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April 29, 2011
Any educated scholar who has studied that journey knows that Bill Steigerwald simply hasn't enough facts to "debunk" that journey ("Sorry, Charley, Was Steinbeck's 'Travels with Charley' a fraud?" Reason magazine, April 2011"). For some reason the press continues to give this guy way too much ink ("Letters From The Editor: Somewhat let down by a boyhood hero," Daily Pilot, April 17). As far as I'm concerned, and I know mountains about that journey, the author of that Reason article is just another individual who wants to build a career on rumor and innuendo.
NEWS
September 25, 2002
Steinbeck films will be shown John Steinbeck's works will be the subject of three screenings next month at the Newport Beach Central Library. "The Grapes of Wrath," a 1940 film starring Henry Fonda, will be screened at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The Academy Award-nominated 1984 drama "El Norte" will be shown at 5 p.m. Oct. 3. The 1996 Emmy Award-winning "A.K.A. Don Bonus: A Video Diary" will be shown at 7 p.m. Oct. 10. A discussion about Steinbeck's life and works at 3 p.m. Wednesday will precede the film.
NEWS
September 6, 2002
Newport library will show "Grapes of Wrath" The Newport Beach Central Library will present a free screening of "The Grapes of Wrath" at 5 p.m. Oct. 2 as part of a Steinbeck Centennial celebration. Tributes in this nationwide observance of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author include "Bard of the People: The Life and Times of John Steinbeck" and "California Stories, Reading The Grapes of Wrath." Other Steinbeck features at the library will include a "Steinbeck, His Life & Times" photo exhibit to be on view starting Sept.
NEWS
September 27, 2002
Even in a county of bounty, the voice of a writer who spoke out for the poor and oppressed still rings true. Readers can hear it in his masterwork, "The Grapes of Wrath." More than 60 years after its publication, John Steinbeck's chronicle of the Joads' forced exodus from Dust Bowl-era Oklahoma and their plight as migrant farm workers in California sells more than 300,000 copies annually. While set in the Great Depression, the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic reverberates with themes that are as relevant today as they were in the 1930s and '40s: homelessness, poverty, migration, moral responsibility and the underside of the American Dream.
NEWS
August 22, 2002
UCI studies delve into air pollution causes UC Irvine is studying the cause and effects of air pollution and has several research projects underway on the issue. Large Scale Forest Fires is one such project designed to study how forest fires create large concentrations of ozone with effects that can range from eye irritation to the worsening of preexisting lung conditions like asthma. Also looking into chronic lung disease and the effects of pollution is a project on freeway exhaust, which uses mice previously exposed to asthma-like allergens and placing them at varying distances from congested freeway interchanges.
NEWS
By PETER BUFFA | November 13, 2005
There's a new one. Did you see it? A new design for Newport Beach City Hall. When they ran the first design up the flagpole to see if anyone saluted, people just, well, stood there. The reactions ranged from "I'm sorry, what is it?" to "ugly industrial warehouse," which is not a good range. Almost everyone agrees that the city needs a new hall to call its own, desperately. But the questions of what it should look like, what it will cost and how do you pay for it, rank right up there with why can't you tickle yourself and, if you have a dozen eggs, can you go through the 10-items-or-less line?
NEWS
September 22, 2002
Young Chang You'd think the photo was from a J. Crew catalog circa 1919. The beige turtleneck, the tousled hair, even the dogs under each arm. And though both of John Steinbeck's eyes are bandaged in this image -- apparently the remainders of an accident involving iron fillings during a stint at a sugar plant -- other photos of the Nobel Prize-winning writer as a teen confirm that he was cute in an outdoors model...
NEWS
March 22, 2002
Steve Smith Call our road trip "Travels With John," for it was to discover more about John Steinbeck that our family headed north on a recent weekend. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Steinbeck's birth. During his 66 years, he wrote 29 novels, including "The Grapes of Wrath," which today still sells 300,000 copies annually. Steinbeck received the Pulitzer Prize in 1940 for "Grapes" and the Medal of Freedom from Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. Our first night was spent in Cambria, a deceiving 280 miles from our home in Orange County.
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By Steven Short | August 15, 2013
"They've all come to look for America. " - Paul Simon , "America" The cross-country road trip has long been celebrated in literature, film, song and even a television series. It ranks with baseball and apple pie as a quintessential American experience. Philip Caputo's "The Longest Road" is the latest effort to chronicle such a journey. In 2011, Caputo - author of 15 works of fiction, nonfiction and memoir - traveled 8,000 miles, pulling a vintage Airstream trailer, with his wife and two English setters.
NEWS
By John Canalis | April 16, 2011
This may sound strange coming from a newspaper editor, but I had a hard time learning to read. A teacher sent me to my elementary school's reading specialist, and after some individual instruction, I began reading well above grade level. In fact, I fell in love with reading and, more specifically, the work of John Steinbeck. And of all of Steinbeck's books, the one that has remained the dearest is "Travels with Charley. " It's not his best, but it remains my favorite, sort of like a deep album cut that's more personal than a hit single.
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By Steven Short | August 15, 2013
"They've all come to look for America. " - Paul Simon , "America" The cross-country road trip has long been celebrated in literature, film, song and even a television series. It ranks with baseball and apple pie as a quintessential American experience. Philip Caputo's "The Longest Road" is the latest effort to chronicle such a journey. In 2011, Caputo - author of 15 works of fiction, nonfiction and memoir - traveled 8,000 miles, pulling a vintage Airstream trailer, with his wife and two English setters.
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NEWS
April 29, 2011
Any educated scholar who has studied that journey knows that Bill Steigerwald simply hasn't enough facts to "debunk" that journey ("Sorry, Charley, Was Steinbeck's 'Travels with Charley' a fraud?" Reason magazine, April 2011"). For some reason the press continues to give this guy way too much ink ("Letters From The Editor: Somewhat let down by a boyhood hero," Daily Pilot, April 17). As far as I'm concerned, and I know mountains about that journey, the author of that Reason article is just another individual who wants to build a career on rumor and innuendo.
NEWS
By John Canalis | April 16, 2011
This may sound strange coming from a newspaper editor, but I had a hard time learning to read. A teacher sent me to my elementary school's reading specialist, and after some individual instruction, I began reading well above grade level. In fact, I fell in love with reading and, more specifically, the work of John Steinbeck. And of all of Steinbeck's books, the one that has remained the dearest is "Travels with Charley. " It's not his best, but it remains my favorite, sort of like a deep album cut that's more personal than a hit single.
NEWS
By PETER BUFFA | November 13, 2005
There's a new one. Did you see it? A new design for Newport Beach City Hall. When they ran the first design up the flagpole to see if anyone saluted, people just, well, stood there. The reactions ranged from "I'm sorry, what is it?" to "ugly industrial warehouse," which is not a good range. Almost everyone agrees that the city needs a new hall to call its own, desperately. But the questions of what it should look like, what it will cost and how do you pay for it, rank right up there with why can't you tickle yourself and, if you have a dozen eggs, can you go through the 10-items-or-less line?
NEWS
September 28, 2002
Submit AFTER HOURS items to the Daily Pilot, 330 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627; by fax to (949) 646-4170; or by calling (949) 574-4268. A complete list is available at www.dailypilot.com. SPECIAL STEINBECK SCREENING Newport Beach Central Library will hold a discussion and screening of "The Grapes of Wrath" Wednesday in honor of the John Steinbeck Centennial. Former English teacher Terry Tallent will talk about Steinbeck's place in American literature at 3 p.m., and the John Ford film will be screened at 5 p.m. The Central Library is at 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.
NEWS
September 27, 2002
Even in a county of bounty, the voice of a writer who spoke out for the poor and oppressed still rings true. Readers can hear it in his masterwork, "The Grapes of Wrath." More than 60 years after its publication, John Steinbeck's chronicle of the Joads' forced exodus from Dust Bowl-era Oklahoma and their plight as migrant farm workers in California sells more than 300,000 copies annually. While set in the Great Depression, the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic reverberates with themes that are as relevant today as they were in the 1930s and '40s: homelessness, poverty, migration, moral responsibility and the underside of the American Dream.
NEWS
September 25, 2002
Steinbeck films will be shown John Steinbeck's works will be the subject of three screenings next month at the Newport Beach Central Library. "The Grapes of Wrath," a 1940 film starring Henry Fonda, will be screened at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The Academy Award-nominated 1984 drama "El Norte" will be shown at 5 p.m. Oct. 3. The 1996 Emmy Award-winning "A.K.A. Don Bonus: A Video Diary" will be shown at 7 p.m. Oct. 10. A discussion about Steinbeck's life and works at 3 p.m. Wednesday will precede the film.
NEWS
September 22, 2002
Young Chang You'd think the photo was from a J. Crew catalog circa 1919. The beige turtleneck, the tousled hair, even the dogs under each arm. And though both of John Steinbeck's eyes are bandaged in this image -- apparently the remainders of an accident involving iron fillings during a stint at a sugar plant -- other photos of the Nobel Prize-winning writer as a teen confirm that he was cute in an outdoors model...
NEWS
September 6, 2002
Newport library will show "Grapes of Wrath" The Newport Beach Central Library will present a free screening of "The Grapes of Wrath" at 5 p.m. Oct. 2 as part of a Steinbeck Centennial celebration. Tributes in this nationwide observance of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author include "Bard of the People: The Life and Times of John Steinbeck" and "California Stories, Reading The Grapes of Wrath." Other Steinbeck features at the library will include a "Steinbeck, His Life & Times" photo exhibit to be on view starting Sept.
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