Charles Jensen Wins Zocalo’s 7th Annual Poetry Prize

This year, 441 poets submitted a record total of 1,145 poems, transporting us to physical locations near and fear, as well as to imagined worlds and mental states found on no atlas We’re thrilled to award the $500 Zócalo Public Square Poetry Prize to Charles Jensen, a Wisconsin native who once lived in Tucson and…

How ‘Beetlejuice’ Was Born

The true story of a horror writer and the unsung heroes who helped Tim Burton bring his afterlife classic to life. While teaching UCLA extension courses, he’d gotten to know Marjorie Lewis, a young development executive at the Geffen Film Company. She loved Wilson’s classes, during which well-known scripts were scrutinized and discussed. “I read…

Stephanie Landrigan, Landscape Architecture Program Director, Invited by City of Glendale

The local nonprofit Glendale Beautiful and city of Glendale officials continued their annual tradition of encouraging residents to plant trees and enjoy nature during the community Arbor Day celebration Tuesday at Casa Adobe de San Rafael. Glendale Beautiful, which coordinates tree donations for city lands, and Glendale’s Community Services and Parks Department organized the program…

Director Gregg Daniel Takes On Classic Play, “A Raisin in the Sun”

Growing up in New York City, Gregg Daniel was an admirer of the classic play “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, for its universally affecting story of an African-American family faced with a series of life-altering decisions when they attempt to make the move into a white neighborhood for the first time. Daniel…