Republics have never lived by the commercial principle alone
A progressive-minded man born into the 14th century would have fought the Renaissance tooth and nail
Chandler’s California is a cultural desert stretching along the western edge of a continental wasteland
Ideas and theories were not Mencken’s meat and drink. Real people and social comedy were
The contemporary artist doesn’t expect to have to suffer for what he calls his art. Away with the garret!
Part of the problem is sheer mental and physical laziness
Before the 1960s, the culture of lunacy in California was confined to Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Carmel
To create a market was thus almost to create a generation, and to shape it