. AP Photo The American Library Association has released its list of the most frequently challenged books. Titles included "All American Boys," "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You," and "George." Demands to remove books addressing racism and racial justice grew last year, said the organization. See more stories on Insider's business page. The American Library Association published the list of the 10 most challenged and banned books in the country...
Tags: Trends, Harper Lee, Toni Morrison, Ala, George, John Steinbeck, Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely, Our Town, Sherman Alexie, Laurie Halse Anderson, The American Library Association, Ibram X Kendi, Laurie Halse, Kevin Shalvey, Marianne Celano Marietta Collins


The American Library Association says books with antiracist messages climbed the list of most-challenged or banned titles in 2020

A 2020 protest in Seattle after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Elaine Thompson/AP Photo Books about racism were challenged more in 2020 than previous years, the ALA told Insider. The organization released its list of the 10 most challenged and banned books. It included a children's book about a police shooting, which caused controversy in Minneapolis. See more stories on Insider's business page. More Americans were challenging and seeking to ban books about racism and...
Tags: Minnesota, Minneapolis, US, America, Trends, New York Times, Harper Lee, Seattle, Ala, Scholastic, George, Mother Jones, John Steinbeck, Elaine Thompson, American Library Association ALA, American Library Association


Steinbeck’s Productive Inactivity

Good news: if you have $17.9 million available, John Steinbeck’s 1.8 acre waterfront retreat is now for sale. It’s tucked onto a grassy peninsula in Upper Sag Harbor Cove, and features a pool, a long pier,  and two cozy guest cottages. Arguably most important is the hexagonal, 100-square-foot “writer’s house” overlooking the water. Encountering this real estate listing sent me down a brief but entertaining Steinbeck-at-Sag-Harbor rabbit hole. He bought the house in 1955, I discovered, 16 years ...
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‘First Date’ Review: Hijinks Ensue in This Harebrained Crime Thriller [Sundance 2021]

The best thing I can say about First Date, the wacky new crime comedy from writer/directors Manuel Crosby and Darren Knapp, is that it almost never takes its foot off the gas. It opens with a bang (someone gets shot in the first scene), and after a very brief sequence which establishes some of the main characters, it quickly kicks back into high gear. But that fast pace means the film never stays in one place for very long, and your mileage may vary on whether or not all of its detours and dest...
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