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- Limited amount of fashion show tix to go on sale today at noon!
- Another cool workshop testimonial from March ’12 alumni Dwayne DeBardelaben
- New product at the HMML online store: “The Stone Mason of Tor House,” *the* definitive and most beautiful biography of Robinson Jeffers
- This year’s Big Big Big Sur Fashion Show – tickets on sale (futuristic machine dystopia not included)
- Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Tips on How to Write a Great Story
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Monthly Archives: September 2011
Folkyeah Presents Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, tonight (Thurs.) at The Henry Miller Memorial Library in Big Sur! With support by Cass McCombs and White Magic. Tickets still available! Go to henrymiller.org or call 831-667-2574 to buy’em over the phone. … Continue reading
Henry Miller Library in the Huffington Post! And the Heartland shakes its collective head in disgust
When the Henry Miller Library was a young, wide-eyed 20 year old, a one-way ticket to California in its hand, all of our friends back home in the Midwest said, “Don’t forget where you came from! Don’t get all famous … Continue reading
With Thurston Moore playing here on Sept. 29th at the Henry Miller Library – tickets available here – you don’t need us to tell you about how great “Daydream Nation” is. But I will anyway. Actually, I won’t. I’ll let … Continue reading
In “Tropic of Capricorn” Miller unwittingly writes the script for “Office Space” 50 years before the film itself. Discuss.
Henry Miller wasn’t fond of memorials, and it’s hard to say what he would have thought about our sleepy lil’ bookshop in the redwoods. But just because he was anti-memorials doesn’t mean this blog should, like, y’know, talk about his … Continue reading
Back in college, there was a course on Joyce’s “Ulysses.” Students spent, like, 4 months or whatever dissecting a single book. I rolled my eyes at the thought, but upon further reflection, I figured why not? Sure, Joyce didn’t know … Continue reading
If some dude analyzed the pronoun usage of any other artist, besides the Beatles, we’d roll our hungover eyes. But the Beatles get a pass. Cuz some dude did precisely that. James W. Pennebaker is his name and it’s actually … Continue reading
So, just as a reminder, the Library is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary this summer. And a common misconception – often perpetuated by yours truly – is that it was only until relatively recently that the Library became a hip and … Continue reading
We’re going out with a bang this summer at the Henry Miller Library. Only 4 “big” shows left. Here’s the first: Twin Shadow, tomorrow. Doors at 6, show at 8. Perhaps AllMusic said it best: “Lush, intricate pop certainly shares … Continue reading
The HML: where the restless awesomeness of Thurston Moore (Sept. 29th) collide with the sublime perspicacity of Ricky Nelson
In the context of the Sept. 29th, ((folkYEAH!!))-curated Thurston Moore show – tickets available here – we must admit we’ve been somewhat backward-looking, talking about “Bad Moon Rising,” “The Year Punk Broke,” and “Daydream Nation.” And, as we all know, … Continue reading
The new Ping Pong – the HML literary mag – is out and it is bright and lemony-yellow and it is *fabulous*
We here at the Library put our money where our mouths are/is. We talk a lot about art – art this, art that, art whatever; art who? art where? etc. – and you know this. We provide provide movies, music, … Continue reading