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Western Lit: The Life of a Wildland Firefighter Is Chronicled in 'Ahead of the Flaming Front'

Western Lit: The Life of a Wildland Firefighter Is Chronicled in 'Ahead of the Flaming Front'

Sunday, July 27, 2014  |  Andrea Clark Mason

Jerry D. Mathes’ second nonfiction book, Ahead of the Flaming Front , portrays the day-to-day life of a wildland firefighter. With a poet’s sense of language, Mathes describes his experiences as a rookie, gaining knowledge as he rises through the ranks.

Mathes works mostly for the Krassel Heli-Rappelle...

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Literature on High: The Idyllwild Authors Series Wraps Up Another Year of Bringing Great Writers to the Mountain Town

Literature on High: The Idyllwild Authors Series Wraps Up Another Year of Bringing Great Writers to the Mountain Town

Friday, July 25, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

Idyllwild has always been known for its arts community—and now, it’s become a destination for lovers of literature.

For 10 consecutive Sundays during the summer, the mountain town, located an hour’s drive from the CoachellaValley, hosts authors at Café Aroma to discuss their craft, thanks to the Idyl...

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Oh Kaye! Rancho Mirage's Kaye Ballard Discusses Her Storied Career—and Reveals She Still Has Unmet Goals

Oh Kaye! Rancho Mirage's Kaye Ballard Discusses Her Storied Career—and Reveals She Still Has Unmet Goals

Tuesday, July 22, 2014  |  Alexis Hunter

More than 500 adoring fans filled the large, sold-out auditorium at the Camelot Theatres one spring evening, with several hundred others sent home, disappointed by the fact that they could not buy tickets to the show featuring a true living legend.

Inside, 88-year-old Kaye Ballard had her Going Out of...

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Rethinking Glass for the New Century: Meet Sculptor Patrick Blythe

Rethinking Glass for the New Century: Meet Sculptor Patrick Blythe

Friday, July 18, 2014  |  Victor Barocas

Patrick Blythe’s large studio, located inside Indio’s Coachella Valley Art Center, includes four separate spaces. It’s clear that each space has its own distinct purpose.

Design and model-marking. Mold-making and stone-carving. A kiln room for heating and forming glass. And a “cold room,” where glass...

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Western Lit: Animals That Live Around and Near Us Are Lovingly Noted in 'Urban Bestiary'

Western Lit: Animals That Live Around and Near Us Are Lovingly Noted in 'Urban Bestiary'

Tuesday, July 15, 2014  |  Cory Eldridge

Most communities across the West, urban and rural, are home to the animals in Lyanda Lynn Haupt’s new book, The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild , a collection of joyful meditations on the fauna that scamper over our lawns and roost on our power poles.

While eastern gray squirrels, crows ...

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Western Lit: A Writer's Genius Is Revealed in 'Conversations With Barry Lopez'

Western Lit: A Writer's Genius Is Revealed in 'Conversations With Barry Lopez'

Saturday, July 12, 2014  |  Kurt Caswell

For 40 years, Barry Lopez has been at the center of the national and international conversation about social justice, and the fate of humanity and the Earth.

In Conversations With Barry Lopez , the National Book Award-winning writer’s thought, precision and intelligence are brought gracefully to the pa...

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